Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019
Wonderful tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airline have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on global top list when it comes to tourism growth. As per the WTTC annual review, the country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), going past the global average growth rate of 3.9% and the African average of 5.6%.
As the land where mankind, coffee and the Blue Nile trace their roots, Ethiopia has always held a special charm for visitors.
The country’s UNESCO heritage sites include the majestic obelisks of Axum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the fortified historic town of Harar.
As the principal hub of the Pan-African carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia enjoys opportune air connectivity with multiple destinations in Africa and the rest of the world, making travel to the country easier than ever.
The airline has been one of the top components behind huge growth of Ethiopia’s tourism. The sector supports over two million jobs and contributes over $7 billion to the economy. Gloria Guevara, WTTC’s President & CEO, said that the results were “driven by the very strong performance of aviation in the country and the development of Addis Ababa as a dynamic and growing regional hub.”