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Ghana Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

Former President of Ghana dies from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2020 19:07

Jerry Rawlings, the ex-President of Ghana, has reportedly passed away from the complications of coronavirus infection. According to the reports, the former president died in the early hours of Thursday, ... Read More

Ghana’s international airport re-opening: PCR test required for all new arrivals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020 22:37

The officials at Ghana's major international travel hub, Kotoka International Airport, have announced that all new international arrivals will be required  to take a PCR test. The test could be ... Read More

Ghana Tourism wants Americans to stay for good

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 20:21

Why not visit Ghana and stay forever? In times of COVID-19, the government of Ghana began intensively lobbying Black Americans to resettle in Africa last year, the country’s tourism minister ... Read More

The biggest urban music beach festival in the world

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020 04:32

The Ghana Tourism Authority, on behalf of the Government of Ghana, and Event Horizon, Organisers of the Afro-Nation Festival, on Monday, 20th January 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for ... Read More

South Africa’s Tourism Minister to visit Ghana

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 24, 2019 15:43

The South African Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will in the coming week, embark on a working visit to Ghana and Nigeria. The Minister will spend two-days in Accra attending the ... Read More

African Travel Times reveals names of its 2019 Awards Nominees

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2019 07:17

African Travel Times, West Africa’s only monthly travel and tourism magazine and a member of the African Tourism Board has revealed names of its 2019 Awards Nominees, billed for Sunday, ... Read More

African Sports Tourism Week Ghana 2019 gathers momentum

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 10, 2019 02:13

Tourism is the crossing of borders for an experience. Sports Tourism is one such activity bringing so many to cross borders as they are counted today as Sports Tourism Delegates. ... Read More

African Tourism Board: The Need for Greater Industry Synergy in West Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2019 04:30

The 2019 IATA’s Regional Aviation Forum is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Accra, Ghana. On Tuesday Alain St.Ange, President of the African Tourism Board and the former Tourism, ... Read More

Iran – Ghana signs MOU on tourism and free trade zone cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2019 21:46

The deputy head of the Supreme Council of Iran's Free Trade, Industrial and Special Economic Zones for cultural, tourism and industry affairs, Mohammad Reza Rostami, referred to capabilities of Ghana ... Read More

Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 08:05

National Security Operatives  in Ghana completed an operation which successfully rescued the two Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region. The operation was conducted in the early hours of ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for the Republic of Ghana. This was in response to a ... Read More

African Tourism Board President will speak at the IATA Regional Aviation Forum in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 06:16

The African Tourism Board knows the importance of connectivity for the growing travel and tourism industry to the continent.  African Tourism Board objective is to sell Africa as a shared ... Read More

ATTES: Changing the Face of Africa together with the African Tourism Board

Dr. Darlington Muzeza Dr. Darlington Muzeza- May 14, 2019 01:49

The African Tourism Board is planning to partner with Africa’s Trade, Transport and Energy Summit  (ATTES) to make sure travel and tourism are not overlooked by the largest summit ever held in Africa. ... Read More

Ghana Tourism makes money on selfies

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 21:16

Ghana Tourism is a big business and full of surprises. This is also true for  Mr Guru, Ghanaian,  a comedian who went to Facebook after being asked to pay GH¢4.00 ... Read More

Emirates and Africa World Airlines ink interline agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 15:11

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Africa World Airlines (AWA), the Ghanaian airline headquartered in Accra, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto selected ... Read More

Nonstop between Washington Dulles and Acrra, Ghana grows on SAA

editor editor- April 3, 2019 02:07

Starting today, South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to 5 days weekly. SAA offers the ... Read More

Ghana Tourism over Mining? Should Atewa Forest Reserve be a National Park?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 31, 2019 06:52

In Ghana, a Rocha Ghana and Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape (CCLA), both non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have urged the government to designate the Atewa Forest Reserve as a national park, ... Read More

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

editor editor- January 29, 2019 21:16

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2017 (GHC6, 854.3mn) compared with 33.5% ... Read More

