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Air Iberia begins direct flight to Ghana in July
Iberia Group, one of the largest airlines in the world, is to begin direct flights to Ghana from July.
Industry players in Ghana say the direct operation will help ease flight challenges for Spanish and Ghanaian travellers and tourists, as before they had to transit between various countries before reaching their destination.
When it commences operation, travellers will spend just five hours flying to and fro the two countries.
Iberia flies to more than 200 destinations across the world. It is a market leader in Spain and on routes between Europe and Latin America.
Spanish Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Olga Cabarga Gomez announced the new flights when she called on Ghana’s Tourism Minister, Ms Akua Sena Dansua on Tuesday.
Spain is one of the leading tourism destinations and attracts tourists from all over the world.
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The Museums of Real Madrid and Barcelona, two Spanish giant football clubs, are two of the most patronized tourist facilities in Spain, with its attendant benefits.
In a related development, Gomez lauded Ghana for building a Sports Hall of Fame in Accra, which will serve as a tourist attraction, adding: “Iberia is looking for new and exotic emerging destinations like Ghana to explore.”
Ghana’s Tourism Minister stressed on the need for the two countries to cooperate to take advantage of opportunities in areas of tourism, economic and social development for their mutual benefit.
She said Ghana has a lot of potentials in the tourism sector that could be harnessed for their mutual benefit.
Dansua said Ghanaians are hospitable people with numerous cultural, historical and natural attractions dotted all over the country.
The country’s proposed “Sports Hall of Fame” is part of a Japanese Government funded project called the “Accra Visitor Information Centre”.