We are very active in the Ethiopian travel community!
TravelLocal is a global web platform for discerning customers to find fantastic locally-owned travel companies around the world. They are based in Bristol, UK and have partners in 43 (and counting!) countries worldwide. All companies that appear on their site are carefully selected and TravelLocal bonds (protects) all payments made. TravelLocal’s site is the simplest, safest way to create and book your tailor-made holiday with real experts on the ground.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) serves 1000 members in 80 countries worldwide. Members predominantly include tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents and accommodations with a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. The ATTA delivers solutions and connections that propel members towards their business goals and the industry toward a responsible and profitable future.
Established in 1949 in Switzerland, WATA is a recognized leading network of Destination Management Companies for FITs, Groups & MICE services offering highly quality services in more than 60 destinations worldwide. WATA is a symbol of trust and professionalism. Abeba Tours is the Ethiopian member of WATA.
1 DMC Africa is an association of professional Destination Management Companies (DMCs) throughout Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands. Its members are based within and operate locally in their respective countries with a unique understanding of their destination to organise and manage successful events in their region. They provide professional, hands-on DMC services for group travel & tours, incentives & meetings, special interest groups, corporate events and conferences. Abeba Tours Ethiopia is the Ethiopian member of 1 DMC Africa.
Bradt Travel Guides is a publisher of travel guide books founded by Hilary Bradt. The first Bradt guidebook was published in 1974 by Hilary and her husband George on a river barge on a tributary of the Amazon River. It has since grown into a leading boutique publisher. The Bradt guide to Ethiopia is extensive and has been said to be Hilary’s personal favorite publication. We are proud to be included in the Bradt: Ethiopia guidebook.
Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. It was founded by Maureen and Tony Wheeler who embarked on an overland trip through Europe and Asia in 1972, resulting in their first publication, a 94-page stapled booklet entitled “Across Asia on the Cheap”. The company name is inspired by lyrics in “Space Captain”, a song by Matthew Moore and popularized by Joe Cocker and Leon Russell. Tony Wheeler heard “lonely planet”, whereas the actual lyrics are “lovely planet”. The company sold 120 million books as of 2011 and by early 2014 it had sold around 11 million units of its travel apps. We are proud to be recommended in the Lonely Planet: Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland guidebook.
Petit Futé (founded 1976) is a series of French travel guides broadly equivalent to the Lonely Planet series in English or the competing French ‘Guides du routard’ series. The series also publishes some works in English, such as Petit Futé Best of France. The term petit futé means “little wily one,” implying in this case for the wily and cost-conscious traveller, and the imprint’s logo is a (wily) fox. We are proudly recommended in the Petit Futé Ethiopie guidebook.
The Ethiopia Travelers Philanthropy Fund was started to give visitors the opportunity to give back to Ethiopia in a responsible way. The initiative was introduced by the USAID-funded Ethiopia Sustainable Tourism Alliance in conjunction with Sustainable Travel International. The program supports sustainable tourism development by connecting travelers to projects that improve the environment, boost local incomes, and enhance the destination for future visitors. The program was offficially launched in June 2012. We are happy to be one of a few select supporting tour operators bringing this experience to you.
Gondwana DMCs is a network of first class destination management companies and tour operators from around the world. Each representative is carefully selected based on their commitment to offering expert travel advice, creative itineraries and personalized service. We have been the Ethiopian representative for Gondwana DMCs since 2011.
The Ecotourism Association of Ethiopia is a pioneer in promoting sustainable tourism opportunities within Ethiopia. We have been a member since 2011.
We are proud members of the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association. We have been a member since 2009 under certificate number ETOA/070/09.