The first National Hotel and Tourism Conference kicked off in Addis Ababa today.
Chief Administrators of regional states, ministers, actors in the tourism industry, and other government officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, are in attendance of the meeting.
In his opening remark, Demeke called for improved services and infrastructure to increase Ethiopia’s competitiveness in the tourism industry.
According to the Ministry of Culture, the main objective of conference is to promote Ethiopia’s tourism industry and encourage investors.
Moreover, it is aimed at returning the tourism industry, which is affected by the instability in some parts of the country, back again to normalcy, it said.
The Ministry also announced plans to hold the conference each year.