UNWTO Pledges to Support Ethiopia's Tourism Industry

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Addis Ababa 21 July 2014 (WIC) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said it would continue supporting Ethiopia in promoting its tourist destinations.

UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Raifi, stated that the organization will help protect heritages, expand tourism infrastructures, develop products, and establish multi- tourism


The Secretary General noted that as Ethiopia is a museum of mankind his organization has practical plans to work jointly in introducing Ethiopia’s historic, religious and natural attractions.

State Minister of Culture and Tourism, Tadelech Dalecho, on her part said the talks she had with Dr. Raifi was fruitful and would help create capacity.

According to ENA, she added that UNWTO is helping Ethiopia in publicizing its tourist attractions and the development of facilities such as hotels and tour operators.