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Ethiopia: Top Ten Destination for 2017 by Lonely Planet

November 9, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Print Print Email Email

The Ethiopian Tourism Organization invites you to discover why Ethiopia, the Land of Origins, has become the most authentic and attractive tourist destination in the world. Lonely Planet’s travel experts recently recommended Ethiopia amongst the top ten BEST TO TRAVEL countries for 2017, the only African country in the list.

It is no surprise that Lonely Planet has ranked Ethiopia as a must-see travel destination. Ethiopia gives the explorer a wealth of discoveries unmatched anywhere. Ethiopia is an ancient country whose unique cultural heritage, rich history and remarkable biodiversity are reflected in a tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and four UNESCO Biosphere reserves.

Ethiopia is a mosaic of more than 80 different nation and nationalities, each with its own language, culture, customs and traditions. This diverse mix of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds has created a distinctive national identity that enables the country to offer the rest of the world a unique body of knowledge and experience.

Ethiopia, a safe and stable country, is a year-round destination. Close to one million tourists have visited Ethiopia in the last 12 months. It is to be noted that the recent short-term State of Emergency declared by the Ethiopian Government is a precautionary measure to maintain sustainable peace and stability and does not constitute any kind of obstacle to the daily lives of Ethiopian citizens, or visitors travelling throughout Ethiopia. Currently, tourists from all over the world are visiting Ethiopia safely by air and on surface.

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, the Board Chairman of the Ethiopian Tourism Board & the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, together with Mr. Solomon Tadesse, the CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization, will be leading the Ethiopian tourism delegation at the 2016 WTM London.

You are cordially invited to attend Ethiopia’s stand at WTM 2016 and have the opportunity to discuss & network with Ethiopian tourism/hospitality professionals and stakeholders.

Ethiopia is ready to welcome you with traditional and warm hospitality.

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