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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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Local business provides online booking solution for hotels in Ghana

Hotels in Ghana that want to utilize the power and full potential of the Internet to expand and grow their market share in the global tourism and hospitality sector can do so with a solution provided by a Ghanaian business, ourghana.com. The product known as Online Booking Manager, is a …

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Ghana gets Tourism Police

A specialized unit within the Ghana Police Service to provide security and safety for tourists at tourism establishments was on Tuesday launched in Accra. The unit called “Tourism Police,” will have police personnel in mufti stationed at centres patronized by tourists, especially beaches, highways, airports, bus stops, public parks and …

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UNESCO presents posters to Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism was presented with posters, which portrayed Ghana’s intangible cultural heritage in Accra on Friday. The Ministry by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Office for the West African sub region based in Accra made the presentation. The various images developed for the posters included …

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Achimota Forest to be made world class ecotourism hub in 2012

Achimota Forest will be adjusted to a world class tourism enclave without destroying the ecosystem but attempts to construct a road through it will nose-dive this objective, Mr Samuel Afari Dartey, Acting Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission has said. Mr Dartey told the Public Accounts Committee when he appeared …

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Project to develop beach front in Accra to start

A project that seeks to modernize the beach front in Accra with the aim of making the city a trade and economic hub in the West African sub-region would soon kick off. The project jointly financed by three Chinese companies would be situated on land stretching from the Osu Castle …

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Ghana Tourist Board urged to add other tourism activities during paragliding festival

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has called on the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) to include other tourism activities in the Kwahu area during the paragliding festival. He explained that, such a move would expand the festival to cover the whole of the Kwahu ridge and help improve upon …

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New Tourism Minister tours organisations under Ministry

Mrs. Zita Sabah Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, on Thursday paid a familiarisation tour of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) and the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) Limited, where she shared her vision for the tourism sector. She was accompanied by Mr. Kwabena Acheampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism and some directors …

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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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