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Covid

The pandemic has put Europe’s tourism cash cow on life support

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The recent consecutive boom years of Europe's tourism industry suffered a major blip in 2020, when pandemic travel restrictions left an otherwise rapidly growing...

Government Renews Commitment to Revamping Tourism Industry

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The Government is committed to resuscitating the Tourism Industry following the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, the government continues to ensure that...
visas

CTI Ghana calls for digitization of Visas to boost tourism industry

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CTI Ghana has identified five countries for Ghana to grant e-visas to, in order to facilitate access to visas, and boost the tourism industry....
Atta Launch

ATTA-Ghana launched to boost tourism drive

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African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA)-Ghana, a network of key players in the tourism industry, has been launched in Kumasi to encourage investment into...

UNWTO barometer shows enormous impacts of coronavirus on tourism industry

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The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has highlighted the enormous cost which the coronavirus pandemic brings to the global tourism sector, both in...
Barbara Oteng Gyasi

Ghana initiates “Decade of African Renaissance 2020-2030”

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Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, on Thursday, announced in Accra that a 10 –year programme, called the “Decade of African Renaissance 2020-2030”...
Aerial view the downtown area of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique

Over 6,000 jobs lost in tourism industry in Mozambique due to COVID-19

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The National Union of Hotel, Tourism and Similar Industry Workers (SINTIHOTS) of Mozambique said on Tuesday that 6,115 workers in the tourism sector had...
Covid

Accra Brewery donates nose masks to Tourism Ministry

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The Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has, presented 3,000 nose masks to the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture to be given to local...
domestic air travel

Tanzanian minister calls for suspending self-isolation order for foreign tourists

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Tanzanian tourism authorities have requested the government to suspend the 14-day mandatory self-isolation order for foreign tourists who come to the country so as...
Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi The Minister Of Tourism Arts And Culture

Ministry to engage Government for stimulus support for tourism industry.

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Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said the ministry would engage government on a stimulus support...
Children fly kites in flower fields of Jiangan Country, Yibin of Sichuan Province. The city canceled this year’s Spring Flower Festival due to the COVID-19 influence, but still getting ready for tourists. (Photo by Lan Feng/People’s Daily Online)

Tourism industry moves to counter COVID-19 influence

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By Yang Kunyi and Song Lin As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the...

Stakeholder deliberate on AfCFTA implementation

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A nationwide consultation with Ghanaian private sector to access their readiness for AfCFTA implementation has begun in Accra. The consultation is focusing on six sectors...
tourism

South African parliament calls for transforming tourism industry

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South Africa's Parliament on Thursday called for the transformation of the tourism industry so as to allow more black ownership. The...

Tourism Guide Newspaper Unveiled In Accra

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The Forest Green Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the Accra City Hotel has unveiled the Hospitality and Tourism...
tourism challenges

Ghana’s Tourism Industry Could Do Better With Some Added Value

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‘’Our heritage won for us; through the toil of our fathers’’ - These are powerful words from the national pledge of Ghana. The heritage...
tourism challenges

Outlined solutions to address Ghana’s many problems in tourism

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According to the recently released hospitality report for Ghana, Tourism contributed 7.8% of the country’s GDP for last year. Tourism also ranked fourth on...
Tourism

Ghana’s economic sustainability depends greatly on tourism

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Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry Murtala Mohammed Ibrahim stressed that the industry was a huge economic sector. "It is very important...

Ghana Participating In ITB Fair In Berlin

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This comes after two impressive showings at the just ended Vakantiebeurs Tourism Fair and the FITUR International FAIR in Netherlands and Spain respectively where...
tourism

New government tax displaces Zimbabwe’s tourism industry

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According to the study of Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZCT) early this week, increasing the accommodation costs by more than five percent would see...
Tourists

Indonesia beat their target in tourist visits in 2015

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In Bali, the center of country's tourism industry, foreign tourist arrivals rose by 6.65 percent from a year earlier to 363,800 in December, said...
tourism

China To Invest 20% More In Tourism Industry

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Investment will rise to 1.2 trillion yuan (180 billion U.S. dollars) and revenue to 4.55 trillion yuan, said Li Jinzao, head of the National...
John Mahama casting his Ballots during the 2012 General Elections

Heading for the 2016 polls in Ghana

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THE TOURISM INDUSTRY Tourism as an industry may not have been sufficiently developed to attract the sort of international patronage required of Ghana, a major...
Awards

Ghana Entrepreneur Awards 2016 Opens Nomination

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The dead line for the entries to be nominated for the Ghana most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs is 31st January 2016. A statement issued in...
People pose for photos during New Year celebrations at the pyramids in Giza, Egypt, on Jan. 1, 2016. (Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue)

Egypt ushers in New Year with fireworks in attempt to stimulate tourism industry

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by Ahmed Shafiq Standing near Egypt's most renowned tourist attraction, large crowds of Egyptians and foreign tourists as...

Turkey tourism industry could see stormy weather this summer

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The tourism industry in Turkey could see stormy weather this summer with a sharp slowdown in arrivals from Russia and some European countries, combined...

South African government says will not review new visa regulations

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South Africa's department of tourism said on Monday that there will not be a review of the new visa regulations which have raised controversy...
tourism

South Africa?s tourism industry to experience a crash

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South Africa's tourism sector looks set for a slump following the recent spate of xenophobic violence which hit parts of the country last month....

Efficiency is key in ensuring organisational effectiveness

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By Samuel Kwasi Obeng. Efficiency is very key in ensuring the effectiveness of an organisation. That is, if an organisation would be able to achieve...
Ghana Cedi

The Tourism Industry And The Stability Of The Cedi.

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By Samuel Kwasi Obeng. One of the key indicators of a strong economy is the performance of a currency in the exchange rate market. A...

Sarawak tourism potentials unveiled

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The tourism industry in Sarawak is in the spotlight as sporting events and cultural festivals are being showcased as part of the wider Visit...