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  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded the 2019 ‘Leader in Tourism’ honorary certificate from Global Tourism Forum (GTF) for his commendable commitment to promote tourism.
  • The president also declared that Ethiopia was accordingly selected to host the upcoming Global Tourism Forum Annual Meeting.
  • Based on the milestones marked by Ethiopia in the tourism sector, the president declared that Ethiopia selected as host to the 2020 Global Tourism Forum Annual Meeting.
The next GTF in which global investors and renowned professionals in the sector will be invited will be held in Addis Ababa creating an excellent opportunity for the country to further develop its tourist potentials.
Established in 2010, the Global Tourism Forum aims to enhance international tourism, the association between local and global tourism trends and strategies for the development of the industry.
It is the third time that a GTF meeting takes place in an African country subsequent to Accra in Ghana and Luanda the capital of Angola.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded the 2019 ‘Leader in Tourism’ honorary certificate from Global Tourism Forum (GTF) for his commendable commitment to promote tourism.

President of GTF, Bulut Bagci, has presented the honorary certificate to Abiy Ahmed on Monday at the Office of the Prime Minister in Addis Ababa.

The president also declared that Ethiopia was accordingly selected to host the upcoming Global Tourism Forum Annual Meeting.

Based on the milestones marked by Ethiopia in the tourism sector, the president declared that Ethiopia selected as host to the 2020 Global Tourism Forum Annual Meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Bulut Bagci noted that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was selected for the award pursuant to his contribution to the development of sustainable tourism in Ethiopia and for his vision in promoting tourism.

He recalled the efforts made by the Prime Minister in the rehabilitation and renovation of Menelik II palace and making it available for public recreation as well as the program for the beautification of Addis Ababa through riverbank forestation program.

The President also vowed to prop up his support to the Beautifying Sheger Project, which was imitated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The next GTF in which global investors and renowned professionals in the sector will be invited will be held in Addis Ababa creating an excellent opportunity for the country to further develop its tourist potentials.

It is the third time that a GTF meeting takes place in an African country subsequent to Accra in Ghana and Luanda the capital of Angola.

Established in 2010, the Global Tourism Forum aims to enhance international tourism, the association between local and global tourism trends and strategies for the development of the industry.

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