Ethiopian Tourism Organization launches operation officially

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Addis Ababa, 3 July 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), which has been established to develop the nation’s tourist destinations and promote good images, has officially announced the start of its operations.

The launch of the ETO operation has been inaugurated officially with the presence of Ethiopian Federation House Speaker, Kassa Teklebirhan and World Tourism Organization representatives.

ETO board Chairman, Tewolde Gebremariam said that the organization coordinates tourism development activities in the country to make the nation one of the best tourist destinations.

Ethiopian Culture and Tourism Minister, Amin Abdulkadir, has called upon the private sector and investors to increase their participation on tourism development.

The international partners have also expressed their support to the development of Ethiopia’s tourism industry.

According to ERTA, Ethiopia has 9 UNESCO registered World Heritage Sites.