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9th - 12 January 2013, Dutch Tourism Expo 2013
Ghana is present on this annual and national fair on tourism in Utrecht.
Read more...

16th November 2012, Ebo Taylor in Rotterdam
Performance of 76 year old legend of highlife from Ghana. Read more (In Dutch)...

15th September 2012, GaGaforGhana, Amsterdam
Swing the night away, music and dance organised by CID Ghana. Read more (In Dutch)...

29th August 2012, New website Ayikoo
Ayikoo tours has renewed its website for the Dutch audience. Look here (In Dutch)...

8th -10th August 2012, Funeral President Atta Mills
National mourning prolonged awaiting the state funeral of the recently deceased president of Ghana. Read more...

7th - 8th July 2012, Afrika festival Hertme
Annual major event full of dance, music and African vibes. Read more...

1th May 2012, Promotional campaign in bus shelters
In about 300 bus shelters we will advertise to promote West Africa (Ghana). Read more ....

7th - 11th March 2012, ITB Berlin
Ghana is presenting in hall 21 of this important tourism fair in Berlin (Germany). Read more ....

20th February 2012, Succesfull campaign
Selling boetels (Ghainain watering cans) are big succes for The Netherlands. Read more ....

20th February 2012, Experience Ghana - market update
Experience Ghana is best sold guide on Ghana in Europe. Bradt Guide has lost its former market share since release of Experience Ghana in 2009.

12 February 2012, Guesthouse 2B closes
Note: Unlike previous promotion this guesthouse in the Volta Region is no longer available. Due to corruption the guesthouse had to close. Read more...

27th January 2012, Special language from Ghana
Mark Dingemanse did research for Siwu: 'painting with sounds' in Ghana. Read more...

10 - 15th January 2012, Dutch Holiday Fair, Utrecht
Ghana is present at this major exhibition for the travel industry. Read More ..

1st January 2012, Best Wishes
The Ghana Tourist Information Europe wishes you a happy, safe and versatile 2012.

15th December 2011, Sognaayilli in top-10
One World publishes list of 10 most extraordinary travel experiences in a poor or emerging country. Sognaayilli in Northern Ghana is number 2. Read more ....

November 2011, TOP program visits Northern Ghana
Dutch and Ghanaian professionals are working on entrepreneurship in Northern Ghana. Read more..

November 2011, Approaching elections
Ghanaian Chief orders 10.000 Friesan clogs for elections. See Dutch television...

30th September 2011 Nominated photos of UNESCO prize
Photographer of Experience Ghana (Ronnie Dankelman) wins Humanity Award. Read more (In Dutch)...

11th September 2011, Beads & Brass
Read here and here about Ghanaian beads and brass jewelry.

18th August 2011 Update Ghana Tourist Information
Twice a year we send an update by email. Read here ....

15th July 2011 Ghana Day 2011 postponed
The annual Ghana Day in Almere has been postponded to 2012, according to a message of CoGhaN (The Council of Ghanaians organizations in The Netherlands).

2-3rd July 2011 Africa festival, Hertme
African music, dance and food. Big festival in Hertme (Near Hengelo Ov.) Read more (In Dutch)...

1st July 2011, TAP flies to Accra (from Amsterdam, Brussel and Lisboa)
Starting this month the Portugues Airline will operate on Ghana. Read more (In Dutch)...

1st July 2011, Extra episode Experience Ghana - the movie
As a bonus, we have an extra episode available. See here....

17th Juni 2011, Follow us on twitter and Facebook
We have the account @ervaar_afrika and 'GhanaVerkeersbureau'. Read more (In Dutch)...

14th June 2011, Spray for Akwadum
Eco destination Akwadum received a donation from the sales of Experience Ghana. Read more (In Dutch)...

14th June 2011, "Feel Ghana - the movie" in Dutch libraries
The Dutch libraries have purchased the movie. Read more (In Dutch)...

20th May 2011 - 13th june 2011, Ghana festival, Roden
Exposition and other activities around Ghana Read more (In Dutch)...

