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* Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopia has eyed at harnessing ecotourism development as an instrument in poverty reduction efforts, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.
* Speaking at the inauguration of a book entitled ’’ The Fundamentals of Community Based Ecotourism Development in Ethiopia’’ here on Friday, Minister, Amin Abdulkadir said the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) has considered tourism as a tool for development.
The Ministry is exerting an all-out-effort to develop the sector.
* Ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. It typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions.
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