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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Tourism: Uncovering Ancient Rituals And Secrets In Ethiopia

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Famed for its coffee, wildlife, and ancient architecture, Ethiopia is fast becoming one of Africa’s biggest tourist draws, and for good reason. We’ve done some investigating and highlighted some of the most extraordinary sites that the country has to offer. Addis Ababa—a name that means ‘New Flower’—is home to over 3 million people, and is certainly a city in blossom. […]

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Africa: Ethiopia and Kenya to Open Skies as more link Projects set to come together

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In order to accelerate the development of the aviation sectors of both countries, Ethiopia and Kenya have both agreed to grant unrestricted marketing rights to their national carriers. he aim is to fast-track the development of aviation sectors in the neighbouring countries, which marks a significant change in Ethiopia’s protectionist policy regarding its national airline. According to a report by […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines wins 2018 Outstanding Food Services Award

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has won the 2018 ‘Africa’s Outstanding Food Services by a Carrier’ Award as voted by PAX International readers at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg, Germany in April 2018. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO […]

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