Business News of Friday, 8 June 2012

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Air Iberia To Commence Direct Flights To Ghana In July

The Spanish Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Olga Cabarga Gomez has confirmed that Air Iberia from Spain will commence direct flights to Ghana from July 17, 2012. The 5-hour direct flight which will offer competitive rates is expected to greatly ease flight challenges for Spanish and Ghanaian travellers and tourists who hitherto had to transit through various countries at great inconvenience.
The Ambassador said this when she paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Akua Sena Dansua in her office on Thursday.
She described Spain as a leading tourism destination visited by tourists from all over the world and said that her compatriots who are reputed travellers are looking for new and exotic emerging destinations like Ghana to explore.
The Minister of Tourism, Hon Akua Sena Dansua welcomed the opportunity to discuss possible areas of co-operation between the two countries. She said Ghana has a lot of potentials in the tourism sector that can be harnessed for the nation’s development. The Minister made particular reference to the warm and hospitable nature of the Ghanaian people, as well as the numerous cultural, historical and natural attractions dotted all over the country, some of which must be developed to world standard.
Hon. Dansua noted that co-operation in the area of Sports Tourism is one that the Ministry intends to vigorously explore especially as the soon to be completed Japanese Government funded Accra Visitor Information Centre will also have a “Sports Hall of Fame” displaying paraphernalia of the country’s accomplished sportsmen and women.
Contributing, Ambassador Cabarga Gomez lauded the project and described the Museums of Real Madrid and Barcelona, two Spanish giant football clubs, are two of the patronised tourist facilities in Spain, with its attendant benefits.
Hon. Sena Dansua also used the occasion to inform and invite the Ambassador to PANAFEST 2012and World Tourism Day celebrations.