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Tourist Board cautions commercial drivers

Accra, 12 Jan. GNA - Mr. Martin Mireku, Acting Executive Director of Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) on Saturday urged commercial drivers to be disciplined, courteous, and dress decently during the Golden Jubilee Commemoration to enhance the country's image. (Hi Ghana)

Tourism official extols potential of industry

Accra - A senior official of the tourism industry has again lauded the potential of industry saying it generated 833 million dollars in 2005. (Hi Ghana)

Tanzanian company to help boost earnings from Kakum Park

The government has concluded a deal with Moivaro Investment and Trading Company Limited of Tanzania to develop an eco-lodge to boost the tourism potentials of the Kakum National Park. (Hi Ghana)

Governor-General of Canada weeps at Elmina Castle

Elmina, Nov. 29, GNA-- The visiting Governor- General of Canada, Ms. Michaelle Jean, who is of African descent, on Thursday shed tears and remained solemn, as she was taken on a tour of the Elmina Castle. (Hi Ghana)

TOUGHA encourages domestic tourism

Accra - The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA) has instituted a domestic tourism awareness essay competition for Junior Secondary Schools to create and sustain public awareness of domestic tourism. (Hi Ghana)

Nigerian delegation in Ghana to learn about tourism

Accra, Nov. 4, GNA - A delegation from the Bayelsa State in Nigeria on Friday met with senior officials in the tourism industry to learn about Ghana's tourism to enable them to develop the tourism potentials in that state. (Hi Ghana)

Nigerian Tourism practitioner commends Ghana's hospitality industry

Accra, Nov. 4, GNA - Mr. Zee Debekeme, Chairman of the Bayelsa Tourism Practitioners' Association on Saturday commended personnel in Ghana's hospitality service for their warm attitudes towards customers. (Hi Ghana)

Tourism officials miss their way to hippo sanctuary

Wa, Sept. 27- Officials from the Tourism industry, who are visiting some of the country's tourist facilities on Tuesday missed an opportunity to visit the Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary in the Upper West Region because they lost their way to the place. (Hi Ghana)

Tourists visit two Hamile towns

Hamile, Burkina Faso, Sept. 27 - A group from the tourism sector on Tuesday visited two Hamile towns being the home of Ghanaians and Burkinabes, as part of activities marking the celebration of World Tourism Day. (Hi Ghana)

Brong Ahafo makes 300 million cedis from tourism annually

Nchiraa (B/A), Sept. 23, GNA - Brong-Ahafo Region bags a minimum of 300 million cedis annually as proceeds from its tourist sites and has employed 4,650 persons in various capacities at listed tourist points. (Hi Ghana)

Ghana ranks 10th in tourism arrivals in Africa

Ghana ranks 10th in terms of tourist arrivals in Africa and considered a serious emerging market with high potentials on the continent, participants at TourismAfrica 2006, currently taking place in the Swiss capital, Geneva, heard on Thursday. (Hi Ghana)

Hoteliers call for assistance expand

Sunyani, Sept 9, GNA - Mr Martin Mireku, Executive Director of Ghana Tourist Board, has called on hoteliers, chop and drinking bar operators as well as restaurant owners to maintain clean surroundings. (Hi Ghana)

Ghana To Mark Tourism Day At Gwollu

THIS year’s World Tourism Day will be celebrated on September 27 under the universal theme ‘Tourism enriches’. In Ghana, the day will be observed at Gwollu in the Upper West Region, which happens to be the hometown of late President Hilla Limann. (Hi Ghana)

Tourist Board Earns Applause

IT was a night of a difference when distinguished players in the tourism industry mounted the dais to receive prizes of distinction. (Hi Ghana)

Byelaw on loitering needed-Survey

A report on sexual exploitation of young boys in tourism has called for byelaws that would restrict children from loitering during the day and at night. (Hi Ghana)

Tourism practitioners develop marketing skills

Accra, Aug. 15, GNA - Mr Joseph Baidoe-Ansah, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, on Tuesday reminded tourism practitioners that the only way to enrich visitors' experience and beckon repeated visits to the country was by sharpening their marketing skills. (Hi Ghana)

