Source: UNWTO - The UNWTO Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa – Fostering Tourism Development concluded with a call for stronger regional cooperation and increased partnerships as means to build a stronger brand value for Africa (Accra, Ghana 17-19 August 2015).

 
 
Source: B&FT - President John Dramani Mahama has said that government will sustain its investment in tourism and expend in other areas to increase the sector’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“We aim to continue diversifying our tourism assets by developing and investing in beach-fronts, marinas, entertainment and amusement centres going forward. Tourism is a good business, but it is about good service,” President Mahama said at the opening of a three-day United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in Accra yesterday.

 
 
Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said on Thursday that Africa has a major opportunity to harness the potential of tourism

This, she, said would foster development, increase its participation in the global economy and generate revenue for investments.

 
 
Source: A training workshop has been held for hoteliers, guest house operators and front desk officers at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region. 
The eight-day workshop, organised by the Ghana Progressive Hotels Association (GHAPROHA) and funded by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), Ghana, was on the theme, “Training of staffs to enhance proper customer services". It was attended by 50 participants from

 
 
Source: GNA - The committee set by the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere to investigate the Bunso Arboretum Canopy walkway disaster has recommended that the place should remain closed.

The members said the facility should be opened after the Institute of Engineers and Ghana Standard Authority have supervised the rehabilitation and certified its safety for public use.

It would be recalled that on July 1 during the celebration of the Republic Day, 21 tourists who had gone to the centre were involved in an accident, when one of the canopy walkways lowered down from a height of 35 metres.

 

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