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CEDECOM to promote agro-processing/tourism in C/R

The Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM), would organise agro-processing and tourism fair in Cape Coast, from 30 August to 6 September, this year. The fair that seeks to promote trade and investment and boost the economy of the Region is dubbed “Central Expo 2010” and under the theme: “harnessing the …

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Ghana earns $1.6b from tourism in 2009

Ghana earned about $1.6 billion from tourism as the fourth largest foreign exchange earner last year after gold, cocoa and remittances from Ghanaians resident abroad. Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, said tourism contributed about 6.2 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year. She was addressing a …

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Ghana asked to invest in tourism sites

Mr Percy Amoah Gogoe, General Manager of Diaspora Tours, a tourist organisation has called on government to back the capital intensive efforts to promote the country’s tourism potentials with infrastructural development to tourist sites. He said it is a national sham for resources to be spent towards the wooing of …

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Website to promote tourism in Ghana’s West Coast launched

The West Coast Destination Management Organization (DMO) on Friday launched a website on tourism to market the potential opportunities of the Western Region and promote tourism. The website, which provides detailed information on tourism in four of the region’s six coastal districts,  forms part of a sustainable tourism project funded …

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Expert calls for purposeful approach towards tourism

Mr Nkunu Akyea, a tourism development expert, has called for a more purposeful approach to the development of tourism in the Volta Region to rake in maximum benefits. He said the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) should be the policy propagating agent harmonising the various tourism development blueprints of the districts, …

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Local authorities urged to develop tourism facilities

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to Districts and Municipal assemblies to develop tourism facilities in their areas to attract tourists to raise revenue for their development. Addressing a meeting of the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) on Tuesday, he said the region was endowed with tourism resources …

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Ghana Tourist Board closes Garden City Hotel, 11 others

The Ashanti Regional Taskforce of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), has intensified its efforts to flush out sub-standard and unlicensed tourist facilities in the Region to improve services. Mr Ekow Sampson, the Regional Manager, noted that with its huge tourist potentials, the Region could advance its socio-economic development if managers …

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Ghana Tourist Board closes eleven hotels, restaurants

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has closed down 11 hotels, restaurants and travel and tour operating facilities in the Ashanti Region for doing business without licenses. These include King Polo Guest House, Nados Restaurant, Eagle Eye Travel and Tours, Jordan Guest House, Dolphins Travel and Tours and Cleopatra Guest House. …

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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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