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Kumasi to set up tourism development company

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is collaborating with some of its neighbouring districts to set up a Tourism Development Company to help transform the region into a major tourism destination. The company would see to it that there is adequate investment to raise facilities to international standards. This followed the …

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Tourism Ministry to establish lions reserve in Ghana

The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with its development partners, is to undertake a Lions Project in the Shai Hills to serve as a game reserve. The project, initiated by African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT), is proposing the development of a national species management plan for the African …

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Ghanaians asked to compare tourism to oil discovery

Mrs Stella Appenteng, President of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), on Monday urged Ghanaians to see the tourism industry as the discovery of oil where they could venture for business. “Just as businesses are trooping to Ghana to have their share of the oil discovery, we must also show the …

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Ghana Tourist Board to organise Chocolate Dinner

The Ghana Tourists Board (GTB) will collaborate with Adom FM, a radio station in Tema, to organize a special chocolate dinner for selected couples in Accra on February 14 which is St Valentine’s Day. The day is celebrated in Ghana as National Chocolate Day to make popular the eating of …

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Ghana soccer to be made tourism product

An initiative to market football in Ghana as a tourism product is being promoted under a public-private sector partnership. Dubbed “Ghana ‘4’ Gold South Africa 2010”, the project is building on the soccer laurels of the Ghanaian national teams to sell the country’s investment and tourism potentials to the international …

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Night club owners blame churches for drop in business

Night club owners in Cape Coast, the Central regional capital of Ghana are blaming churches for the drop in business, The Mirror reports. Most revelers, they say do not patronize their clubs because of the churches. According to the report, night club owners made this complaint at a stakeholders meeting …

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Slave museum to be built in Ghana

Plans are underway to build the first ever slave museum in Ghana to serve as a monument to the Transnational Slave Trade. The slave trade was one of the most dastardly acts of man’s inhumanity against fellow humans in the history of the world. The plan to build the museum …

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Ghana’s democratic credentials put country up on tourism rankings

Ghana for the first time has been included in the list of developing countries that attract tourists based on ethical values, a new report released by Ethical Traveller has said. Ghana ranks fourth among the ten developing countries. These are: Argentina, Belize, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, Namibia, Poland, Seychelles, South Africa …

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Ghana banks asked to support local entrepreneurs

A businessman on Tuesday appealed to financial institutions to support the development of the country’s tourism potentials by providing long-term credit to entrepreneurs with viable projects to create jobs for the youth. Mr. Richard Ofori, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Richester Hotel, told a press briefing in Accra that failure by …

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Eight hotels, guest houses in Techiman cautioned

Eight hospitality facilities in the Techiman municipality in Brong Ahafo have been operating without licences from the Ghana Tourist Board. They are Temple Guest House, J. O. Christ, Atomic Paradise, Great Abrafi, Atomic Paradise (annex), Luna Lodge, Philmod Hospitality Inn and Travellers Court. Five of them namely Temple Guest House, …

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