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Obama slept in Holiday Inn during Ghana visit

President Barack Obama of the United States of America, spent the night together with his family at the Holiday Inn, the hotel’s management has said in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday July 14, 2009. The hotel, which is situated about a kilometer from the Kotoka International Airport played …

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Investments in health tourism enriches Ghana’s tourism industry – Minister

Mrs. Juliana Azumah-Mensah, the Minister of Tourism, has lauded the private sector for adding health related investment to the country’s repertoire of tourism attractions. She said spas and health facilities are becoming important exponents of leisure and medical tourism through which the tourist is guaranteed a high sense of health. …

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Hotel Obama opens in Accra, with a room called “White House”

There is no stopping the growth of Ghana’s hospitality industry, as daily additions in the different sectors of the industry continue. There are increasing efforts to boost the tourism sector. A recent addition has been made. A new hotel, Hotel Obama, named after the first African-American President of the United …

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Salaga getting ready for tourists

Mr. Alhassan Mumuni, the District Chief Executive for the East Gonja, has said he, in consultation with the assembly, had adopted pragmatic measures that would improve sanitation in the town in preparation towards this year’s Emancipation Day celebration. The measures include fencing of all designated sanitary sites in Salaga, evacuation …

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Zimbabwean company eyes Ghana’s tourism industry

A Zimbabwean hospitality company is upbeat about setting up in Ghana to serve the country’s tourism sector, citing political stability as the reason. The CEO of Harare-based African Sun Ltd., which is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has said his company is seeking to get listed on the …

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Nature tourism sees global rise – Research

A new study has found that many nations throughout the world, including the United Kingdom, are seeing an annual increase in visitors to their conservation areas. The research, published Monday June 29 June in the journal PLoS Biology, found that in 15 of the 20 countries for which information was …

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I’ll make Ghana tourist friendly -Tourism Minister designate

Mrs Juliana Azumah Mensah, Tourism Minister-designate on Monday indicated her resolve to see more tourists coming into the country once she took office. She said she was fast studying her ministry to know its current position and to combine it with her experiences as a frequent traveller to make the …

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Tourism in Ghana – Time to make the gains

Tourism enjoys a lot of global attention due to the fact that it generates huge incomes to nations and offers jobs to citizens. The potential of tourism to transform developing economies and leapfrog them into middle income economies within record times has never been doubted both by economists and politicians. …

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Ghana hotels urged to cultivate maintenance culture

An international communications expert, Mr. Robert Goldie has called on hoteliers to esteem the culture of maintenance, as a way of developing the tourism industry. Mr. Goldie, the West African Regional Head of Avaya Intelligent Communications made the call at a session to introduce products and services of the company …

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Ghanaian soldier shoots tourist to death

The Ghana Military Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man shot by a group of armed soldiers some two weeks ago. Sam Tetteh, who was on holiday from the US, was shot while riding a motorbike with friends in Saltpond where they went for a holiday ride. No …

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