Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269

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The Fate of Tourism during and in the Aftermath of Political Instability: Ethiopia Tourism in Focus

Nafbek Solomon Kebede

The vulnerability of tourism to variety of crises may result in the decline of tourist flow and receipt as well as in deforming the image of a destination. This particular snapshot case review has discussed the appearance of tourism during the political instability and its outcome, state of emergency. Web-sites, journals, books, mass media, personal observation and limited interview were used to gather information about the effect of political instability on tourism industry. Several tourist originating countries have issued travel advisories - some unbalance with the actual gravity of crisis- to Ethiopia putting the country in general at ‘High risk’ crisis level. Overall, the country has been suffering from the political instability. As a result, composite crisis management strategies have to be effectively developed for the sustainable and resilient tourism development.