Articles tagged “ethiopia”

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ethiopia is slowly making its name in luxury tourism. The question is how fast will the rate of change be?

10 months ago

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The question is not whether hoteliers and operators should invest in Ethiopia, but what is best for Ethiopia in balancing these new demands while protecting its people and its profound history and cultures.

10 months ago

Hyatt to Open First Hotel in Ethiopia as Visitors From Africa and China Increase

Hyatt to Open First Hotel in Ethiopia as Visitors From Africa and China Increase

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

It's still early days for this tourism relationship, but Chinese visitors to some African countries will find it easier and easier to make those trips.

12 months ago

Ethiopian Airlines Mulls Selling Assets to Cement Its African Dominance

Ethiopian Airlines Mulls Selling Assets to Cement Its African Dominance

Nizar Manek, Bloomberg

Ethiopia's flag carrier can't become the true global airline it strives to be unless it sheds more of its communist past, and it's signaled the desire to let investors poke around.

1 year ago

Ethiopian Airlines to Resume Eritrea Flights and Normalize Diplomatic Relations

Ethiopian Airlines to Resume Eritrea Flights and Normalize Diplomatic Relations

Nizar Manek, Bloomberg

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the stronger African carriers from a financial perspective, shows how travel and geopolitics inevitably intersect.

1 year ago

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg

We found it very hard to get too upset about Cecil, but we think that hunting tourism is a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.

3 years ago

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

Great news for Kenya, as well as its neighbors.

4 years ago

Ethiopia’s Ambitious Goal to Triple Its Tourists in Four Years

Ethiopia’s Ambitious Goal to Triple Its Tourists in Four Years

Aaron Maasho, Reuters

Ethiopia's rich cultural history — and the landmarks that mark its past — have not been leveraged as the real tourist attractions that they are.

4 years ago

European Group Picks Ethiopia as Top Global Tourist Destination for 2015

European Group Picks Ethiopia as Top Global Tourist Destination for 2015

Kinka Adegoke, Quartz

Good news for tourism on a continent that's been hit with scares — both real and illogical — that have hurt tourism over the last year.

4 years ago

Wyndham Boosts Africa Inventory With New Ethiopian Hotel

Wyndham Boosts Africa Inventory With New Ethiopian Hotel

William Davison, Bloomberg

All U.S. hotel corporations are looking to expand into Africa as tourism potential to and within the continent grows.

5 years ago

Traveling along Ethiopia’s coffee trail: These beans mean business

Traveling along Ethiopia’s coffee trail: These beans mean business

David Farley, Afar

Coffee takes on almost religious and soulful tones in Ethiopia. Get to know its coffee, and you'll begin to absorb its culture in an enduring way.

6 years ago

Ethiopia and Sudan meet to talk tourism collaboration

Ethiopia's rich cultural history is a draw, but its current political challenges make it a destination that is often only attractive to less stable countries like Sudan.

7 years ago