7th May 2011, West-African festival, Deventer
Please visit NuNu for a West-African party. Read more (In Dutch)....

14th april 2011 Ghana is SAFE
Tourism to Ghana is suffering from violence reports from Ivory Coast and Northern Africa. Read more (In Dutch)....

14th April 2011 Change of Visa
First time visitors to Ghana has to appear in person at the Embassy in The Hague. Read more (in Dutch)..

16th April 2011 Public Lecture, Amstelveen
Lecture on Ghana and West-African culture for University of Amstelveen, Read more (in Dutch)..

20th March 2011 All episodes 'Feel Ghana - the movie' available
Further North and return to Accra in 4 episodes. Look here (partly in Dutch)....

19th February 2011 Zaouli festival, Leiden
West-African dance, music and food in Leiden (The Netherlands). Look here (in Dutch)....

11th February 2011 Third Episode 'Feel Ghana - the movie'
The Kejetia market and Hand-in-Hand. Look here (partly in Dutch)....

7th February 2011 Second Episode 'Feel Ghana - the movie'
Luk and Martine travel from Cape Coast to Bobiri. Look here (partly in Dutch)....

3rd February 2011 First Episode 'Feel Ghana - the movie'
Luk and Martine travel to Accra, Cape Coast and Elmina. Look here (partly in Dutch)....

19th February 2011 Zaouli festival, Leiden
Experience a day in vibrant West-Africa. Read more (in Dutch)....

15th January 2011 Lecture, Nijverdal
Pictures and stories from Jan Rosman on Ghana, including a presentation of the new book "Ghana, travelling on the ritme of the drums" (in Dutch).

11th January 2011, Feel Ghana - The movie
At the Dutch Tourism Expo 2011, the 8-episode TV-serie on Ghana Ecotourism was launched, Read more...

11th January 2011 Eco tourism reduces poverty
Visitors numbers to Northern Ghana are rising. Read here, here and here.

27th/28th November 2010, Fair trade market in Aalsmeer
Recycling in Africa, demonstrations and fair trade buying of Christmas gifts. Read More (Dutch)....

8-11th November 2010 - World Travel Market, London
Ghana will be present on this international fair on tourism, the WTM 2010. More....

20th October 2010 - Ghana Day, Almere
The annual network event on the relation between Ghana and Holland. This year the theme is: "Intensifying Ghana Netherlands business and cooperation"

September 2010 - Lecture, Haarlem
The Ghana Tourist Information will give a lecture at the University Inholland Haarlem, on community based tourism, using the case study of Ghana.

25th august 2010 - New edition Experience Ghana
After selling 2500 copies, a new edition of the leading travelguide in Holland and Belgium needs to be printed. Mail us to be present with an advertisement to attract more customers. Mail ...

25th august 2010 - Millennium City in Ghana
A world scale tourist magnet is planned for Ghana: a green city. More (In Dutch)....

15th august 2010 - Experience Ghana with boetels
The colourful boetels will be used for a new campaign to promote Ghana. Read more (In Dutch)....

30th July 2010 - TV series and DVD on Ghana
In cooperation of Ghana Tourist Information Benelux, TravelTV and Jolinaiko Ecotours, we proudly present our project to make a 6-episode TV-serie on Ghana and a promo-DVD for tourism to Ghana. More ...

26th July 2010 - Economic value of tourism
Tourism currently is the fourth foreign exchange earner last year after gold, cocoa and remittances. Read more....

19th July 2010 - Visit UNWTO
At this date the Ghana Tourist Information Benelux visited the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations to align policies and plans on poverty fighting using tourism.

10-11th July 2010 - African Festival, Hertme
African music, dance and food: experience Africa in the beautiful open air theatre of Hertme (in the east of Holland). The Ghana Tourist Information will be present with a information booth for traveling to Ghana and associated tour operators. More (in Dutch)....

6th July 2010 - Annual Report approved
Co-sponsor HIVOS approved our annual report with compliments. More (in Dutch)....

