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Arik Air joins BSP for Nigeria, Ghana

Arik Air has joined the Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) for Nigeria and Ghana, the company has said in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. According to the release Arik Air joined the system in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The BSP allows all IATA accredited agents to …

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Minister expresses commitment to develop aviation sector

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, has stressed the need to develop the aviation industry, saying it the time to do that was now. “With many more airlines coming in as well as investments that would come in with the drilling of the oil, I believe that …

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Vice President decries high hotel rates in Ghana

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday attributed the high rental rates of hotel rooms in the major cities of the country to inadequate decent accommodation facilities. “Most of our four-star hotels charge beyond $200.00 a night which is quite expensive and I believe if there are a lot more …

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GTB shuts down seven hospitality facilities in Ashanti

The Ashanti Regional Task Force of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), on Monday, shut down seven hotels and restaurants, in Kumasi and the Sekyere-Afram Plains district, for operating without permit. These include Stephen Brobbey’s Guest House, Manhattar Hotel, 10 Downing Guest House, Grandees Restaurant, Bar Naas Catering Service, Olinasa Bar …

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Ghana’s tour operators to invigorate tourism industry

The President of the Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), Mr Gordon Adoboe, has stated that the union will take advantage of President John Evans Atta Mills’ declaration of this year as ‘Action Year’ to invigorate the tourism industry in order to attract more visi­tors into the country. Mr Adoboe …

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Arik Air to reward customers with Frequent Flyer Programme

Arik Air, one of the private airlines covering West Africa is rewarding its customers with the introduction of its first Frequent Flyer Programme (FFP). The airline says it will reward members with free flights, upgrades to Business Class and vouchers for excess baggage on all international services. Its passengers can now …

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Arik Air passengers now get more

Arik Air passengers with Economy Class tickets can now upgrade to Business Class, the airline has said. According to Arik Air, it has partnered with Optiontown to offer its Economy Class passengers the opportunity to upgrade to Business Class across its extensive network. “Passengers will pay a fee once they …

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Hotel owners appeal to government not to withdraw tax concessions

The Ghana Hotels Association, has appealed to Government to as matter of urgency reconsider its decision on the withdrawal of tax concession on the hotel industry. The National President of the Association, Mr Herbert Acquaye, made the appeal during the Association’s first ever National Executive Council Meeting held in Bolgatanga …

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Ghana sets up first Hospitality and Tourism University

Ghana is to set up an ultra-modern Hospitality and Tourism University to develop her human resource to meet the global standards for the hospitality industry. Mr Tetteh Nettey, President of the Meridian pre-University College, made this known to the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines at a consecrated groundbreaking ceremony …

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Arik Air to expand operations in Ghana

Arik Air entered Ghana’s booming aviation sector in 2008. After enjoying a steady growth, the Nigerian owned passenger airline intends to expand its operations in the country. Mr Trevor Henry, Country Manager of Arik Air said during a media interaction in Accra Friday January 14, 2011 that the airline has …

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