Ethiopian Tour Operators Association

Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is a professional association representing the legally registered tour operators in Ethiopia. Currently, ETOA is composed of more than 220 individual tour and travel agency companies that are actively engaged in providing tour and tour operation related services.

The ETOA was established in 2003 to make sure its members provide services with high level professionalism and ethics encouraging the highest standard in all aspect of tour operating.

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Why become a Member?

It is not a secret that many of our members are competitors. However, we all want to strengthen Ethiopia's tourism industry. Joining forces within the framework of ETOA allows our members to create an enabling environment for tourism and promote further growth and prosperity within the country. As ETOA member, you are provided with:

  • A place in members’ directory, which is available on-line and enables visitors to contact your company and request an offer
  • Representation and promotion of your professional, tax and social interests in relation to the tourism at the state, government and other levels
  • Training and education materials to improve skills of your personnel
  • Information about policy changes, new products, and tourist exhibitions
  • Access to new, international customer markets
  • ETOA quarterly newsletter
  • Access to ETOA booklet and Website
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Members’ Benefits

  • We provideperiodical capacity building trainings.
  • We protect members under the umbrella of the association to safeguard their interests.
  • We provideadvises on policy legislation to the government bodies concerningthe tourism and hospitality Industry.
  • We take part in International Trade Fairsto the good image of Ethiopia and its touristic attractions.
  • We provide a platform to members to establish network with local and international institutions with similar objectives.
  • online presence with a branded profile.
  • We engage in research activities.
  • Protect the safety and interest of tourists.
  • Enforce professional code of conducts.
  • Promote sustainable and community based Tourism.

Membership Category

You can dowload the registration form here and be adviced that your copy of trade licence is required for successful registration.

Ordinary Members

Licenced Tour and Travel agents, accreditation from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Associate Members

Recognizing the importance of international meetings and congresses to international association life, ETOA offers collaboration and partnership with industry entities in the format of an Associate Membership. The main focus of this collaboration is promoting the networking between association and industry bodies.

Honorary Members

An Honorary Member shall be a Individuals/Institutions who has made “distinctive contributions” to engineering, science, industry, research, public service, or other pursuits allied with and beneficial to the profession.

Student Members

This annual membership is available to any student enrolled in a tourism-related educational program in Ethiopia. Students do not receive voting privileges at ETOA, but do receive member discounts to events.

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Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA)

 Kazanchis Area (Bambis),Enat Building,
5th Floor, Office No. 508
Phone: (251) 115-508444/45
Mobile:(251) 930-100867
P.O.BOX: 8589  Addis Ababa , Ethiopia