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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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Ghana Tourist Board calls for the protection of Owabi Dam

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has stressed the need to adopt viable and sustainable measures to protect the Owabi Dam which supplies treated water to about 13 per cent of the population in the Kumasi metropolis. Mr Ekow Sampson, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Board, said the water body …

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Asogli Yam Festival revives businesses in Ho

The three-week long 2010 Yam Festival of the Asogli Traditional Area, which ended on Sunday with a thanksgiving church service, represents the single most important business stimulating event in Ho and its environs for years. The celebration evidently brought back to life many businesses in Ho. Areas of business the …

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Ghana tourism sector to list online

Many Ghanaian tour operators, hoteliers and other professionals in the hospitality industry on Wednesday expressed interest in listing their products online with an international travel portal called Expedia Inc. The listing on Expedia Inc exposes Ghana’s hospitality industry to more than 58 million visitors around the world in a month …

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Establishment of strong link between tourism, biodiversity advocated

Mr. Asher Nkegbe, Acting Upper West Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) has advised Ghanaians to effectively protect the environment towards the promotion of tourism and the development of its resources. He said Ghanaians need to establish strong links between tourism and biodiversity by changing their attitudes, behaviours and …

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