GNA – Ethiopia, the Land of Origins, has been voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country by Global Followers of Rough Guides.
The Global Followers of Rough Guides is one of the leading travel publishers known for its “tell it like it is” review; providing traveller’s up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing.
A statement from the Airline said according to the review, digital followers of Rough Guides were asked to share their experiences of the most hospitable places around the world and voted Ethiopia.
The review indicated respondents pointed unique features such as a profoundly beautiful East African country with a history that stretches back many thousands of years, never colonized and with the tribal customs and hospitable traditions largely maintained intact.
Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Chairman of the Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Board and Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, expressed his delight on the vote of confidence, saying “Warm Hospitality is a unique culture for Ethiopians but we are extremely happy that visitors witnessed it with their vote of confidence and rated our country as the ’Most Welcoming Country’ in the entire World.”
He took the opportunity to invite international tourists to include Ethiopia in their immediate travel plan, adding that Ethiopia was a land of great ancient civilizations endowed with astonishing assets.
He said these assets are from the sites where their ancestors first set foot and the world’s oldest hominid fossils were discovered to the towering Axum obelisk from pre-Christian era; the magnificent walled city of Harar of the 9th century; the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela of the 12th century and the splendour of the castles of Gonder of the 17th country.
The rest are the jaw-dropping mountainous landscape of Simien National Park with its endemic animals unique to Ethiopia; the beautiful Konso cultural site; the impressive Tiya Stones in the south; the breathtaking Bale Natural Park with its variety of wild animals; the delightful Kaffa region from where coffee first spread to the rest of the world.
Ethiopia has everything to offer as your next holiday destination.