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IFC to provide technical, advisory support for tourism

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to provide a three year technical and advisory support to the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) over its marketing and destination development projects;including setting out a roadmap and capacity building for the tourism sector.

Ireland, Ethiopia announce new partnership

The Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar made an official three-day visit to Ethiopia this week looking to expand the partnership beyond foreign aid, and met with the political leadership of the nation, including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President SahleworkZewde announcing a new partnership in Lalibela UNESCO Heritage site and  visited a refugee camp in Tigray region.

ETO chief receives backlash from sector

The embattled CEO of Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), Lensa (Aida) Mekonnen held a three-day marathon of meetings with operators of the sectors at Harmony Hotel this week and received harsh criticisms.

Hotels recoveringfrom SoE impact

Two years afterthe decree of the first State of Emergencies (SoE) in 2016, both local and global brand hotels are gradually regaining their pre-SoE markets, said Addis Ababa Hotel Owners Association this week.