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Salaga getting ready for tourists

Mr. Alhassan Mumuni, the District Chief Executive for the East Gonja, has said he, in consultation with the assembly, had adopted pragmatic measures that would improve sanitation in the town in preparation towards this year’s Emancipation Day celebration. The measures include fencing of all designated sanitary sites in Salaga, evacuation …

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Zimbabwean company eyes Ghana’s tourism industry

A Zimbabwean hospitality company is upbeat about setting up in Ghana to serve the country’s tourism sector, citing political stability as the reason. The CEO of Harare-based African Sun Ltd., which is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has said his company is seeking to get listed on the …

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Nature tourism sees global rise – Research

A new study has found that many nations throughout the world, including the United Kingdom, are seeing an annual increase in visitors to their conservation areas. The research, published Monday June 29 June in the journal PLoS Biology, found that in 15 of the 20 countries for which information was …

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I’ll make Ghana tourist friendly -Tourism Minister designate

Mrs Juliana Azumah Mensah, Tourism Minister-designate on Monday indicated her resolve to see more tourists coming into the country once she took office. She said she was fast studying her ministry to know its current position and to combine it with her experiences as a frequent traveller to make the …

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Tourism in Ghana – Time to make the gains

Tourism enjoys a lot of global attention due to the fact that it generates huge incomes to nations and offers jobs to citizens. The potential of tourism to transform developing economies and leapfrog them into middle income economies within record times has never been doubted both by economists and politicians. …

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Ghana hotels urged to cultivate maintenance culture

An international communications expert, Mr. Robert Goldie has called on hoteliers to esteem the culture of maintenance, as a way of developing the tourism industry. Mr. Goldie, the West African Regional Head of Avaya Intelligent Communications made the call at a session to introduce products and services of the company …

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Ghanaian soldier shoots tourist to death

The Ghana Military Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man shot by a group of armed soldiers some two weeks ago. Sam Tetteh, who was on holiday from the US, was shot while riding a motorbike with friends in Saltpond where they went for a holiday ride. No …

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The Emancipation Day celebration stimulates tourism in Ghana

Emancipation Day celebration which was celebrated in 2008 on the theme “Emancipation: Our Heritage, Our Strength” is an annual event celebrated in Ghana, the Black Star of Africa and the gateway to the Homeland of people of African descent in the Diaspora, to commemorate the final abolition of slavery in …

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New US visa rules – Tourists to face travel restrictions

The Foreign Office is warning that thousands of tourists could be turned away at US airports and ports, as a new online entry system comes into effect. From 12 January, visitors from countries which do not need visas will need to fill in an electronic form at least 72 hours …

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Reducing poverty in Ghana through tourism

Tourism is an economic tool which, when planted in a community expresses its positive presence through the jobs that spring from it. It then also contributes to the particular place’s exposure to its external world drawing attention to it and with its visits that create the establishment of the logistics …

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