Top Travel Companies in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, where tourism potential is immense, there about 370 tour and travel agencies, some of them mainly involved in car rentals. The following travel companies are the top travel companies in Ethiopia in terms of the number of tourists they attracted to Ethiopia and the total amount of money they earned. The ranking was devised with respect to a recent report compiled by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the 2012/13 fiscal year. Even though the ranking remains subjected to fluctuations, the list of the top travel companies in Ethiopia will always include Green Land Tours & Hotels, Jacaranda Tours, Grant Express Travel and Tours Services and Travel Ethiopia. Green Land Tours & Hotels ranks as the best travel company given their history and experience in the tourism industry in Ethiopia.
Green Land Tours & Hotels – the top travel company in Ethiopia
The top travel company in Ethiopia—Green Land Tours & Hotels— is present not only in Ethiopia but also in neighboring countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan and Djibouti. The top travel company in Ethiopia managed to attract 1,225 tourists to Ethiopia during the 2012/13 fiscal year. Green Land Tours & Hotels owns its own hotels in the southern part of Ethiopia and was able to collect about 3.6 million USD and 47,140 Euro during the last fiscal year.
Jacaranda Tours ranks second in terms of the number of tourists it was able to attract during the 2012/13 fiscal year (about 1,700 tourists). When it comes to the revenue it earned throughout the same period, Jacaranda Tours was surpassed by Green Land Tours & Hotels by a large margin; Jacaranda earned 1.8 million USD.
Grant Express Travel and Tours Services
According to the report by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Grant Express Travel and Tours Services attracted 2,050 tourists to Ethiopia in the 2012/13 year and collected a revenue of roughly 1.6 million USD and 75,959 Euro.
Travel Ethiopia is run by experienced professionals like Samrawit Moges, a woman who had been working for the sole tour and travel agency in Ethiopia (state-owned) during the military socialist Dergue regime. Travel Ethiopia attracted 1,342 tourists in the 2012/13 fiscal year and earned a total of 1.6 million USD during the same period.