TESFA For Ethiopia

Mequat Mariam Community guest house (Photo: TESFA Tours) - 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 […]

Tourism saving the environment

Bedilu Shegen of ESTA The USAID-funded Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ESTA) aims to enhance biodiversity conservation and economic development through sustainable tourism products, services and other opportunities throughout destination regions of Ethiopia. Capital Ethiopia talked to Bedilu Shegen, Country Director. Capital: Can you tell me about ESTA and what it does? Bedilu Shegen: First of all let me try to explain ESTA. […]

Roots of Ethiopia, new website promoting community tourism

Roots of Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – A website, www.rootsofethiopia.com, designed to showcase and promote various community products for tourism was launched at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The website is intended to support the plans to make Ethiopia a notable tourist destination said Tadelech Dalecho, State Minister for Culture and Tourism at the launch. The Ministry is committed to […]
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