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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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Ghana, DR Congo to revive tourism agreement

The Government of Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo will soon revive an agreement that would enable the two countries to share experiences in the tourism sector.      The agreement, signed about 30 years ago, would promote the conservation of endangered species that are otherwise killed for game purposes. …

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Ghana Tourist Board closes down 11 hotels and restaurants

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) on Wednesday closed down 11 hotels and restaurants in the Ashanti Region for operating either illegally or under poor conditions. Eight of these, including Lavikus, Lizzie’s Hotel Annex, Garden City, Sir Tony’s Lodge, Innkeepers Guest House, Clarke Guest House, Maa ’U’s Kitchen and Underground Guest …

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Minister calls for strengthening of PANAFEST/Emancipation structures

Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Tourism, on Saturday called for the strengthening of PANAFEST and Emancipation structures, to attract more people to participate in the celebrations of the events. She said this would also ensure that the programme survived in the face of competition from other African countries, adding “Ghana …

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