Spotlight on Ethiopia
The hospitality sector has been one of Ethiopia’s leading growth generators for the past several years. Equally significant to note is Ethiopia’s youth representing more than half of the country’s population however, 2012 unemployment figures for the youth scale to 25%.
In response to the issue, the Ethiopian Government has prioritised tourism development in its development strategy, to optimise the existing tourism resources as a driving force of economic growth for the whole country. Certain companies have taken a positive stance towards hiring youth for their quick learning ability and motivation.