Addis Ababa- (ENA) Ethiopia has been selected the winner of World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 and  receiver of the Favorite Cultural Destination Distinction for 2015 by the General Assembly of the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT).

According to the report issued on June 25, 2015, the reasons for awarding World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 Prize to Ethiopia were the excellent Ethiopiapreservation of humanity landmarks such as the ruins of the city of Aksum, the heart of ancient Ethiopia; Fasil Ghebbi, the residence of the Ethiopian emperors during the 16th and 17th century; Harar Jugol, 82 mosques, 102 shrines, and unique interior design in the townhouses; Lalibela, holy site encompassing eleven medieval stone carved churches from the 13th century; Konso Cultural Landscape (containing 55 kilometers of stonewalled terraces and fortified settlements); Lower Valley of the Awash where humanity made his first steps and where was found the Eva of all mankind—Lucy fossil’s; Lower Valley of the Omo also containing fragments pertaining to early humanity development and the fossils of Homo Gracilis. All these sites were recognized as being of world significance and registered as UNESCO World heritage monuments. Read More