Tourism Ethiopia is making a national strategy to develop the Meetings, Incentives, Conference, Exhibition (MICE) and stop over-tourism in the country. This comes during a consultation workshop the organization held with representatives across the tourism sector on the enabling and unfavorable environments for a stop over-tourism in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia, the base for Africa’s largest Aviation Group, has overtaken Dubai as the top transit hub for long-haul passengers to Africa. Speaking on the relevance of having a stopover tourism strategy Ethiopian Tourism Organization CEO Lensa Mekonnen told Afro FM the importance of involving stakeholders in such workshops to formulate strategies.

According to Tesfaye Desalege, a tourism consultant and trainer Ethiopian needs to work on its competitive index rank.

Director of the Ethiopian National Museum Ephrem Amare says through improvements in recent times one of the major problems in the promotion of tourism has been the standard of the national museums.

Ethiopian Airlines has rolled out stopover packages without any additional airfare that cater for all leisure needs with a view to promoting tourism into Ethiopia. Passengers traveling through Addis Ababa and continuing their journey to one of the destinations on Ethiopian carrier network can take advantage of stopover offerings enabling them to discover and experience the many historical, cultural, religious and natural treasures of Ethiopia, Land of Origins. Afro FM Reports.