Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism said that it has finalized preparations to celebrate the 27th World Tourism Day in Afar Regional State from September 22 to 30, 2014.
State Minister of Culture and Tourism, Tadelech Dalacho told journalists on Thursday that the aim of the celebration is to create awareness on the values tourism contributes to economic, social, cultural, political and environmental preservation.
The ministry will celebrate the day under the theme “Tourism and Community Development’’.
The State Minister said symposium will be held and documentary films presented, among others, during the celebration.
Over 150 members of parliament, regional state presidents and higher officials are expected to take part in the national celebration.