Sustainable Tourism

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. […]

Ethiopia, Top 10 Emerging Destinations for Green and Sustainable Travel

The rock-hewn church of Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia. (Photo: Alamy)

Greenloons,  a Virginia-based online eco-tourism resource has named Ethiopia as one of the Top 10 Emerging Destinations for Green and Sustainable Travel. Vienna, VA, October 08, 2011 –(– The business of eco trailblazer Greenloons http://www.greenloons.comis to help travelers source the green vacation of their dreams – one that’s been certified sustainable. Irene Lane, Greenloons founder, […]

TESFA of Ethiopia empowers rural communities


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi-based “The National” newspaper has named Tourism in Ethiopia for Sustainable Future Alternatives (TESFA), among its Top 10 Eco and community friendly tourism organizations. A truly ethical holiday is one where you give something meaningful back to the area you visit. TESFA gives communities in the Ethiopian highlands the chance […]