Tag: Ghana

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

AFRAA and IATA share common aviation vision

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 12, 2019 00:04

AFRAA and IATA share a common vision – the development of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry in Africa that facilitates business, trade, and tourism and contributes positively to ... 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

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... 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

South Africa Tourism Ministry and African Tourism Board Officials meet and agree with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019 22:00

African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube today at Indaba in Durban met with the Honorable Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Republic of South Africa, Elizabeth Thabethe; Her Excellency ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn expands footprint in Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 16:55

Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the ... Read More

Accor leverages expanded brand portfolio to accelerate Africa development plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 17:59

Accor is fast-tracking its development plans in Africa, leveraging its expanded portfolio to consolidate its leadership position in North and West Africa, and achieve rapid growth in Sub Saharan and ... 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

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum: Next stop Durban

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:47

Themed “Stimulating intra-Africa Travel through thought leadership,” the 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) is the only Pan-African public-private tourism leadership dialogue platform that is convened, led, and hosted by ... Read More

African Tourism Board Launch was a success: A new era just started for African Travel & Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 12, 2019 09:06

The two arms of the African Tourism Board had their official launch event yesterday at the Cape Town International Convention Center Conference Theatre during World Tavel Market Africa. The African ... Read More

African Tourism Board launch on Thursday: More details just released

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 08:42

The African Tourism Board is ready to be launched in Cape Town on Thursday during the upcoming World Travel Market at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Conference Theatre. A president ... Read More

2nd annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class to be held in Johannesburg this June

editor editor- April 3, 2019 21:05

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South Africa offices from June 10-12, 2019. The African Tourism Board ... 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

VoyagesAfriq CEO appointed UNWTO Senior Expert for Communications in Africa

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 2, 2019 01:26

The Managing Editor and CEO of VoyagesAfriq Media Limited, Mr. Kojo Bentum-Williams, has been appointed as the UN World Tourism Organization‘s Senior Expert for Communications in Africa. This appointment will ... 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

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 05:28

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will ... Read More

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2019 06:13

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an ... Read More

Marriott will introduce St Regis hotel brand to Marrakech in 2024

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 9, 2019 17:17

In a joint statement issued today, Marriott International and Kuwaiti United Real Estate Co. announced that they plan to develop new St. Regis resort near Marrakesh, Morocco. Marriott said in ... Read More

Marriott International announces three new hotel deals in North and West Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 16:15

From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence across ... 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

Dubai Runway Closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 09:02

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to ... Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. 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

Royal Air Maroc welcomes its first Boeing 737 MAX jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018 17:15

Boeing today delivered the first 737 MAX for Royal Air Maroc, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its fleet. ... Read More

Airbus selects 51 teams for Fly Your Ideas global competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 15:26

Airbus has shortlisted 51 international student teams to go into round two of its sixth Fly Your Ideas global challenge. Students were invited to innovate in six key areas covering ... 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

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- October 29, 2013 01:20

Responsible tourism has an ugly side and you could very well be unknowingly feeding it. Picture this: You find yourself in a Third World country and you feel compelled to ... Read More

RwandAir – where dream has turned into reality

editor editor- March 4, 2013 05:39

(eTN) - While in Rwanda last week, news emerged from the corridors of RwandAir, that Accra, Ghana, will become the airline’s 15th destination by the latest in June of this ... Read More

Ghana warns tourists to avoid unlicensed hospitality facilities

editor editor- November 19, 2012 03:41

Tourists and the general public have been entreated to shun patronizing unlicensed hospitality facilities to ensure their safety and security. Read More