Ethiopia set to oust Kenya and Tanzania as East Africa's tourism hotspot!


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For a landlocked country without any fancy ocean-view beach resorts, Ethiopia’s tourism industry is not doing badly. Named the world’s best tourist destination of the year in 2015, Ethiopia says it post a 20.7% spike in tourism dollars last year hitting a record of $3.4 billion.

Much of the growth of Ethiopia’s tourism has been due to its nine UNESCO world heritage sites, such as the 13th century rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, which continue to be a big draw. Also important, Gezahegn Abate, tourism ministry spokesperson, says, is the Ethiopia’s growing popularity as hosts of international business events and conferences which “had also a direct and positive impact in boosting tourism.”

In total, visitor numbers has increased 12% annually over the last decade with around 2.2 million jobs created as of 2014 according to the African Development Bank. Having welcomed 910,000 visitors in 2015, the country is on track to reach 1 million visitors this year.


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Saint George, one of the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, an ancient site that draws tens of thousands of foreign tourists to Ethiopia every year.(Reuters/Radu Sigheti)
Even as Ethiopia’s tourism dollars spiked last year, both its east African neighbors Kenya and Tanzania saw their revenues decline.

For its part, Kenya’s tourism industry has suffered a slump following high profile terror attacks like the devastating raid of Nairobi’s Westgate mall in 2013 and a similar attack on Garissa university last year, both carried out by al-Shabaab. Police also say they have thwarted similar attacks which, while comforting, are a reminder of the threat the country continues to face from terrorists.

Despite its recent success, Ethiopia is not letting up. It has set a target togrow visitor arrivals to 2.5 million by 2020 and earlier this year, it launched a new tourism brand marketing itself as the ‘Land of Origins’with government officials keen to sell the message of the country’s history and culture to the world.

“People don’t know a lot about Ethiopia,” Solomon Tadesse, CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization says. “It is the land on which human beings walked upright for the first time. It is the land that brought a gift to the whole world, the coffee that everybody enjoys every morning. It is the land with the source of the Blue Nile, where civilization started.” Tadasse says the country is working on “simplifying the visa processing for both tourists and potential investors” as they aim to continue to grow the country’s tourist profile but admits there is “a lot of work” to be done “telling the world about the real Ethiopia.”

Regardless of the upbeat outlook on Ethiopia’s tourism potential however, it still contends with serious internal challenges. Earlier this year, while facing its worst drought in 50 years, as many as 18 million people were left in need of food aid.
 
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To be honest, I am humbled and inspired by Ethiopians efforts to propel their country into greater heights.
Dear and fellow Kenyans, lets not be complacent, we should match up to this kind of speed and together as a region come out as a formidable force to be reckoned with.
 
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Du!
Hii NI kweli?
Kwenye hii habari hapa
Kuna wakenya kila siku kujitapa
Oh!Watalii wamiminika Mara vile kumbe porojo hahaha


Geza Ulole njoo ukichambue kipande hiki
KENYA NA TANZANIA

Ethiopia's Tourism Revenue Hits Record High In 2015, Beats Kenya And Tanzania Combined

The country’s revenue was more than what it more tourist established neighbors, Kenya and Tanzania, earned last year combined. The two east African neighbors cumulatively earned $2.77 billion.

Kenya’s revenue from its tourism sector dropped about 3 percent in 2015 to $837 million as visitors numbers continued a four year drop due to increased insecurity caused by frequent al Shabaab militants attacks, Reuters reported.

In Tanzania, a reduction in number of visitors last year also saw a fall in foreign exchange earnings from tourism to $1.93 billion, from $2 billion in 2014, The Exchange reported.
 
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Mapato ya Tanzania yalikuwa Mara 2 zaidi ya Kenya vilevile
 
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the **** What is Ethiopia?
 
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Naona kama
Mapato ya Tanzania yalikuwa Mara 2 zaidi ya Kenya vilevile
Watapita kimya kimya hahahahaaa......wanajijua kazi yao kulenga tu idadi ya watalii hawaangalii revenues!
 
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Good for them but tunaomba tafadhali be bringing latest news tumekaribia 2017 bado mnaleta za 2015
 
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Kwa sababu ya AirBus? Hell no
 
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Good for them but tunaomba tafadhali be bringing latest news tumekaribia 2017 bado mnaleta za 2015
Takwimu kamili hutolewa mwaka unapo kamilika kabisa
Kwahio kubari ulipigwa vibaya
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MOTOCHINI ethiopia wanachanganya na travelling earning kama tourism earning si kweli kwamba tourism kama natural attractions ina-attract hiyo amount! Nakataa tourism yao ipo behind ukiacha conference tourism kutokana na uwepo wa AU na UNECA Addis Ababa!
 
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Mapato kutoka utalii yao ni juu hatukatai. Sababu kuu ni wanauza historia na tamaduni ya nchi yao kama kivutio. Kwa suala la vivutio vya beach/wanyama pori naweza sema hivi : kuna nchi nyingi sana wanazo, haina upekee. Ila culture ni kitu cha kipekee.
Geza, Ethiopia wanayo national carrier kwa jina unalo lijua.Hii inasaidia pakubwa sana kwenye utalii. Travellers wanaleta dollar, na wana talii japo kwa biashara/vikao, bado watahesabiwa kama watalii.
 
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MOTOCHINI ethiopia wanachanganya na travelling earning kama tourism earning si kweli kwamba tourism kama natural attractions ina-attract hiyo amount! Nakataa tourism yao ipo behind ukiacha conference tourism kutokana na uwepo wa AU na UNECA Addis Ababa!
Hilo linafahamika
Naimani kama Magu ata amsha AirTanzania
Mambo yatakuwa poa
 
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Mapato kutoka utalii yao ni juu hatukatai. Sababu kuu ni wanauza historia na tamaduni ya nchi yao kama kivutio. Kwa suala la vivutio vya beach/wanyama pori naweza sema hivi : kuna nchi nyingi sana wanazo, haina upekee. Ila culture ni kitu cha kipekee.
Geza, Ethiopia wanayo national carrier kwa jina unalo lijua.Hii inasaidia pakubwa sana kwenye utalii. Travellers wanaleta dollar, na wana talii japo kwa biashara/vikao, bado watahesabiwa kama watalii.
Utalii wao wa historia hauko juu hivyo actually upo at infancy stage kama nilivyosema conference and travelling ndo imechangia kipato kikubwa katika revenue hiyo maana Addis Ababa is a natural hub for Africa having the most profitable airline in the whole of Africa!
 
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hamna kitu chochote sidhani hata kama wanapata 500,000 tourists tatizo nchi ile censorship ipo juu! Huwezi pata true data!
Hapo nimekusoma
Maana Ethiopia nimiongoni mwa mataifa
Ambayo wana nchi wake wapo radhi kuliwa na simba waki ikimbia nchi yao.
Kuna mengi yanafichwa
 
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MOTOCHINI ethiopia wanachanganya na travelling earning kama tourism earning si kweli kwamba tourism kama natural attractions ina-attract hiyo amount! Nakataa tourism yao ipo behind ukiacha conference tourism kutokana na uwepo wa AU na UNECA Addis Ababa!
kweli. that tourism revenue is suspect. ethiopia is a dictatorship so they can announce anything.
 
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Lets see Tanzania vs Ethiopia
 

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