Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's Ministry of Tourism has stated that efforts are underway to boost the flow of visitors by developing a tourism packages linking the new and existing tourist destinations in the country.
State Minister of Tourism Sileshi Yilma told ENA that the government of Ethiopia has given a great deal of attention to the development of tourism.
Many tourist destinations are being developed, he said citing projects such as Dine for Sheger, Dine for Nation and Dine for Generation that are the initiatives of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
At the same time, he stated that construction of necessary infrastructure works are being carried out around tourist destinations.
In this regard, he explained the construction of roads, community eco-lodges and tourism information centers that are being underway around parks and tourist destinations.
The State Minister also stated that hotels, lodges and resorts have been constructed by the private sector, pointing out that necessary support is being given to encourage them.
He further explained that by connecting new tourist destinations with the existing ones, efforts are being made to promote them to the world market and increase the flow of tourists.
"All the new destinations that are being built can be visited alone, but works are also underway to link them together with existing tourist destinations to increase the number of tourists. in this regard, we are working hard to develop many new tourist packages," he said.
Tour operators on their part pointed out that they are working to increase the flow of tourists into the country by introducing tourism packages in the international market by connecting the new ones with the existing.
The effort to renovate tourism sites and develop existing ones will further be consolidated in order to improve the tourist flow, it was indicated.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency