Africa: Ethiopian Airlines positively contributing to Tourism growth in Ethiopia

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The tourism industry in Ethiopia is has significantly improved with the influx of tourists to the East Africa country. A number of factors can be attributed to the positive growth of the tourism sector in the country which in time past was struggling to attract foreign tourist to the country. The Managing Director, Ethiopian International Services, Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, said […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines is one of the best managed institutions in the world and should not be sold as Analyst points to Chile and Yemen as examples

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Last year, as part of the ongoing political transformation, Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s Government pledged a swift economic reform. The Government specifically expressed its intention to fully or partially privatize four key public enterprises: Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopian Airlines, and Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise. In doing so, Abiy’s Government aims to attract foreign investment and stimulate economic […]

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Africa: Ethiopia Emerges to be Fastest Growing Travel Destination in the World

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Ethiopia has emerged to be the fastest-growing travel destination in the world in 2019. Two other East African nations, Kenya and Rwanda, have also made it to the top ten list. As a continent, Africa stands second fastest-growing travel destination, second only to Asia-Pacific. In its 2019 annual report, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) lauded Ethiopia’s drastic growth […]

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Africa: Ethiopia relaxes visa rules to boost economy

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In November, Ethiopia finally opened up its borders by relaxing visa requirements. Previously, the country ranked 50 out of all 54 African nations for visa openness, according to the African Development Bank. Travellers now receive visas on arrival, as part of efforts to make free movement within Africa possible. For many Africans, multiple visas are still required for intercontinental travel. […]

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Tourism: Documenting Ethiopia’s Omo Valley in Africa

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Ethiopia is least likely to be on your wishlist for a holiday but when you happen to be one of India’s first female wildlife biologists, the African nation could be your favourite destination, especially if you are looking forward to capturing the rarest of the rare wolf in the world through your lens. It was around three years back that […]

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Africa: Why Is Ethiopia’s Tourism Industry Struggling?

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“13 Months of Sunshine.” This was the inspiring slogan that defined Ethiopia for the past 50 years. In 2016, a new tagline – “Land of Origins” – was introduced by the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), recently re-flagged as Tourism Ethiopia, to revitalize the nation’s struggling tourism industry. Yes, rebranding was needed. But why didn’t the organization follow through with concrete […]

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Aviation: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai As Top Feeder Of Air Traffic To Africa

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Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, Travel consultancy ForwardKeys said on Wednesday. According to the agency, the record highlights the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new Prime Minister. Forward Keys arrived at the conclusion after analysing data from travel booking systems that recorded 17 million flight bookings […]

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Africa: Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

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The question is not whether hoteliers and operators should invest in Ethiopia, but what is best for Ethiopia in balancing these new demands while protecting its people and its profound history and cultures. Luxury is a word that one would rarely use to describe the current state of accommodations in Ethiopia. Its famous landmarks include the Simien Mountains and Gelada […]

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News: Ethiopia starts visa on arrival for all Africans

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Ethiopia has launched visa on arrival service for all African travelers as of November 1, 2018. The service was launched at a colourful ceremony held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in the presence of the African Union Commission Chairperson, Ethiopian high government officials, African Ambassadors residing in Addis Ababa, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, invited guests and […]

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