Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ethiopian Airways returns to Botswana skies, could lift tourism sector 

In a significant boon to the local tourism sector, Ethiopian Airways has unveiled plans to inaugurate a new passenger route to Maun, the esteemed tourism hub, commencing this June. The airline is set to conduct three weekly flights to Maun via Luanda, Angola, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Lily Rakorong, Chief Executive Officer of the Hospitality Association of Botswana (HATAB), has voiced elation at this development, citing its potential to rejuvenate the tourism industry post a challenging three-year period exacerbated by the pandemic. Rakorong expressed optimism about the newfound convenience for tourists to access Maun directly, facilitating exploration of coveted destinations such as the Okavango Delta.

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