In a bid to show the world the riches in Ethiopia and to promote tourism, Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa has rolled out stopover packages to provide travelers with the opportunity of discovering Ethiopia. On 1st of August, the airline launched a stopover package so air passengers traveling via Addis Ababa route can discover the country.
Tewolde Gebremariam, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said the airline aims to attract many tourists to discover the riches in the country through the stopover packages.
“Ethiopian is working with all stakeholders in the tourism chain to make Ethiopia a tourism destination of choice. With its many riches, the world has yet to truly discover Ethiopia and tourism has the potential to become the main foreign currency generator for the country and a mass job creator for the youth. With the stopover packages, we aim to attract a significant portion of our transit customers in Addis as tourists and to considerably enhance the flow of tourism into the country.”
The stopover packages range from sightseeing in Addis Ababa, visit to historical, cultural and religious places and many more. To access the stopover packages, traveler can check here. While booking your flights, an option of adding a stopover package will pop up. The package can also be accessed from the tour wing of the airline, Ethiopian Holidays. An online e-visa service for processing stopover visa is available for all international visitors to Ethiopia here.
Will you be taking advantage of the stopover when next you are transiting via Addis Ababa? It is a yes for us!