Ethiopian Airlines has been playing significant contribution to the promotion of tourism and economic development in the country, Minister of Tourism Nasise Chali said.
Ethiopian Airlines has awarded travel agencies and tour operators who have made outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in the country today.
During the occasion, Minister of Tourism Nasise Chali said Ethiopian Airlines has been playing a pivotal role in the development of Ethiopia's tourism and economy.
As a nation, tourism is one of the five most promising sectors for the country's economic growth, she said, adding it is important to promote the immense tourism potential to generate revenue and benefit from the sector.
Noting several efforts have been intensified to develop the tourism sector across the country, she said, Ethiopian Airlines should strengthen the active role it is playing in promoting tourism destinations in the country.
She stressed that travel agencies and tour operators must intensify efforts to inspire tourists to visit Ethiopia with a view to adequately tap the benefits of the sector.
Moreover, the minister elaborated that Ethiopian Airlines is also playing a crucial role in promoting tourism conference.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mesfin Tasew on his part said the Airlines has been playing a major role in the economic and multi-sectoral development of the country since its inception.
He stated that the airlines is doing a great job in connecting people, promoting and expanding tourism and facilitating trade.
In this regard, the role of travel agencies and tour operators is very significant, Mesfin added.
Mentioning Ethiopian Airlines is the leading airline group in Africa he said, it will continue to work together with travel agencies and tour operators in the future.
The awarding ceremony held today under the theme "Celebrating Partnership with Renewed Commitment."
The Award is held annually to stimulate the tourism development sector in the country.
The award recognizes travel agencies and tour operators their best performances in 8 categories including booking quality, promoting digitalization, high sales among others.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency