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Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Tourism Abuse Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 give something ...

RwandAir – where dream has turned into reality

West African gateway RwandAir – where dream has turned into reality

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 year, adding yet ...

Ghana warns tourists to avoid unlicensed hospitality facilities

Ghana Tourism Ghana warns tourists to avoid unlicensed hospitality facilities

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

First destination member from Ghana joins ICTP

International Council of Tourism Partners membership far-reaching First destination member from Ghana joins ICTP

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has joined the alliance as a ...

Ghana domestic tourism promotion yielding good results

Domestic Tourism In Ghana Ghana domestic tourism promotion yielding good results

ACCRA, Ghana – The Ministry of Tourism's effort to promote domestic tourism is gaining momentum as promotional activities are yielding good results, Mr Alphonse Kumaza, a tourism officer at the ...

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel awarded leading hotel in Ghana

World Travel Award La Palm Royal Beach Hotel awarded leading hotel in Ghana

Martin Asiedu-Dartey, Citifmonline.com

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel has been adjudged Ghana’s Leading Hotel at the just-ended World Travel Awards 2011 Africa & Indian Ocean ceremony organized in Egypt.

Ghana will use tourism to ease poverty

Ghana Tourism To Fight Poverty Ghana will use tourism to ease poverty

Government will collaborate with stakeholders to use the tourism sector as a poverty alleviation strategy, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism said.

Empowering girls with same seeds that gave strength to CNN Hero Betty Makoni

Betty Makoni marches to a different drummer, her own Empowering girls with same seeds that gave strength to CNN Hero Betty Makoni

Sandy Dhuyvetter, BusinessTravelRADIO

As a young girl, Betty Makoni was forced to work in the market at the age of 6, and she learned to protect herself and others with a shear might of will and determination to be respected.

UN commends former leaders of Ghana, Brazil on winning World Food Prize

John Kufuor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva honored by UN UN commends former leaders of Ghana, Brazil on winning World Food Prize

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today congratulated the former presidents of Ghana and Brazil, John Kufuor and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have been honoured for their ...

Mother's Day Marks 2nd Annual International Women's Fair

Accra Ghana Hosts International Women's Fair in May Mother's Day Marks 2nd Annual International Women's Fair

Sandy Dhuyvetter, TravelTalkRADIO

The International Women's Fair (IWF) is coming to Ghana, Africa May 8, 2011.

Air fares to rise in Ghana due to new airport tax

Ghana's Airline Industry Air fares to rise in Ghana due to new airport tax

The prices of airline tickets are expected to shoot up from Tuesday March 1, when the new airport tax takes effect.

EU bans 2 Ghanaian carriers from its airspace

EU Blacklists 2 Airlines EU bans 2 Ghanaian carriers from its airspace

ALESSANDRO TORELLO

BRUSSELS — The European Commission said Thursday it has banned one airline from Ghana from flying to Europe and imposed restrictions on a second airline from the same country because of poor ...

Minister calls for investment in Ghana's tourism industry

Tourism Sector In Ghana Needs Investment Minister calls for investment in Ghana's tourism industry

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Sabah Zita Okaikoi has called on investors to take advantage of the general incentives available when they decide to invest in the tourism sector.

United commences Accra flights

No East Africa Connection In Sight United commences Accra flights

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) Last weekend saw the first ever United Airlines service commence between Washington’s Dulles Airport and

Ghana to promote soccer as a tourism product

“Ghana ‘4’ Gold South Africa 2010” Tourism Campaign Ghana to promote soccer as a tourism product

Kofi Adu Domfeh/ghp

An initiative to market football in Ghana as a tourism product is being promoted under a public-private sector partnership.

Minister visits tourist sites in Volta Region

Ghana Minister visits tourist sites in Volta Region

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs Juliana Azumah Mensah, has visited the Wli Waterfall and Tafi-Atome monkey sanctuary in the Volta Region to acquaint herself with facilities at both sites to find ways ...

Ghana: Support tourism through sports

Ghana Ghana: Support tourism through sports

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Betty Bosomtwi Sam, has appealed to investors to take advantage of the availability of enormous land and other facilities, to help improve the tourism ...

