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May 17, 2023 (FBC) – The commencement of Ethiopian Airlines direct flight between Addis Ababa and Atlanta will serve as a bridge for the development of socio-economic cooperation between the two sister cities ....


Tourism in Ethiopia News Highlight

May 13   2023

Addis Ababa, May 13, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest carrier in Africa, has been nominated for the World Travel Awards in four Categories, the Airlines confirmed today.

Ethiopian revealed that it has been nominated in ‘Africa’s leading Airlines 2023’, ‘Africa’s Leading Airlines Brand 2023’, ‘Africa’s Leading Airline -Business Class 2023’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Airline-Economy class 2023’.

It is known that the Airline has racked up multiple continental and global awards in the past few years.

May 11  2023

Addis Ababa, May 11, 2023 (FBC) – While launching the first phase of the Halala Kella cluster section of the Koysha National Project on 21 February 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed described the site as a captivating place with breathtaking scenery and dynamic history and culture.

The Halala Kela cluster, which constitutes the larger Koysha project, is initiated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to capitalize on the natural endowments of the area so as to expand greenery attraction sites across the nation.

In his today’s social media post, the Prime Minister pointed out that the Halala Kella, an attraction site in Dauro Zone, is an ideal place to take a breath and open one’s mind to many activities. He said Dauro is one of the tranquil places with peaceful environment. “Lose no time to visit such a spectacular site”, he underscored.

May 10 2023

Addis Ababa, May 10, 2023 (FBC) – Ambassador Tefera Derbew, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the People’s Republic of China, has participated at the World Tourism Cities Federation Summit hosted by Changsha city (Hunan),China.

Prior to the launching of the ceremony, Ambassador Tefera, along with other ambassadors, held discussions with Shen Xiaoming, the communist party secretary of Hunan on issues of mutual interest and concern.

On the sideline of the summit, Ambassador Tefera also joined the Forum of Ambassadors organized by Changsha City.

May 05   2023

Addis Ababa, May 5, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated its luxurious expanded hotel complex today, which was constructed by the Airline’s Group.

It is stated that the new expanded hotel complex is the second Phase of the Grand Skylight Hotel, a flagship hotel project of Ethiopian airlines in Addis Ababa.

The inaugural ceremony is taking place in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, high government officials from house of people’s representatives, management from the Airline and government officials.

Group CEO of Ethiopian, Mesfin Tasew, on the occasion said that the news expanded Skylight Hotel rests on 11,500 sqm with 651 rooms.

April 28   2023

Addis Ababa, April 28, 2023 (FBC) – The renovation work of the ancient Awberkhadle Awach village in Harari Region has started, Harari Region Communication Bureau confirmed.

The Chief Administrator of Harari Region, Ordin Bedri and the officials of the Authority for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage of Ethiopia launched the renovation work, the Bureau said.

It is indicated that when the project is completed, it will be used as a museum as well as a reception for visitors.

Harari Region Chief Administrator Ordin Bedri stressed that it is important to properly care for and preserve such heritages and pass them on to future generations.

April 19  2023

Addis Ababa, April 19, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Islamic heritages are key to enhance cultural and people to people ties at regional level and beyond if promoted well, Sudanese analyst, journalist and former diplomat Mekki Elmograbi said.

In an exclusive interview with Fana Broadcasting Corporate, Mekki Elmograbi indicated that the Migration to Ethiopia was an important event in the early history of Islam, where Prophet Muhammad’s first followers (the Sahabah) fled from the persecution of the ruling Quraysh tribe of Mecca.

Members of the early Muslim community in Mecca faced persecution which prompted Muhammad to advise them to seek refuge in Ethiopia. And, this helped Ethiopia to get a special place among all Muslims in the world, he indicated.

April 14   2023

Addis Ababa, April 14, 2023 (FBC) – Minister of Tourism of Ethiopia, Nasise Chali met with the Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Abderahmane Berthé ahead of the forthcoming 11th Aviation Stakeholders Convention scheduled for 7-9 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

On the meeting Nasise expressed the support of the Ethiopian Ministry of Tourism for the Convention and reiterated the importance of initiatives by organizations such as AFRAA to spur the development of the air transport sector.

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines are set to host the 11th Aviation Stakeholders Convention from 07 – 09 May 2023 at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia.

April 08   2023

Addis Ababa, April 8, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airline, the largest Pan-African aviation group and the proud national flag carrier of Ethiopia, marks its 77 years today April 8, 2023, Inspiring and connecting Africa to the world.

Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April 8, 1946 to Cairo.

Since then, the Airline overcame the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa to become Africa’s largest, most profitable and award-winning Aviation Group.

Among the many firsts introduced by the airlines are the first Jet aircraft in Africa, the first East Africa to West Africa scheduled flight, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first scheduled service between the capitals of the most populous nations in the world from New Delhi to Beijing.

April 03  2023

Addis Ababa, April 3, 2023 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated that the Gorgora project connects Ethiopia’s past history, today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s dreams.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Gorgora, which is part of the “Gebeta Lehager” project.

He stated that the project will start providing services after three months.

“Yesterday is our history; today is an opportunity; and tomorrow is our dream,” said the Prime Minister, adding that Gorgora has bridged the three key issues.

He said that Gorgora was losing its magnificence and attraction due to the fact that it could not be preserved in the generations to date.

April 01 2023

Addis Ababa, April 1, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that it has resumed its four times weekly direct flight to Singapore this week, three years after its last operation to the Asian country.

It’s to be recalled that the Airline has announced December 2022 plans to return to the Southeast Asian city-state with ultramodern B787 Dreamliner.

It was also disclosed that Ethiopian has suspended its direct flights to Singapore in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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H.E. Ambassador Nassise Chali

(Minster of Tourism),

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