Community Based Tourism Growing in Ethiopia

Posted: October 14, 2014 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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The Ethiopian Tour Operators Association held a panel discussion on community based tourism on Tuesday September 30th at Capital Hotel where tour operators and stakeholders in the hospitality sector were present.

The panel discussion was mainly focused on community based tourism and what needs to be done for it to develop and expand in Ethiopia overcoming the challenges the tourism sector as a whole faces.
“There are several challenges. One is that, in general the concept of tourism is still new to Ethiopia, it has only around 25 years of history. Although Ethiopia has huge potential, to utilize that we need to further develop our understanding and knowledge about the sector,” said Fitsum Gezahegn, President of the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association. http://www.capitalethiopia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4601:community-based-tourism-growing-in-ethiopia&catid=35:capital&Itemid=27

http://www.visitwolayta.com/ Community Based Tourism Sites of Wolayta, Southern Ethiopia

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