Ethiopian Skylight Hotel has received certificate of Five-Star Rating from the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. Dr. Hirut Kassahun, Minister of Culture and Tourism, presented the Five-Star Rating certificate to Ethiopian Executives at a colorful ceremony held on, February 20, 2020 at Ethiopian Skylight Hotel.
The Minister of Culture Hirut Kassaw (PhD), conferred the five-star rating certificate to Kagnew Asfaw, vice president Ethiopian Holidays and Digital Sales at a ceremony held at Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. Hirut said that the ministry used to work with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in hotel star rating in Ethiopia. “We benefited by working with the UNWTO in building our local capacity. We trained our professionals in hotel classification and star rating. Now for the first time we did the star rating by our professionals,” Hirut said.
Hirut said that Ethiopia has a vast natural resource, ancient history and rich history that attracts tourists. “The problem we had was with our hospitality industry. We did not have adequate hotel that renders global standard services. That now has changed. We have modern hotels that caters global standard hotels,” she said.
The minister said that Ethiopian hotel owners are building their capacity and adopting international hotel service standards and working procedures. “I would like to commend investors engaged in the hospitality industry that are striving to offer global standard hotel services,” she said.
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