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Ethiopian Airlines has rolled out stopover packages that cater for all leisure needs, with a view to promoting tourism into Ethiopia, effective August 1.

Passengers travelling through Addis Ababa and continuing their journey to one of the destinations on Ethiopian Airlines network can take advantage of stopover offerings from Ethiopian Holidays, the airline’s tour operator, enabling them to further explore and experience the many historic, cultural, religious and natural treasures the country has to offer. 

The packages range from sightseeing in the capital,  Addis Ababa, to visits to the pre-Christian-era obelisks of Axum, the medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the ninth-century mosques of Hara, the castles of Gondar, the source of the Blue Nile, the Semien Mountains, the lakeside resorts of Awasa and Arba Minch, or the coffee farms of Kaffa, and more. 

Ethiopian Airlines Group ceo, Tewolde Gebremariam said: “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.”  

An online e-visa service for processing stopover visas is available for all international visitors to Ethiopia. To access the stopover e-visa service, click here.   

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