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General News Sun, 21 Oct 2001

Tourism Ministry Launches Website

A website that is expected to cover every aspect of tourism in the country, has been designed by Information Technology section of the Ashanti Goldfields Limited for the Ministry of Tourism.

It is intended to expose tourism features of Ghana.

The site is expected to be in full gear by the end of November. The initial cost of the site is between US $ 5,000 to $10,00.

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Madam Hawa Yakubu, Minister of Tourism at a press briefing in Accra on Friday, described the site as very essential, adding "tourists would know much about what Ghanaian tourism entails and increase the number of tourists Ghana attracts."

She said, when the site becomes operational, it would enable the country to share tourism ideas with other countries without necessarily travelling to those countries. She disclosed that experts have already been posted to various regions to assemble information on attractive places and cultures for the website.

Nana Akomea, Deputy Minister of Tourism also noted the site to be major a tool for marketing ventures.

Source: Accra Mail
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