Tigray obtains over 250 mil birr from tourism

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The Tigray Regional State Culture and Tourism Agency said it has earned 250.4 million birr from tourists who visited the region’s tourist sites in the first half of this Ethiopian budget year.
The Senior Officer of the agency of Public Relations Meseret Haileselassie told WIC today that the revenue was secured from 150, 778 foreign and domestic tourists who visited museums, historical, religious and other sites in the region.
Some 132, 730 of the tourists are domestic, while the remaining tourists are foreigners who came from Europe, Asia, Africa and the rest of the world, he said.
According to Meseret, the number of tourists who visited the region in the reported period increased by 6,000 from  the same period in the previous year.
The sector has created jobs for 10,600 people, it was learnt.
(Source: waltainfo.com)