October 24, 2021

Tourism: The Untapped Attractions of Eritrea In

Tourism: The Untapped Attractions of Eritrea

By Mebrak Ghebreweldi

In this article, I would like to share my personal opinion about one industry for development that is so often discussed: tourism. Before we attempt to invest heavily in tourism, we should ask these questions: What kind of tourism do we want to see in Eritrea?

Do we have adequate infrastructure for sustainable tourism? If not, what can we learn from other countries that are waking up to the devastating and irreparable damage mass tourism has inflicted to the land, the environment and biodiversity? Do we want to see ostentatious five-star hotels, overcrowded sea-sides, plastic bottles, and piles of rubbish left by careless tourists on our seashores or the development of a sustainable, environmentally and traditionally blended, tourism in Eritrea? Read more

September 30, 2019

World Tourism Day Observed

World Tourism Day Observed

Asmara, 30 September 2019 – 27 September, World Tourism Day was observed on 29 September at a national level in Aba Shawul sub zone, Central region, under a theme “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All”.

Speaking at the occasion, the D.G. of Tourism Service in the Central region, Ms. Liya Gebreab stated that the World Tourism Day reminds for proper and responsible way of practicing and preserving national culture and values as well as resources and heritage for the economic, social and environmental benefit to the present and future generations. Read more

July 29, 2017

Asmara’s Upgraded Status: Honour and...

Asmara’s Upgraded Status: Honour and Responsibility

by Solomon Mengsteab | On Saturday, 8 July 2017, during the 41st World Heritage Committee Session in Poland, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO announced that our marvellous capital, Asmara, was officially inscribed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more

September 5, 2014

Tourism and community based development

Tourism and community based development

Tourism and community based development

by Yishak Yared | This year’s International Day of Tourism 2014 will be observed on 27 September under the Theme “Tourism and Community Based Development”. The relevance behind the theme is that the development of tourism in a given country not only enables countries as an entity to accumulate wealth but also the whole community becomes beneficiary of the smokeless industry. Read more

February 1, 2014

The Red Sea: Life time memory in hand

The Red Sea: Life time memory in hand

Eritrea shares abundant coastal natural attractions. It possesses an escarpment with spectacular views from the highland plateau to the coastal plains. It is also a country endowed with around 2,234 kilometers coastline that entertains a varied unique natural features including “three seasons in two hours, and a place with the lowest point on land: Denakil Depression. Read more

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