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Ethiopia to finalize Sustainable Tourism Master Plan

PRESS RELEASE Addis Ababa, 29 July 2014 – The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is in the process of formulating its Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (STMP). The STMP is an initiative currently being developed through the technical support provided by the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA) and the Division for Regional Integration and Trade (RITD), in partnership with the […]

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Ethiopia – Tourism Key to Promote Development

PRESS RELEASE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism,Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the country’s socio-economic development. (Addis Abeba, […]

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UNWTO Pledges to Support Ethiopia’s Tourism Industry

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said it would continue supporting Ethiopia in promoting its tourist destinations. UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Raifi, stated that the organization will help protect heritages, expand tourism infrastructures, develop products, and establish multi- tourism organizations. The Secretary General noted that as Ethiopia is a museum of […]

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Ethiopia Working Hard to Benefit from Tourism Industry, PM Hailemariam

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia has been giving due attention to the development of tourism in order to derive the utmost benefits from the industry, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. Speaking at the opening of the forum on development of tourism sector on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the premier said Ethiopia has not benefitted much from tourism sector […]

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“The World Should Learn to Live in Unity and Harmony from Ethiopians”, Dr.Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of UNWTO

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Dr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said the world should learn to live in unity and harmony from Ethiopians. The Secretary-General was accompanied by the Ethiopian Minster for Culture and Tourism Amin Abdulkadir on a trip to tourist attractions in the north of the […]

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Ethiopian Tourism Organization Commences Operation

Tesfu Woldgebriel, ERTA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), which has been established to develop the nation’s tourist destinations and promote good images, has officially announced the start of its operations. The launch of the ETO operation has been inaugurated officially with the presence of Ethiopian Federation House Speaker, Kassa Teklebirhan and World […]

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Ethiopia’s Tourism Sector to Grow in the Coming Years

Ethiopia’s tourism sector is expected to show significant growth between the periods of 2014-2018, says a report by Market Research Reports Inc.  The report provides market analysis, information and insights, including detailed analysis of tourist spending patterns in Ethiopia for various categories in the travel and tourism sector, such as accommodation, sightseeing and entertainment, food […]

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Tourism:The Best Way to Connect Ethiopia and Kenya

Henry George Okoch  It goes without saying that Ethiopia’s tourism industry has for long lagged behind other African nations, least its neighbour whose share from the sector is probably one of the highest, if not the highest, from the continent: Kenya. But as of late there came an opportunity where the two nations can make tourism matter […]

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TESFA For Ethiopia

By Daniel Kibsgaard, The Reporter Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - TESFA, which also means ‘hope’ in Amharic, is a tour operator unlike any other in Ethiopia because of its unique vision of ‘community tourism.’  The organization has pioneered the concept since 2004 when it was founded as a largely Ethiopian venture, derived from the work of SOS […]

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Former President says Ethiopian Tourism Needs More Promotion

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Former president, Girma Woldegiorgis has called on professionals and stake holders to work more in promoting the Ethiopian tourism. The president, on the second National Tourism and Hospitality Week, remarked that as Ethiopia has rich natural and cultural heritages the industry should work ‘extensively’ in promoting them, to attract more international visitors. […]

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