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Stalling of $1.55b project locks 5000 tourism jobs

The late start of the $1.55 billion Gold Coast City Accra beach front development project, announced a year ago by the Strategic Initiatives Limited and its Partners has left more than 5000 tourism and affiliated jobs hanging in the balance. As a result of the delay in the commence­ment of …

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Volta region said to abounds in tourism sites

Mr Kwame Gyasi, Volta Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), on Thursday, called for a conscious public-private interface in the development and expansion of tourism investment portfolios. He said this partnership would induce cutting-edge approaches into the industry where the opportunities were harnessed to advantage. Mr Gyasi, who …

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Ghanaians urged to appreciate domestic tourism

Mrs. Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, on Wednesday called on Ghanaians to appreciate the importance of domestic tourism as a way of improving international tourism in Ghana. “Domestic tourism is the bedrock for international tourism since the success of international tourism promotion in any country depends to a large …

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Ghanaian hospitality firms win major prizes at West African event

Nine Ghanaian hospitality firms were adjudged the best out of 13 award categories at the just ended West African Tourism and Hospitality Awards in Accra. The maiden ceremony is intended to encourage improved standards in the hospitality industry in the West African sub-region. Mr Adedayo Adesugba, initiator of the awards …

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Ghana Hoteliers urged to ensure comfort and safety of tourists

Mrs Gifty Kwansa, Tema Regional Director of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has underscored the need for hoteliers to meet the basic standards in the Tourism Industry. To this end, he asked the hoteliers to endeavour to treat tourists to cleanliness, comfort and safety. Mrs Kwansa, made the call when …

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Hotel Association trains members to enhance standards

The Ghana Hotels Association on Wednesday opened a two-day training workshop for owners and managers of hotels in the Greater Accra Region to enhance operating standards in the industry. Mr Herbert Acquaye, the President of Ghana Hotels Association, said the training programme was also aimed at setting a benchmark that …

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Ghana Hotels Association to introduce awards scheme

Ghana Hotels Association is considering the institution of an award scheme to reward deserving members for their innovation and excellent performance in the industry. Mr Hubert Acquaye, President of the association, announced this at the 3rd National Executive Council meeting of the body in Techiman on Thursday, sponsored by PZ …

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Amu Festival of Avatime to attract tourists

Over 8,000 local and foreign tourists are expected at the Amu (Brown Rice) Festival of the chiefs and people of Avatime Traditional Area in the Ho Municipality in November. The festival, which was last celebrated in 1990, is an expose of the rich culture and traditions of the mountain top …

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Chief, people of Asebu Traditional Area launch “Apayamkese” Festival

The chiefs and people of Asebu Traditional Area on Tuesday launched this year’s “Apayamkese” festival and the tenth anniversary of the enstoolment of Okatakyi Dr Amanfi I, the Omanhen of the area. Launching the festival, the Omanhen said an education and development fund would be re-launched during the festival, while …

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