It came as a surprise to many, when the European Council of Tourism named Ethiopia as the world’s best tourist destination in 2015. Ethiopia’s matchless natural beauty, ancient culture, and dramatic landscapes are the main features that prompted the council to choose her as the world’s best tourist destination.

The number of tourists visiting Ethiopia has drastically increased over the last decade. The major spots that attract tourists are the fertile national parks, the UNESCO world heritage sites, and her archeological history which stretches back to 3000 years.

Some of the major national parks in Ethiopia are Awash Bale Mountains, Gambela, Omo National Park and the Simien Mountains National Park.  The UNESCO world heritage sites in Ethiopia include The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, The Stelae of Axum, The Walled City of Harrar, and the Konso Cultural Landscape.

The tourism industry in the country has contributed significantly to the country’s GDP over the past few years. This has resulted in the booming of various facilities such as hospitals, banks , construction companies in Ethiopia, which has generated about a million jobs. Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia is a hub for trade, commerce and industrial activities and this brings a major chunk of visitors there.

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