By Chinedu Eze
Ethiopian Airlines has announced rolled out stopover packages without the additional airfare that appeal to all leisure needs with a view to market tourism in the united kingdom.
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The service commenced on August 1. That is also likely to encourage passengers to go to historical and tourism sites in Ethiopia and go back to the airport to keep flights with their final destinations.
Passengers traveling through Addis Ababa and continuing their journey to 1 of the destinations on Ethiopian network is now able to benefit from stopover offerings from Ethiopian Holidays, the tour operator wing of Ethiopian Airlines, enabling them to find and go through the many historical, cultural, natural and religious treasures of Ethiopia, Land of Origins. An online e-visa service for processing stopover visa can be acquired for several international people to Ethiopia.
The airline said the packages range between sightseeing in Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa, to visits to the pre-Christian era obelisks of Axum, the beautiful medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the amazing 9th century mosques of Harar, the majestic castles of Gondar, the beautiful way to obtain the Blue Nile, the jaw-dropping Simien Mountains, the splendor of the lake side resorts of Arba and Hawassa Minch, or the initial coffee farms of Kaffa, birth host to coffee and many more.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam said, “Ethiopian is dealing with all stakeholders in the tourism chain to create Ethiopia a tourism destination of preference. Using its many riches, the planet has yet to seriously discover Ethiopia and tourism gets the potential to end up being the main forex generator for the united states and a mass job creator for the youth. With the stopover packages, we try to attract a substantial part of our transit customers in Addis as tourists also to considerably improve the flow of tourism in to the country.”
Ethiopia airlines said the stopover packages are often accessible on its website and would pop-up being an option when passengers book flights transiting thru Addis Ababa or can directly be accessed at Ethiopian Holidays website.