Timket, Ethiopia’s Feast of the Epiphany, is one of the highest and holiest holidays in the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian calendar and is celebrated on 19th January every year. This year as usual, it was celebrated in enthusiastic style with three days of festival, beginning on the eve of Timket with awe-inspiring processions.
15 Jan 2018
Timket – the Feast of Epiphany
The Ethio-Djibouti railway line has started commercial operations for passengers and freight. The railway, which is Sub-Saharan Africa’s first electrified railway, connects Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti. Travel time will be cut from around 3 days to 10 hours.
8 Jan 2018
All Aboard! Africa’s first electrified railway from Addis to Djibouti begins commercial operations
Ethiopia’s historic walled city of Harar was named the top place to visit in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s annual list of 21 must-see destinations to visit in 2018. Discover the “most surprising city in East Africa”, boasting 82 mosques, as well as Ethiopia’s best beer and highest quality coffee.
29 Dec 2017
Harar named National Geographic’s best place to visit in 2018
Ambassador Hailemichael was the guest speaker at the launch of Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury. The book features 800 superb photographs of 66 of Ethiopia’s ancient churches. The most comprehensive publication yet of Ethiopia’s Christian Orthodox heritage, it unveils the secrets of the churches’ murals, their colourful medieval history and the…
11 Dec 2017
Ambassador Hailemichael guest speaker at book launch on Ethiopian Churches
24 Oct 2017
International hotel brands expand in Ethiopia
International hotel brands - Hyatt, Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Mariott - are set to open new hotels in Ethiopia, giving travellers more choice in accommodation.
Meskerem, the first of the thirteen months which comprise the Ethiopian calendar, is quickly gaining traction as an idyllic time to visit Ethiopia, the Land of Origins.
19 Oct 2017
Discover Meskerem: Ethiopia’s Festival Season
The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, the Aksum Obelisk, and the Tiya stelae  will undergo repair this year. 34 million Birr has been allocated for the renovation, with $400,000 secured from donors.
16 Oct 2017
Ethiopia to renovate four world heritages
According to the 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), tourist arrivals in Ethiopia in 2017 could reach 918,010, a 5.7% increase from the 868,780 registered in 2016. This boost to the hospitality sector will generate more foreign earnings and the hotel sector will benefit from an increase in the number of inbound travellers with the expected…
17 Aug 2017
Tourist arrivals in Ethiopia to rise by 5.7%