ET to Manage ‘Dine for Ethiopia’ Lodges under Skylight Hotel Brand

Ethiopian Airlines Group on Thursday reached an agreement to manage and operate four eco lodges built under ‘Dine for Ethiopia’ initiative.

The agreement was concluded on the same day the Prime minister’s office handed over the projects to the Amhara, Oromia, and South West Regions.

The tourism destinations in Gorgora, Wonchi and Koysha, were developed after the initiative, spearheaded by PM Abiy Ahmed, raised 4.2 billion birr from the public.

“These projects rallied public support during the financing stage, generated numerous jobs during construction, and kickstarted extensive infrastructure development,” the PM Office said in a statement.

Halala Kella and Chebera Churchura Elephant Paw Lodges in the Southwest region and Wonchi Eco Lodge in Oromia have already been inaugurated.

Authorities expect the Gorgora project, situated on the north shore of Lake Tana in Amhara region, to be inaugurated soon.

Ahead of that, the PM Office transferred the projects to the Regions and conducted the agreement signing ceremony for the management and operation of the projects.

Ethiopian Airlines Group will manage and operate the lodges under its Skylight Hotel brand.

“Entrusting their operation and management to our national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, promises not only enhanced service but also an avenue for international tourism promotion,” reads the PM Office’s statement.

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