Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
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ISSN: 2167-0269

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Tadesse Kidane-Mariam

Tadesse Kidane-Mariam

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  • Research Article
    Ethiopia: Opportunities and Challenges of Tourism Development in the Addis Ababa-upper Rift Valley Corridor
    Author(s): Tadesse Kidane-MariamTadesse Kidane-Mariam

    In spite of a long history of promotion and development, Ethiopia’s tourism industry is in its initial stages of development. Changes in governance systems have resulted in different social constructions of the role of tourism in national development. Since 1990s, the partial opening up of the economy to private investment, the liberalization of national economic management and a modicum of political decentralization of administration and decision-making have contributed to significant growth in both the number of inbound tourists and the generation of foreign exchange. This research examines the opportunities and challenges of tourism development in the Upper Rift Valley corridor extending from Addis Ababa, the capital city, to Nazret-Sodere, Shashemene-Hawasa and Debre Berhan-Ankober. Based on field visits and semi-structured interviews of key priv.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000167

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