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Ethiopia woos Indian tourists

CG of Ethiopia in Mumbai H.E. Demeke Atnafu addressing gathering of SKAL members

Ethiopian CG was invited as Chief Guest at Skal Mumbai Chapter

Ethiopia is seeking to woo Indian tourists inviting them to explore and enjoy the vast country and its diversity. Ethiopian Consulate in Mumbai has taken a keen initiative in this regard. Consul General (CG) of Ethiopia in Mumbai His Excellency Demeke Atnafu Ambulo always remains on front foot to explore opportunities to showcase Ethiopia on every platform.

Recently one of the leading, International Association of Travel and Tour Professionals, Skal Mumbai Chapter invited CG Demeke Atnafu as a chief guest of their prestigious event. The event was held at Hill Club, Mumbai. The event was attended by more than 80 travel industry leaders, managers and executives.

CG Demeke Atnafu while making a presentation on tourism potentials of Ethiopia, elaborately highlighted uniqueness of his country. He stated that with unique cultural heritage, rich history, remarkable biodiversity and 11 tangible and intangible cultural heritages registered with UNESCO, Ethiopia is well placed to becoming the most popular, enchanting and attractive tourist destination in Africa. It is safest country with various tourist destinations which is gaining popularity all across the globe.

With his extensive presentation, Ethiopian CG invited travel industry leaders to experience a variety of tourism such as archeological tourism, heritage tourism, spiritual tourism, adventure, eco and educational tourism in Ethiopia and invited them to visit and explore what their ancestral homeland offers.

CG of Ethiopia in Mumbai H.E. Demeke Atnafu with SKAL members

Consul General described Ethiopia as Water Tower of Africa, Diplomatic Seat of Africa, ‘Switzerland of Africa’ (peace and stability) and ‘Jerusalem of Africa’ (rock hewn Church of Lalibela). He stated that besides being home to human being, coffee, and many more attractions to choose from. CG also called up on and encouraged all in the sector to forge and develop business relationship with Ethiopian tour and travel agents, by promoting Ethiopia, as tourist destination in Africa.

CG Demeke Atnafu elaborated that a variety of exciting destinations to experience outdoor and adventure, culture and learning and educational travel including diverse and precious natural reserves of 24 natural parks and 4 biosphere reserves, historical sites, cultural sites, varied bird of 860 species of which 18 are endemic as well as volcanic landscape of Denakil.

Consul General (CG) of Ethiopia in Mumbai His Excellency Demeke Atnafu Ambulo said “Ethiopia is gaining prominence not only for Indian tourists but tourists of all across the globe. There are countless destinations available for everyone. Besides, there is a tremendous potential for Indian businessman in Ethiopia and many Indians have started their business in Ethiopia. The flow of Indian tourists to visit Ethiopia has grown manifold in recent past”.

About Skal:

Skal is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to do business among friends.

Skal International today has approximately 15,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout over 90 countries. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skal International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

Skal International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.


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