State secures over 715.4 million Birr from tourism

The rock-hewn church of Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia. (Photo: Alamy) Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – (ENA)  – Over 715.4 million Birr was secured from more than five million tourists, who visited tourist sites in Amhara State during the last nine months, the regional culture and tourism and parks development bureau said. Public relation head with the bureau, Haileyesus Filate said 4.9 million of the total tourists […]

Lucy’s US Tour generates $1.5 million in tourism revenue

Lucy return to Addis Ababa (Photo: AddisFortune.com) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – After five years on tour in the United States, the 3.2 million year old Ethiopian fossil, Lucy (Dinknesh) returned to Addis Abeba on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Lucy left Ethiopia in August 2007, after an agreement was signed between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Houston Museum of Natural […]

Counting the intangibles in tourism

Gondar Castle Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Amhara Culture, Tourism and Parks Development Bureau has just announced that the flow of tourists who come to visit the states’s rich attractions had increased by 48 per cent in the last budget year as compared to that before it. According to the Bureau, this gain represents a great boost in the sector, […]

Amazing 3-D Laser Scan Of Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches In Ethiopia

The rock-hewn church of Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia. (Photo: Alamy) Of all the incredible monuments in Ethiopia, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are by far the most impressive. Starting in the 12th century A.D., Ethiopian rulers dug a series of churches out of the solid bedrock. This architecture-in-reverse creates a bizarre and otherworldly scene. As you walk along the exposed rock, you come across giant holes in the […]

Gondar secures 38.6 million Birr revenue from tourism

Fasil-Castle-277x300 Gondar, Ethiopia – Over 38.6 million Birr revenue was secured from tourists who visited the historical sites of Gondar Town in Amhara State during the past nine months of the Ethiopian fiscal year, the town culture and tourism department said. The Department told ENA that the stated sum was obtained from 93,400 local and foreign […]

Harar secures 10.8 million Birr revenue from tourism

Harar Gate Harar, Ethiopia – Over 10.8 million Birr revenue was secured from more than 13,000 tourists, who visited historical, religious and cultural sites in Harari State during the first seven months of this Ethiopian fiscal year, the state tourism bureau said. Tourism development directorate director with the bureau, Yasmin Zekerya told ENA on Thursday that the […]
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