Golf Travel Egypt launched at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM)

Egypt Golf Press Release Golf Travel Egypt was launched at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) on Tuesday with the stated objective of implementing a national golf tourism strategy and thereby driving golf tourism to Egypt’s established golf destinations in ever increasing numbers. Golf Travel Egypt is a private sector Destination Management Company, set up by CTT […]

Celebration of the ancient Aksumite Civilisation

Aksum Obelisks Press Release London, UK – Ethiopia will celebrate World Travel Market week with an event on the ancient Aksumite civilisation at the Royal Geographical Society(IBG) on Wednesday 5th November at 6.30pm (doors open at 6). Professor David Phillipson, who was the first professor of African archaeology at Cambridge University, will give an illustrated talk on […]

Tourism Master Plan to help Ethiopia be Top Tourist Destination by 2020

Wenchi Crater Lake Addis Ababa – Ethiopia would be one of the top five tourist destination countries in Africa if it properly implements the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan, being formulated to boost the sector, IGAD said. The master plan would help the nation to realize its goal of becoming one of the top five tourist destinations by 2020, advisor to […]

A lesson in Ethiopian architectural civilisation

Fasiledes Palace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia –  Set on about 70,000 square metres, the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi in Gondar City in north western Ethiopia is among the surviving parts of the country’s architectural civilisation. Surrounded by a 900-metre-long wall with 12 entrances and three bridges, the city, which was put on the World Heritage List in 1979, […]

Community based Tourism growing in Ethiopia

Fitsum Community Tourism Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Tour Operators Association held a panel discussion on community based tourism on Tuesday September 30th at Capital Hotel where tour operators and stakeholders in the hospitality sector were present. The panel discussion was mainly focused on community based tourism and what needs to be done for it to develop […]

Against the waves

Irreecha Festival Insights of the 2014 Irreecha festival By Daniel Dormeyer When they left from Addis Ababa early in the morning of Sunday October 5, the two Europeans, James Cator from England and Daniel Dormeyer from Germany, accompanied by two Ethiopians, Minassie Alemayehu and Haile Mekonen, did not really gauge the significance and importance of what they […]

Visitors say Ethiopia land of incredible destinations

Gonder Fasiledes Castle Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – North American National Tour visitors who visited Ethiopia recently said that Ethiopia is an incredibly diverse nation with infinite tourist destinations which could drastically build its image at global level. The group which included authors, journalists, educators and travel operators made the remark later last week after they visited the country for […]

Meskel, Finding of the True Cross

Gishen Mariam Monastery Meskel Festival, the finding of the True Cross is celebrated today in Ethiopia. A Unique Heritage  Few countries in the world possess such a wealth and variety of ancient legends and fascinating attractions as Ethiopia. Apart from its geographical and historical sites Ethiopia’s cultural and religious festivities add to the beauty of its landscape and […]

Ethiopians Celebrate Annual ‘Demera’ Bonfire

Demera Bonfire Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Tens of thousands of Ethiopians converged on downtown Addis Ababa on Friday to celebrate Demera, the annual bonfire lighting ceremony on the eve of the anniversary of Meskel the finding of the true cross by St Helena in the fourth century AD. Resident diplomats, clerics, expats and government officials joined the […]

Proclamation aimed at boosting tourism income & preserving local heritages implemented

Meskel Celebration Addis Ababa, Ethiopia :(ENA) – Ministry of Culture and Tourism stated a new proclamation that is aimed at boosting tourism income and preserving heritages is being implemented. The country adopted a proclamation to this effect more than a decade ago. However, the proclamation did not address critical issues such as accountability, categorization of heritages, etc, creating […]
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