Association Launches City Guide

Oct 23 , 2018

The Addis Abeba Hotel Owners & Sectoral Association launched its third hotel guide directory prepared at a cost of half a million Birr. The guide has information about 120 hotels in Addis Abeba and its surroundings including the number of bedrooms, banquet halls and other features. The guide, which is prepared both in hard and soft copies, also gives a description of tourist sites found around the capital. The association published 4,000 copies of the guide, of which 3,000 will be distributed in soft copies. “The guide helps tourists gain information on where to go,” says Lude Abiy, general manager of the Association. “That way tourists will extend their stay in the country.” The Association was established in 2005 by 15 members.



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