United Airlines adds Ghana, Nigeria & Bahrain to network

New Service Beginning Spring 2010 United Airlines adds Ghana, Nigeria & Bahrain to network

eTN Staff Writer

United Airlines announced today it will inaugurate its first-ever service to Africa in 2010, with one daily, same-plane service from Washington to Accra, Ghana, and Lagos, Nigeria.

Ghana cleaning it's beaches to attract visitors

Defecating On Beaches A Common Practice Ghana cleaning it's beaches to attract visitors

eTN Staff Writer

The decision by the management of Zoom Lion to set up a subsidiary company called Zoil Ghana Limited with the main objective of keeping Ghana's coastlines clean is a laudable plan that must be ...

Nigeria raps UNWTO over its tourism pioneer who initiated “World Tourism Day”

Nigeria News: World Tourism Day Nigeria raps UNWTO over its tourism pioneer who initiated “World Tourism Day”

Lucky Onofrio George, eTN Africa Ambassador

The Nigeria’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation has said it has written to the United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO] to remind the body of its 2006 promise to ...

Medical tourism is emerging market for Ghana

Ghana Medical tourism is emerging market for Ghana

The Managing Director of Holy Trinity Hospital in Accra, and SPA in Sogakofe in the Volta region, Dr.

La Palm and Elmina Beach Resort play crucial role in President Obama's visit to Ghana

Golden Beach Hotels La Palm and Elmina Beach Resort play crucial role in President Obama's visit to Ghana

eTN Staff Writer

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel and Elmina Beach Resort, two of the three Golden Beach Hotels in Ghana, in accordance with its tradition of playing host to very important dignitaries such as former ...

Accra welcomes Barack Obama for his first Ghana visit

Obama visits Ghana Accra welcomes Barack Obama for his first Ghana visit

Lucky Onofrio George, eTN Africa Ambassador

Pan-African hospitality group, African Sun Limited, is proud to announce that Barack Obama, the president of the United States of America, has chosen to stay at its Holiday Inn, Accra Airport ...

ATA executive director issues statement on President Obama's trip to Ghana

Africa Travel Association ATA executive director issues statement on President Obama's trip to Ghana

eTN Staff Writer

Africa Travel Association (ATA) executive director Edward Bergman today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s arrival in Ghana, his second visit to Africa as president ...

Ghana hopes Obama's visit will bring an increase in tourism revenue

Ghana Ghana hopes Obama's visit will bring an increase in tourism revenue

Ghana is hoping that this week's visit by U.S. President Barack Obama brings with it an increase in tourism revenue, especially from black Americans.

World Tourism Day 2009 - tourism celebrating diversity

Host Country - Ghana World Tourism Day 2009 - tourism celebrating diversity

eTN Staff Writer

World Tourism Day will commemorate on September 27, 2009 its 30th anniversary in Ghana under the theme "Tourism - Celebrating Diversity."

La–Palm Royal Beach Hotel welcomes new general manager

Ghana, Africa La–Palm Royal Beach Hotel welcomes new general manager

eTN Staff Writer

The La–Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Ghana is pleased to welcome a new general manager to their team. Mr.

Golden Beach Hotels promotes leisure and golf in Ghana

The 1st Otumfuo Opoku Ware II Memorial Golf Tournament Golden Beach Hotels promotes leisure and golf in Ghana

eTN

The management of Golden Beach Hotels, parent company of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Elmina Beach Resort in Elmina near Cape Coast and Busua Beach Resort as part of its policy of promoting ...

Ghana’s hospitality and tourism industry Squatters threaten progress at major hotel site

Ghana Ghana’s hospitality and tourism industry Squatters threaten progress at major hotel site

As the country strives for economic growth, Ghana’s governments have made strenuous efforts to get the hospitality industry – tourism – to contribute more to the national kitty over the ...

Drowning villages threaten Ghana's history and tourist trade

Ghana Drowning villages threaten Ghana's history and tourist trade

Agbakla Amartey trudges through the sand near the village of Totope, Ghana, and points out the submerged concrete walls of a house.

``This used to be my room,'' Amartey says above the ...

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