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Ghana gets national marketing strategy for tourism sector

The President Atta-Mills led administration is putting in place a national marketing goal for the tourism sector since it is critical to the realisation of the Better Ghana Agenda, Mr. John Tia Akologo, Minister of Information, said on Monday. He said the tourism sector could potentially grow more rapidly with …

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Buabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary gets a bus to boost tourism

The Management of Buabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in the Nkoranza North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, has purchased a 14- seater bus at the cost of GH¢16,500 to facilitate the movement of tourists. Mr Edward Opoku, Chairman of the management team made this known, when he led a delegation of …

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CEDECOM to promote agro-processing/tourism in C/R

The Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM), would organise agro-processing and tourism fair in Cape Coast, from 30 August to 6 September, this year. The fair that seeks to promote trade and investment and boost the economy of the Region is dubbed “Central Expo 2010” and under the theme: “harnessing the …

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Ghana earns $1.6b from tourism in 2009

Ghana earned about $1.6 billion from tourism as the fourth largest foreign exchange earner last year after gold, cocoa and remittances from Ghanaians resident abroad. Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, said tourism contributed about 6.2 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year. She was addressing a …

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Ghana asked to invest in tourism sites

Mr Percy Amoah Gogoe, General Manager of Diaspora Tours, a tourist organisation has called on government to back the capital intensive efforts to promote the country’s tourism potentials with infrastructural development to tourist sites. He said it is a national sham for resources to be spent towards the wooing of …

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Website to promote tourism in Ghana’s West Coast launched

The West Coast Destination Management Organization (DMO) on Friday launched a website on tourism to market the potential opportunities of the Western Region and promote tourism. The website, which provides detailed information on tourism in four of the region’s six coastal districts,  forms part of a sustainable tourism project funded …

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Expert calls for purposeful approach towards tourism

Mr Nkunu Akyea, a tourism development expert, has called for a more purposeful approach to the development of tourism in the Volta Region to rake in maximum benefits. He said the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) should be the policy propagating agent harmonising the various tourism development blueprints of the districts, …

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Local authorities urged to develop tourism facilities

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to Districts and Municipal assemblies to develop tourism facilities in their areas to attract tourists to raise revenue for their development. Addressing a meeting of the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) on Tuesday, he said the region was endowed with tourism resources …

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Ghana Tourist Board closes Garden City Hotel, 11 others

The Ashanti Regional Taskforce of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), has intensified its efforts to flush out sub-standard and unlicensed tourist facilities in the Region to improve services. Mr Ekow Sampson, the Regional Manager, noted that with its huge tourist potentials, the Region could advance its socio-economic development if managers …

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Ghana Tourist Board closes eleven hotels, restaurants

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has closed down 11 hotels, restaurants and travel and tour operating facilities in the Ashanti Region for doing business without licenses. These include King Polo Guest House, Nados Restaurant, Eagle Eye Travel and Tours, Jordan Guest House, Dolphins Travel and Tours and Cleopatra Guest House. …

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