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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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GhanaTourism Bill expected to be passed this year

The tourism bill, currently before cabinet, is expected to be passed in October this year by Parliament. It would among other things transform the Ghana Tourists Board (GTB) into a Ghana Tourism Authority, Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, said on Friday. She said: “I am very excited about the …

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CEDECOM holds forum on tourism

A representative of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV Ghana), Mr Nick Beunders, observed on Thursday that the expected growth of tourism in the Central Region which is perceived as the “tourism heartbeat of the nation,” is “flawing”. He stated that although the region has a comparative advantage, its tourism and …

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Tourists to get “free” Kente at 2010 Agbamevorza

Tourists at this year’s Kente Festival (Agbamevorza) of the chiefs and people of Agotime Traditional Area, are likely to get quality Kente cloths at very moderate prices. This is to give local and foreign tourists the opportunity to taste and own quality Kente from Agotime, Mr Elvis Ativoe, spokesperson of …

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Envoys visit site of Pra River Rock formation and Rapids

Dasebre Kwadu Kyerefo Ampanim Amuah 111, Omanhene of Sekyere Traditional Area, on Thursday called on the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) to develop the site of the Pra River rock formation into an attractive eco-tourism destination. He made the call during a meeting with four envoys who visited the site at …

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Over 1,500 tourists expected to attend the Agotime Kente Festival

Over 1,500 foreign and local tourists are expected to attend this year’s Agotime Kente Festival at Kpetoe. The festival, scheduled between August 5 and September 5 on the theme, “Kente, our heritage for wealth creation,” has a history of high patronage from tourists. Last year over 1,000 tourists were said …

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Culture and Tourism to play key roles in 2010 Volta Trade Fair

Culture and tourism are central to this year’s Volta Trade, Investment and Cultural Fair scheduled for November. The event would create the right platform for potential investors to have first hand experience and information on the unique and diverse cultural practices and tourism attractions in the region. Mr Joseph Amenowode, …

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Sub-standard hospitality facilities to be closed down

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has vowed to close down all sub-standard facilities in the hospitality industry. Mr Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Board, said they were determined to stop hotels and restaurants whose services did not meet the required standards from operating. Those doing business illegally would …

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Ada is a profitable tourist location – Dokutsu

Mr Jonathan Dokutsu, Secretary of Ada Traditional Council, has said the Dangme East District had tourist sites and the capacity to attract tourists to generate revenue to the tourism industry. “Ada has numerous tourist sites, the Songor Lagoon, Okor Forest, an estuary, Ada Foah beach, vast islands, serene beaches and …

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