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Government must give us tax reliefs – Allure Spa CEO 

Chief Executive Officer of Allure Spa in the City, Dzigbordi Dosoo

Business operators in the wellness, health and beauty industry are advocating for parliament to classify the industry under a ministry to allow them get tax reliefs. Players in the industry bemoan the huge taxes they pay at the ports when clearing their goods and want government to place the sector under a ministry. Although they assert a Legislative Instrument (LI) ...

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First phase of Accra Eco-park commences in 2018 – Lands Minister

Lands and Natural Resources Minister - Nii Osah Mills

Ghana has advanced plans to establish the first Eco-park in West Africa to attract tourists into the country. The first phase of the project, situated within the Achimota Forest zone in the Greater Accra region, is expected to commence in 2018 following the new law on wildlife conservation in 2012. According to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Nii Osah ...

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Lake Bosomtwe is World Biosphere Reserve, Mole Park to follow

Ghana’s permanent Delegate to UNESCO, H.E Johanna Odonkor Svanikier

Ghana is hoping to pass the evaluation test to list the Mole National Park as a World Heritage Site. According to stakeholders, the complete listing of the facility will project Ghana   ’s tourism prospects and attract huge investments into the tourism sector. The country’s permanent Delegate to UNESCO, H.E Johanna Odonkor Svanikier who disclosed this also announced that the ...

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New Legon Botanical Gardens opens [Photos]


Patrons of the University of Ghana’s Botanical gardens will henceforth access other services with the launch of the new phase of the facility. The garden, until the coming on board of the new investors, only served as a habitat for some flora and fauna species. It had also served as event centres for some recreational activities. But according to the ...

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Swiss Spirit International to transform Alisa Hotel- CEO

Henri Kennedie (middle)

New owners of Alisa Hotel, Swiss Spirit International have expressed their resolve to introduce world class service despite stiff competition in the hotel and hospitality industry. The Greater Accra region over the past few years have seen some international hotels merge with local ones or build new ones in the country. Speaking to Citi Business  News in an interview, the ...

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Citi FM wins Jumia Travel Awards for promoting tourism [photos]

Head of Citi Business News, Mrs. Vivian Kai Lokko receiving the award

Citi FM has been adjudged the Best Radio Station for promoting tourism in the maiden Jumia Travel Awards held in Accra last night. The award ceremony, which is aimed at recognizing hotels and media houses that promote tourism  in Ghana was also targeted improving customer care to attract more tourists into the country. Speaking to Citi Business News after the ...

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Ghana renews tourism ad deal with CNN


Ghana has renewed its tourism advertising campaign deal with Cable News Network (CNN). The ad which was commenced some nine years ago on the network was halted after running a number of times. The deal will see Ghana being showcased  in a promotional clip which will be aired on CNN from 2017. It is unclear how much the ad will ...

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Tourism Authority outlines plans to promote Ghana’s tourism


The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) Gideon Aryeequaye has hinted of plans by his outfit to embark on aggressive marketing of Ghana’s tourism to the rest of the world. The aim is to sell destination Ghana to travelers across the world as the most preferred country for tourism and also attract investment into the travel ...

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Oil spillage could adversely affect Ghana’s economy- EPA

oil spillage

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned Ghana risks suffering immeasurable economic damage should an oil spillage occur. According to the EPA, the damage would have a direct impact on the country’s revenue, tourism and fishing industry. Speaking to Citi business News at the sidelines of the inauguration of the National Spill Contingency Plan Working Groups, the Deputy Executive Director ...

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Hospitality industry in crisis – GHA


The Ghana Hotels Association (GHA) has told Citi Business News the hospitality industry has plunged into crisis due to the rising cost of operations in the sector. The Association asserts that the over 200% increment in utility bills over the last two years is one of the main reasons accounting for the rise in the cost of doing business in ...

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