Meet the Tour Operator: Dr. Yohannes Zeleke

Yohannes Zeleke is a man of many hats, including the one above. (Photo by David Cogswell) - When you hang with somebody,  when you get down, travel around, eat meals together, hike around, discuss, argue, dance, drink, sing, laugh and various other things, you don’t often think about the initials after people’s names. But in truth Yohannes Zeleke, a member of the party that traveled to Ethiopia on the recent NTA Product Development trip, […]

Ethiopian Airlines clears final hurdle for Dublin-LAX

Ethiopian Boeing 737 Maxx Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest by fleet and operations, has finalized preparations to start flights to Dublin and Los Angeles (LAX) starting from June 2015 writes JOHN SAMBO. “Our new flights connecting Addis Ababa, Dublin and Los Angeles will play a critical role in the expansion of trade and tourism investment between […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Travel Awards reveals Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony host

World Travel Awards PRESS RELEASE The ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, World Travel Awards has revealed it will stage its prestigious Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria, on September 5th. The sumptuous Transcorp Hilton Abuja will host the event, which will welcome hundreds of industry leaders to the Nigerian capital. The Gala Ceremony will celebrate excellence […]

African Suppliers excited about inaugural WTM Africa

WTM Africa Press Release The inaugural World Travel Market Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 2nd – 3rd May 2014 is attracting exhibitors from all categories of the leisure, luxury travel and meetings industries. Well-known companies already signed up for the first WTM Africa include; Dreams 4 Africa, Bill Harrop’s “Original” […]

Green Land Tours Ethiopia: Your Tour Guide in Ethiopia

Dario Morello (Photo: 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 […]

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 […]

Kenya to host Africa’s “Oscars of the Travel Industry”

Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi Kenya’s profile as a preferred tourist destination has received a boost with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) winning the bid to host this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa region on 16th October this year. The WTA nominations will recognise excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, thus encouraging nominees to uphold constant improvement […]
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