3rd Juli 2010 - Spending of book earnings
This week we did the first selection on the proposals how to spend the approximately 10.000 euro we have from the booksales. The main portion will be used to do the TV-project. More....

3rd Juli 2010 - Black Stars meet Mandela
After their glorious tournament, making Africa proud and the rest of the world aware of Ghana, the Black Stars met Nelson Mandela. More ....

2nd July 2010 - Private lecture, Ede
Lecture on the issues and future of Community Based Tourism.

20th June 2010 - Ghanaians for Promotion film
For the making of a professional promotion film for Ghana, we are seeking contact with Ghanaians in Holland who are willing to talk about Ghana for our camera. No fee available. Please contact us.

17 - 20th June - 2010 Salland Festival, Raalte (Updated)
The Ghanaian band Sogo won't be present on the music- and dance festival in Raalte. More (in Dutch)....

16th June 2010 - SSO Symposium The Bridge, Amsterdam
The Ghana Tourist Information is asked to present itself on this fair on social sustainable entrepreneurship. More (in Dutch)....

13rd June 2010 - Celebrate Africa!, The Hague
Atongo Zimba from Bolgatanga (Ghana) will perform during the The Hague African Festival. More ....

11th June 2010 - Investment opportunity
The market research concluded the feasibility of an English edition for the book'Experience Ghana'. Now we need a partner. Investors can contact us.

7th June 2010 - Website finally in English
On many requests, from now on all the necessary information on this website can be read in English too.

6th June 2010 - Ghana World Champion Soccer again
Ghana goes for gold in a hattrick. After the players below the age of 20, this weekend the Ghana Ladies team became World Champion in Amsterdam. Expectations for the upcoming cup in South Africa are high! More (in Dutch)....

3rd June 2010 - Groeneveld conference, Apeldoorn
The Ghana Tourist Information wil attend the upcoming Groeneveld conference 'Tourism for Nature, Nature for Tourism' in Apeldoorn (Holland). This is the Dutch leading event for networking and knowledge transfer on sustainable tourism. More (in Dutch)....

1st June 2010 - Holland-Ghana, Rotterdam
The Blackstars, the Ghanaian national soccer team, will play against the Dutch national team. The game is an informal match to prepare for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. More (in Dutch)....

April 30th, 2010 - Ada Rosman to Ghana
Dutch writer of travel books, Ada Rosman, leaves on April 30th for a four week visit to Ghana. Ada travels to Ghana to get inspired for a new book More (in Dutch) ...

April 25th, 2010 - Extra staff for Tourism Office
Catherine Mediana Layonardo and Meilisa Hendarlim joined the office to do research for the project to internationalize the travelguide. More ...

April 24th, 2010 - Africa Day, The Hague
During the annual Afrika day some interesting workshops will be held on Community Based Tourism in Africa. Our projectpartner Lianne van Rijssel is one of the experts, next to Ine Schaekers. More (In Dutch) ...

March, 20th 2010 - Pearl of Africa
In the travel section of the GPD-newspapers (over 3 million readers), Ghana was promoted having a two page article. More (in Dutch) ...

March, 10th-14th 2010 - ITB Berlin 2010
World biggest fair on tourism is annually in Berlin. Ghana and the Ghana Tourist Information Office will be present. More ...

March 2010 - Ghana 'Ethical destination'
The Ethical Traveller based in San Francisco proclaimed Ghana as one on her selective list of 10 developing countries with a ethical focus on tourism, balancing economy with human rights and conservation of nature. More ...

February 16th, 2010 - Lecture Ghana, Deventer
Using the title "The head of Badu Bonsu and other stories", travel journalist Gerard van Heusden will tell about the African culture and Ghana in particular. More (in Dutch)

Februari 13th, 2010 - Eco tourism instead of aid
Jelte Posthumus interviewed us for the newspaper about our vision: lower foreign aid, but improve the condition so eco tourism can prosper. More (in Dutch)...

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