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Tourism centre inaugurated in Ahanta West

The chiefs and people of four farming and fishing communities in the Ahanta West District have welcomed locating a tourist attraction centre in their area by the Soroma Capital Company, a British/Ghanaian company. The four beneficiary communities of the 630 acre land eco-tourism project are Princess Town, Akatekyie, Asuboi and …

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Over 100 participate in this year's paragliding festival

More than 100 foreign tourists and Ghanaians participated in this year’s four-day fifth annual paragliding festival, which ended on Monday. In all, 14 pilots from South Africa; United States of America (USA); Norway; France; Germany and Benin flew the foreign tourists and some Ghanaians from the take-off point on the …

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Ministry of tourism to diversify, add value to tourist products

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi has said the annual Easter paragliding festival being held at Kwahu Atibie was part of the Ministry’s policy to diversify and add value to tourist products for increased patronage. She said this year’s paragliding festival was well package to have a new …

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Aboakyer festival celebration launched in Winneba

Neenyi Asiedu Bondzie 1, head of the Otuano Royal Stool Family of Winneba, has said this year’s Aboakyer festival would start on April 24 and reaches its climax with a durbar on May 01. The festival will end on Monday, May 3 2010. There will be a marathon on April …

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Grand View Hotel officially opens

Management of the newly opened Grand View Hotel (GVH), located at Kantamanto in Accra, has noted that they are ready to redefine the standards in the hospitality sector of the tourism industry. Mr. Samuel K. B. Omari, Managing Director (MD) of the hotel said this at the official opening of …

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180,000 attend global tourism trade show in Berlin

The global travel trade show ITB Berlin ended Saturday March 13, 2010 and made history as the biggest event in the history of tourism shows with 180,000 visitors attending. The event also recorded orders worth six billion euros, a press release form the organizers, Messe Berlin copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has …

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Ghana is first African country to open tourist office in Europe

Ghana has scored a first in tourism. The country is the first African country to open a full scale tourist office in Europe. The Ghana Tourist Board opened the office in the Netherlands in September 2009 according to information copied to ghanabusinessnews.com from the office. The office known as “Ghana …

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Ministry of Tourism holds first Ghana Family Fun Day

The first Ghana Family Fun Day (GFFD), an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism aimed at projecting and boosting domestic tourism on major national holidays has been held at Aburi in the Eastern Region. It involves various social and outdoor games including football, playing cards, oware, as well as health …

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Obama's visit increases visitors to Cape Coast Castle

The Cape Coast Castle, one of the internationally acclaimed tourism monuments, in 2009 recorded an increase of 15,704 visitors representing 25.8 percent over the previous year. Mr Nicholas Ivor, Central and Western Regional Director of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) said on Thursday that a total of 76,546 …

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Tourism Ministry launches project to boost domestic tourism

A project that aims at making school children, especially those in deprived communities, know the country through educational tours was inaugurated on Thursday in Accra. The project dubbed: “My School Travels Project” would among other things promote domestic children and help the children to know about their environment through such …

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