New Hotel Star Rating to Raise Bar High

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ministry of Culture & Tourism (MoCT) has launched a new draft document to  outline the standards and requirements for hotels and lodges. This comes two years after the MoCT suspended earlier standards, which had been controversial among stakeholders. The long awaited draft document was launched on August 13, 2013, in a meeting the Ministry held with stakeholders...

New hotel rating system to take effect in Ethiopia

Sisay Tekle
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) will have a new hotel rating system in place by the end of the year.  Based on feedback from the UN World Tourism Organization, the Ministry revised its rating system to better meet international standards. UNWTO experts felt the hotels were not given sufficient time to prepare for the rating system and that the criteria...