Tourism

Chef Francis Otoo Returns Ghana to Embassy Chef Challenge In DC

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Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana on May 26, 2016 registered a participation spot for Ghana at the prestigious Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) competition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, USA. The renowned Ghanaian chef, who also made it to the 2015 edition of the event said he felt very honored to have made it …

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Miss Ghana Tourism USA calls 2016 beauties

Whitney Osei

Ghana Tourist Coach Radio (GTCR), organizers of the maiden edition of Miss Ghana Tourism USA — a pageant for Ghanaian beauties — have revealed to TheAfricanDream.net that the second edition of the event will occur on October 8, 2016. Miss Ghana Tourism USA/GTCR made the revelation during an interview at their Alexandria, Virgina based offices in the United States of …

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Ivory Coast Tourism Sector Uncertain After Attack

Ivory Coast native Olivier Koffi puts his head in his hands as he contemplates his future selling jewelry on Grand-Bassam beach where a gruesome attack by extremists killed 19. “I’m afraid I won’t be able to make money anymore,” said the father of two young children. “Everyone is now scared, they’ve seen it on TV. They won’t come.” His eyes …

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Ghana changes visa policy for Africans

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Arrival visa will be issued to all the 54 African Union (AU) citizens visiting Ghana according to president John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. He announced this during the annual celebration of Ghana’s independence day in Accra on March 6, 2016, saying that the new policy will be operational from July 2016. Ghana presently allows free entry only for the citizens …

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Africa tourism growth projected by the UN

Africa tourism arrivals are expected to grow by between two percent and five percent in 2016 because the African continent has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. This was made known by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said after seven editions with progressive increases in terms of both participants and projects, Tourism Investment …

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South African Airways offers sweet cyber deals to Africa

South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, is offering a cyber sale with special fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for 4-days only over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The cyber fares are offered from Washington, DC Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal for just $639.00* (restrictions …

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Technology start-ups to boost African tourism

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Technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa which is helping to boost the economy and offer a fresh image to international tourists, reveals the World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released in London early November. According to the World Bank, over half of the countries in Africa now have at least one tech hub with investments …

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Whitney Osei Crowned first Miss Ghana Tourism USA

Whitney Osei

The first annual Miss Ghana Tourism USA Pageant was held in Rockville, Maryland (USA) on October 10, 2015. The beauty pageant endorses the beauty of Ghanaian women hailing from all parts of Ghana that are residents in the USA while promoting Ghanaian tourism and lifestyle. After the night’s festivities and much awaited suspense, Whitney Osei was crowned the first Miss Ghana Tourism …

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Ten great Africa tour destinations

We all have reasons for not traveling, whether it be budget constraints, work getting the better of us or the simple lack of desire to travel. If you don’t make travel a priority, you will never overcome these reasons and will probably never travel much at all. We all have regrets but research has shown that one of the greatest …

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Pan Africanist Ikechi Uko shares thoughts on tourism

When Ikechi Uko travels across Africa, no doubt the red carpets are rolled out, the appointment calendars of ministers and tourism industry leaders cleared, and teams assembled to listen to his advice and guidance, him being one of the foremost Pan-Africanists of the continental tourism scene. It was no different during his flying visit to Rwanda over the past few days, …

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