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‘Beyond the Return’ steering committee expanded

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has expanded the National Steering Committee of the ‘Beyond the Return’ to include three more members. The new members are: Mr Geddy Laryea, Media Majique and Research Systems, Mr Rabbi Kohain Nathanyah Halevi, Universal Pan-African Diaspora Coalition of Ghana, and Mrs Stella Appenteng, …

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Kakum National Park losses GH¢400,000.00 to COVID-19

The Kakum National Park has lost in excess of GH¢400,000.00 in revenue due to the Coronavirus outbreak which culminated in its closure, the Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), managers of the facility has disclosed. Mr Michael Amonoo, the Marketing Officer for the GHCT who disclosed this said the situation had affected …

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Ghana government launches $9m tourism grant scheme

必威体育app官网Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, Senior Minister, on Wednesday launched a $9 million tourism grant scheme under the Ghana Tourism Development Project, geared towards revitalising the tourism sector that has highly been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds, being provided by the International Development Agency of the World Bank Group, …

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Emirates to operate two repatriation flights from Dubai to Accra

In an effort to assist stranded Ghanaians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) get home, Emirates plans to operate two flights from Dubai to Accra on 12 and 16 June. A statement issued in Accra by the Airline said, flights could be booked via the Ghanaian Embassy in the UAE. …

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Night clubs and drinking bars remain closed – Tourism Minister

Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts, and Culture on Thursday said per the Presidential Directives on easing the COVID-19 restrictions, all night clubs and drinking bars across the country remains closed. The Tourism Minister said the government has provided some guidelines concerning easing restrictions on the operation of …

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Ghana loses $171m in tourism revenue due to COVID-19 – Minister

必威体育app官网Ghana lost an estimated tourism revenue of $171 million in a space of four months – from March to June, because of the global novel coronavirus pandemic. The revenue loss followed the closure of the country’s borders to human traffic, a measure taken by the government to prevent the importation …

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Ghana initiates “Decade of African Renaissance 2020-2030”

必威体育app官网Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, on Thursday, announced in Accra that a 10 –year programme, called the “Decade of African Renaissance 2020-2030” has been initiated to grow Ghana’s tourism industry. She said the programme would showcase the potential of Ghana’s tourism industry and consolidate its Diaspora engagement. The …

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Domestic airlines to commence flight operations today

必威体育app官网The Ministry of Aviation has announced the recommencement of domestic flight operations on Friday May 1, 2020, from the Kotoka International Airport to other cities of the country. A statement signed by Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said …

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Ghana Airports to resume domestic airline operations

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) will resume domestic flight operations at the weekend to ease the restriction of movement of people in the country, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, has said. “We are the only African country that closed its Airport and are about to begin …

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Ghana Hotels Association calls for reduction in taxes

必威体育app官网The Ghana Hotels Association has called on government to temporarily suspend taxes on the hospitality industry to enable them to survive in the current lockdown state on account of the coronavirus pandemic. They have therefore suggested three percent reduction in Valued Added Tax (VAT) 80 percent reduction in Corporate Tax, …

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