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Ghana to get tourism bank

Mr Edem Kpodo, Board Chairman of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), announced that a bank in Ghana has been given licence to invest in the tourism industry. He said that specialized financial institutions were needed to boost the industry, which substantially contributes to the country’s economy. Mr Kpodo was interacting …

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Spain to help Ghana to develop tourism potentials

Madam Olga Carbaga, Spanish Ambassador has pledged the commitment of her country to develop Ghana’s tourism potential. “Spain will support Ghana in research and technical assistance to enable her develop her tourism potentials,” she said, during a courtesy call on Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism in Accra on …

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Navrongo Traditional Area launches Fao Festival

The chiefs and people of the Navrongo Traditional Area in the Kassena-Nankana East District have launched their annual Fao Festival aimed at bringing together the people to initiate development projects and activities for the ensuing years. Arthur Wekem Balinia Addah, Acting on behalf of the Paramount Chief of the Navrongo …

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Kurubi Festival prevents promiscuity

Nana Fanyinama III, Chief of Wangara (Wangara Wura), on Tuesday urged government to help promote traditional festivals to ensure that certain values and morals were upheld especially among the youth. She said festivals were also a way of promoting domestic tourism, saying, “it can promote national unity.” Nana Fanyinama III …

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Ghana Tourist Board trains lifeguards

The Ghana Tourists Board (GTB) is doing the necessary consultation to institutionalise the training of lifeguards or pool attendants, a requirement for the operation of all swimming pools in the country. Mr Frank Kofigah, Director of Operations, at GTB, said this at the weekend at the end of a five-day …

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Tourism can alleviate poverty in Ghana – Prof. Holden

Professor Andrew Holden, a tourism expert, has stressed the need for government to give priority to the development of tourism to help reduce poverty in Ghana and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He said based on studies conducted in the tourism industry in Ghana, the lack of tourism data …

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Hotels should strive for good customer care – Paul Okoh

Mr Paul Okoh, Member of Parliament for Asutifi North, at the weekend, called on players in the hospitality industry, to apply themselves to good customer service delivery to attract and retain clients. He stressed that good customer service is the life wire of every industry, adding that unless people in …

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First registered quasi-tourism vehicle rental service in Ho

The first fully registered quasi-tourism vehicle rental company in the Ho Municipality has started business. Perwin Transport Enterprise offers airport pick-up, excursion and executive bus services on point-to-point basis, Mr Godwin Avornu, the Managing Director, told the GNA when he inaugurated the company’s fleet of cars that include saloon cars, …

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Work to start on GH₵397,000 tourist receptive facility at Kpetoe

Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, on Monday cut the sod for work to commence on a 397,000 Ghana Cedi Tourist Receptive Facility at Kpetoe in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District. The facility is made up of an information area, toilet facilities, restaurants, souvenir shops, museum, reading rooms and parking area as …

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UNEP online initiative makes touring world’s 150,000 most spectacular nature sites possible

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined forces with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to create www.protectedplanet.net – an interactive, social media-based website that provides in-depth information on both the leading lights and hidden gems of the conservation world. This has made touring 150,000 of …

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