South African Airways boosts its US-Ghana service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 18:05

The flag carrier airline of South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), today announced that it will increase the frequency on direct nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s ... Read More

Ghanaian Tourism Ambassador: Sex is a tourism booster

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 00:30

Ghanaian radio and TV presenter, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, who in 2016 was announced as a Tourism Ambassador for Ghana, has stressed the need to encourage and promote sex as a ... Read More

African Tourism Partners steps up Africa Travel & Tourism Master Classes

editor editor- December 4, 2018 12:59

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will host its Africa Travel and Tourism Marketing Master Class and Business/MICE Travel Connection in Johannesburg Read More

Protea Hotels by Marriott to open its second hotel in Ghana

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2018 08:10

Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport, the brand’s second hotel in Ghana and the first Protea ... Read More

Ghana Minister of Tourism joins African Tourism Board

editor editor- October 31, 2018 13:58

The African Tourism Board has appointed the Hon. Catherine Ablema Afeku, Minister of Tourism Ghana, to the African Tourism Board (ATB). She will serve on the Board of Sitting Ministers ... Read More

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

editor editor- October 18, 2018 09:05

Hahn Air has already integrated 20 new carriers into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle partners by the end of the third quarter of this ... Read More

First Pullman Hotel announced for Ghana

editor editor- October 2, 2018 09:48

AccorHotels and Platinum Properties Limited Ltd., the Project Company of the Pullman Accra Airport City, have announced the signing of a landmark agreement for Pullman Accra Airport City, the country’s ... Read More

First Pullman Hotel in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2018 04:03

AccorHotels, andPlatinum Properties Limited Ltd, the Project Company of the Pullman Accra Airport City, have announced the signing of a landmark agreement for Pullman Accra Airport City, the country’s first Pullman branded ... Read More

Hilton on track to more than double its footprint in Africa

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 1, 2018 09:15

As it continues to grow its presence in Africa by introducing new brands and entering new countries, Hilton (NYSE:HLT) today announced it is on track to more than double in ... Read More

WTM Chief Carol Weaving introduces African Tourism Board to African Leadership Forum

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 3, 2018 06:48

Carol Weaving, managing director of Reed Exhibition is the latest board member of the newly founded African Tourism Board (ATB) On Friday she addressed delegates attending the African Leadership Forum ... Read More

First Africa Tourism Leadership Awards announces short-listed finalists

editor editor- August 14, 2018 19:54

Finalists in all 9 categories of the inaugural Africa Tourism Leadership Awards were announced by the Co-chairs of the awards committee. Read More

Ghana Tourism Minister: Now a board member of the African Tourism Board

editor editor- August 9, 2018 22:16

The Hon. Catherine Ablema Afeku, Minister of Tourism for Ghana, recently joined the African Tourism Board (ATB) as a board member. Read More

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum set to offer experiential learning in business and MICE tourism

editor editor- August 3, 2018 22:39

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions and events (MICE) remain key pillars in development across Africa tourism. Read More

Prof. Marina Novelli, University of Brighton, to lead Product Development Masterclass at 1st Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

editor editor- August 1, 2018 03:11

Prof. Marina Novelli, University of Brighton, has been chosen to lead the Sustainable Tourism Masterclass at Africa Tourism Leadership Forum. Read More

Influential tourism industry experts to speak at Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

editor editor- July 23, 2018 20:41

The upcoming Africa Tourism Leadership Forum is a dedicated Pan-African private-public tourism forum supported by the African Tourism Board. Read More

Ghana Minister for Aviation meets Alain St.Ange from Seychelles

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 22, 2018 20:47

Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister for Aviation of the Republic of Ghana was the proud host of the Routes Africa 2018 that was held in Ghana with the Ghana ... Read More

Uganda Tourism and Seychelles Tourism Consultant discuss Brand Africa and cooperation

editor editor- July 19, 2018 23:34

Dr. Wasswa Tom Davis, Uganda Tourism Board member and a Manager at Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, and Alain St.Ange met in Ghana. Read More