Daily Ethiopian news August 02, 2020, Ethiopian show their support for GERD today on different parts of Ethiopia.
Emphasized the race among East African nations with Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania stimulating and promoting their destinations to travelers, better than Ethiopia. Rwanda, for instance, has been investing on promoting its destinations; using major football clubs like Arsenal, wearing “visit Rwanda” jerseys on games.
These countries are more appealing because they have a “Combination of safari and beach destinations that steer travelers to Kenya and Tanzania, where packages are affordable and competitive.” While the rest of the East African destinations have created more vibrant and diverse tourism activities,
David says, Ethiopia’s tourism market is highly dependent on “Its historical and cultural assets, such as the Northern Circuit of Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, and Axum. It is true that, Erta-Ale and the Danakil Depression attract thousands of visitors every year; however, there is potential for Ethiopia to invest and promote other attractions in the south and central parts of the country.”
On the other hand, ongoing hotel projects in Ethiopia are also reported to be experiencing difficulties, such as having adequate access to hard currency and lack of prompt services to facilitate Letter of Credit facilities, making it unappealing to travellers.
- Ethiopian News