Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Though hotel accommodation facilities keep increasing in this country, there is still not enough Ghanaians with the appropriate expertise to manage the high-end ones.
The National Tourism Development Plan indicates that the number of star-rated hotels in Ghana grew from 1,345 in 2005 to 1,747 in 2010. Majority of the hotels are within the one and two-star
Daily Graphic Ghana - The 2015 Yam Festival of the chiefs and people of the Asogli state in the Volta Region has been launched, with a call on Ewes living in the diaspora to patronise the festival.
It is slated to take place in Ho from August 22 to September 22, 2015.
Source: GNA - Indomie, the leading noodles brand, has supported this year’s Sallafest as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
Shine Akiem Torsoo, Brands Manager for Indomie, said the support for the festival was extremely significant because it is one major event that brings people from all faiths to join the Muslim community, to fraternize and have fun.
Source: myjoyonline.com - The Christian Council of Ghana has called on the Tourism Ministry to consider expanding the scope of the Ga traditional festival, Homowo to give it a national character.
The second edition of the Homogenous Festival has been launched with a call on traditional authorities to foster unity for the development of the country.
Christened ‘Homofest’, the festival marks the climax of the celebration of the four main annual festivals of the Greater Accra Region.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses say all is set for their annual gathering to aid people benefit practically from the example and teachings of Jesus Christ in Kumasi.
It is estimated that more than 40,000 people would attend the event to be held at Asokore-Mampong, beginning, August 7.
Source: Kofi Owusu Aduonum/Daily Guide - Founder of Ghanaian-owned beverage company Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL), Dr Kwabena Adjei has been adjudged West African Tourism Personality of the Year at the recently-organised Weizo Accra tourism conference held in Accra.
The executives of Local airline Starbow has announced to operate in Sunyani of Brong Ahafo Region, which will begin a 4x weekly Sunyani - Accra on 10th July 2015.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing Domestic airline of the Year, Starbow is currently operating 39 flights a week to the three Ghanaian destinations from its base at Kotoka International Airport, namely Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere has ordered the immediate closure of the Bunso Aboretum tourist site in the Eastern region.
Twenty people sustained severe injuries when the canopy walkway at the site collapsed yesterday.
The managers of the facility claimed that the revellers accessed the walkway without
Source: GNA - The Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), a Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has in the past two years spent more than 77,000 Ghana Cedis on the restoration of the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles.
Fire gutted a shop within the premises of the Cape Coast Castle in the Central Region on Sunday destroying items worth millions of Ghana Cedis.
According to sources, the fire started around 12pm and was finally brought under control around 3pm.
Items such as Kente cloths, beads, African wears, bags and footwear, among others, were burnt to ashes.
It took the intervention of personnel from the Ghana Fire Service to prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of the castle. What started the fire was not immediately known.
Source: The Spectator - Boti Falls, a popular landmark in the Eastern Region, some few kilometres from Koforidua, the capital city is under serious threat.
The waterfalls, which passes through the Huhunya forest reserve has been turned into farmland for the cultivation of yam, cassava and maize.
The inhabitants in the area are indiscriminately felling trees planted to protect the river for charcoal burning.
Source: B&FT - A newly-built 176-capacity cruise boat, the Dodi Princess II, is set to be operational by the third quarter of this year as revelers keenly wait to sail to the famed Dodi Island on the Volta Lake.
The new vessel, when operational, will help bridge the revenue short-fall of the Volta Hotel Limited, Akosombo, resulting from the break-down of the 350-capacity MV Dodi Princess I, over a year ago.
The three-deck Dodi Princess II, though half the capacity of Dodi Princess 1, has all the intimate details of the latter, with a modern appeal presented by its nicely-set-out bar on the middle deck. The wooden-floor upper-deck with a beautiful view of the lake is dedicated for live band music
Source: GNA - A large number of people including government officials and chiefs who visited the Zion Park at Winneba to witness the arrival of a captured life deer as part of the Aboakyer festival were disappointed.
The two Asafo companies sent the captured animals to the Otuano House instead of the durbar ground.
Source: GNA - The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bosomtwe, Madam Veronica Antwi-Agyei, has expressed the determination of the Assembly to take steps to boost the tourist attraction of the Bosomtwe Lake.
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