Road Map For Tourism

A new Legislative Instrument (LI 1817) has been passed under the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act to serve as the new road map for tourism investment in the country. (Hi Ghana)

Institutionalize public-private partnership in tourism industry

Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Minister of Tourism and Diasporean Relations, on Wednesday stressed the need to institutionalize public-private partnership to improve services, product development and marketing. (Hi Ghana)

Man who initiated Ghana documentary dies

Accra, Aug. 2, GNA -- Mr Leonard Robinson (Jnr), the man who initiated and helped Ghana to produce the documentary dubbed: "The Presidential Tour" is dead. (Hi Ghana)

A Homecoming Message From Vice President

Vice President Aliu Mahama has called on Africans in the diaspora who visit Ghana to prevail upon their colleagues to come and invest here. (Hi Ghana)

Moree Beach Resort inaugurated

Moree(C/R), July 30, GNA - A two billion cedis Moree Beach Resort was inaugurated at Moree, near Cape Coast last Saturday. Work on the five chalets beach resort, jointly owned by Ms Marianne Holst, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Mr Joe Vugu, Managing Director of MAJOVU limited, the company that financed the project began in 2003 and completed this year. (Hi Ghana)

Ghana, United States Virgin Islands establish linkage

Accra, July 29, GNA - A ritual dubbed: "Reconciliation ceremony" was on Saturday performed for a ten-member delegation from the United States Virgin Islands by the Osu Traditional Council as a sign of acceptance back to the homeland. (Hi Ghana)

Organizations support seventh National Tourism Awards

Accra, July 27, GNA -- Sixteen organizations on Thursday presented sponsorship packages to the Ghana Tourist Board to support the Seventh National Tourism Awards to be held on August 11, 2006. The companies include Guinness Ghana Breweries Group, the major sponsors, who supported the event with drinks and money worth 117 million cedis. (Hi Ghana)

Ga Homowo begins from July 26

Accra, July 26, GNA - The Ga Traditional Council on Tuesday said that this year's Homowo celebrations would commence from Saturday, July 29, by the Lante Djan We through Ga Mashie and thereafter in succession to Tema. (Hi Ghana)

Ambassador launches project to reconnect Ghana to Diaspora

Ghana's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Annan Cato has told the Ghanaian media to do away with the kind of propaganda that ridicules the political leadership and office holders. (Hi Ghana)

ICAG to liase with GTB to classify indigenous caterers

Accra, July 24, GNA - The Indigenous Caterers Association of Ghana (ICAG) is to liase with the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) to register and classify indigenous caterers using the grading criteria of the Board for the hospitality sector. (Hi Ghana)

Delegation arrive from Virgin Islands

Accra, July 22, GNA - A 12-member delegation from the Virgin Islands arrived in Accra last night in commemoration of Emancipation Day. (Hi Ghana)

Wa observes emancipation day

Wa, July 21, GNA - Africa-Americans visiting the country with the aim of tracing their family roots have been urged not to limit their search to the coastal regions alone but should move further inland to the north, which was the main source for slaves during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. (Hi Ghana)

Yaa Asantewaa's Heroism To Be Celebrated

The second edition of the Yaa Asantewaa Festival takes place from the 28th of this month to the 6th of next month at the Cultural Centre in Kumasi. (Hi Ghana)

Ghana encourages conference and business tourism

Accra, July 10, GNA - About 45 per cent of tourists, who visited the country last year were leisure tourists who came purposely for holidays or to see family members and friends. (Hi Ghana)

Ambassador launches project to reconnect Ghana to Diaspora

London, July 08, GNA - Mr. Annan Cato, Ghana's High Commissioner, United Kingdom, has told the Ghanaian media to do away with the kind of propaganda that ridicules the political leadership and office holders. They should instead focus on assisting to create a more positive image for the country, which all would be proud of. (Hi Ghana)

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