While Canada secured the first position in
the Lonely Planet list, Ethiopia was ranked
The largest travel guide-book publisher,
Lonely Planet, cataloged Ethiopia among the
top ten 2017 world tourist destinations.
The travel publisher indicated that visitors
would be overwhelmed by the beauty of
country's scenery. It also highlighted the
rewarding attractions: "Whether they
[tourists] are trekking in the Semien
Mountains to watch wildlife that roams
nowhere else on Earth, climbing to a church
carved into a remote cliff face in Tigray or
boating across the serene waters of Lake
Tana to visit an age-old monastery.
The launch of new airline links in 2017
would make the country more accessible
than ever and urges tourists to be one of
the first to hop on board, it said.
Ethiopia being the only African nation to
make it to the esteemed list, Canada,
Colombia, Finland, Dominica, Bermuda, Oman
and Myanmar were also among the list.
According to Ministry of Culture and
Tourism, Ethiopia envisions becoming one
of the best tourism destinations in the
Tourism reportedly makes up five percent of
country's GDP, registers an average of ten
percent growth every year and creates more
than a million jobs.
TOP 10 DESTINATIONS
Source: Lonely Planet