Ethiopia Makes More Than $800 From Tourism in 3 Months Amid State of Emergency

Ethiopia earned around $872 million exclusively from foreign tourists during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism disclosed.

Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, told the members of House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) that the inflow of tourists to the country has been increasing in the past three months, despite speculations and fears of violence.

According to the Woldemariam, in three months, more than 223,032 tourists visited Ethiopia. Nonetheless, most of them were in Ethiopia for conference tourism, research business, and other activities.

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Source: 2Merkato

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