Ethiopia Earns USD 872 mln from Tourism in One QuarterJanuary 10, 2017 - Despite the mounting fears and speculation that the State of Emergency (SoE) is likely to affect the tourism sector, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Thursday that in the first quarter of the current fiscal year the nation has managed to bag some USD 872 million exclusively from foreign tourist flows. Hirut assured MPs that the nation can be “sanctuary to tourists just like what has been mentioned in religious books” through a concerted effort. According to Hirut, in the stated three months alone, over 223,032 tourists have visited the country mostly through conference tourism, research business and other activities. Hence, she added, based on the formula, USD 872 million has been generated in the stated period. She also underscored that close to 300,000 local tourists have visited various sites across the nation in the same period.
Source: Ethiopian News January 10, 2017 11:57 UTC