Ethiopia?! Yes, Ethiopia. Right Now.

Blue Nile Falls
Close your eyes for a second, and picture Ethiopia. What do you see? I bet you three bucks you’re wrong. I’m willing to wage such high stakes given all the people that scrunched up their faces and went “Really, why would you want to go there?” as if I had blurted out that I wanted to visit downtown Baghdad.  And I get it, I really had no idea what Ethiopia was either. I had the Bob Geldof...

Emirates Offers Upto 25% Discount to Ethiopian Travellers

Emirates Deal
Press Release Addis Ababa – 27th August 2014 – Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is offering Ethiopian travellers up to 25 percent discount on Business Class and Economy Class fares to a range of exciting destinations around the world. The special fares will apply when booked between August 27th and September 6th 2014 for travel period starting August 27th until December...

Frontier Airlines Inaugurates Service with 18 New, Low Fare Flights….

Frontier Airlines
PRESS RELEASE Frontier Airlines Inaugurates Service with 18 New, Low Fare Flights from Washington, DC as Low as $39* each way; Announces New flights to NASSAU, BAHAMAS from $69*Airline to Give Away FREE Flights for One Year! Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 – Frontier Airlines today celebrates its new service from Washington-Dulles International Airport with fares as low as $39* each...

Green Land Tours Ethiopia: Your Tour Guide in Ethiopia

Dario Morello (Photo: marcopolis.net)
Interview with Dario Morello, CEO of Green Land Tours and Hotels (Ethiopia) What is your overview of the tourism industry in Ethiopia and the outlook for 2014 and beyond? Tourism in Ethiopia has been growing in the past few years. Previously, Ethiopia was not very well-known in the tourism industry but for the past year or so, the private sector and the government have been promoting Ethiopia in different...

Ethiopian Tour operators optimistic of new institutions

Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The recent establishment of three institutions, the tourism council, tourism board and tourism agency, have raised the hopes of tour operators that it will address the problems they face and allow the sector to flourish. At a discussion forum the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA) held at the Jupiter Hotel [on Tuesday October 8 as part of the 10th Year Anniversary...

ET Holiday: a sore issue with tour operators

Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Ethiopian Tour Operators’ Association (ETOA) and private tour operators have gotten into a dispute following the Air Transport giant’s entry into the local tour operations market through its newly-formed ET Holiday Division. Recently, ET and the association discussed issues concerning how to handle tour operations...

World’s Largest Online African Safari Resource Launched

Safari Bookings
With more than 2,200 unique user reviews, over 750 expert reviews from renown safari veterans and an unmatched collection of both editorial and visual information, SafariBookings.com instantly became one of the world’s largest African Safari resources the moment it went public. The Netherlands (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 - With more than 2,200 unique user reviews, over...

Travelong Receives Outstanding Sales Award From Ethiopian Airlines

Travelong
NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwire) —  Travelong, a full service travel agency under the Fareportal portfolio of brands that includes CheapOair, announced today that Ethiopian Airlines named them one of the airline’s top selling travel agencies for the year. Travelong was ranked at number eight on the list for outstanding sales. “We are honored to receive this award...

The Death Of A Good Travel Companion

Mohammed Jami Guleid (Photo: Sean McLachlan )
by Sean McLachlan This week I learned the sad news that a friend and coworker in Harar, Ethiopia, had died. Mohammed Jami Guleid helped me out countless times while I explored the Horn of Africa. If you enjoyed my series on Somaliland or Harar, you have him to thank. I first met “Dake,” as everyone called him, on my first visit to Harar in eastern Ethiopia as I was searching for a way to...

Adventure tour operators create new opportunities in the US

Whitewater Rafting
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) has announced a partnership with Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) to offer new adventure tour-related services to those intent on injecting some excitement into their holidays. Austin-Lehman Adventures is an outward-bound tour company and Eastern Mountain Sports is a sports emporium. The association between the two companies will see ALA becoming EMS’...