Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 32-39
Received: Feb. 15, 2019;
Accepted: Mar. 28, 2019;
Published: Apr. 13, 2019
Views 161 Downloads 32
Abraham Kidane Tesfaye, Department of Tourism Management, Debre Berhan University, Amhara Regionm, Ethiopia
North Shewa is one of the arenas of Ethiopian history and cultures. Nevertheless, its heritages are not only unknown to the large public but they benefit little to the local development and to the nation. This paper intends to identify the cultural and natural heritages for tourism development in Basso-Warana districts. The data are collected through reviewing written sources, interviewing the local people and personal observations of the researchers. The research has identified major sites namely the historical and cultural heritages of king Shale Selassie (1813-40) palace, the birth place of king Menilek II (1889-1913), and the Gobena cave and his residence at Alam Katama in Aman-Gult kabala (small administrative unit) Besides, there are traditional games that can be re-enacted for tourism development. The research reveals the main prospects and challenges of the sites for their development to tourist destinations. It recommends the short and long term tourist development plan particularly for the Angollala royal seat, Gobena cave and Alam Katama.
Abraham Kidane Tesfaye,
Prospects of Tourism Development on the Royal Domains of North Shewa, Journal of Investment and Management.
Vol. 8, No. 2,
2019, pp. 32-39.
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Mitchell, Jonathan and Coles, Christopher. (2009). Enhancing private sector and community Engagement in tourism services in Ethiopia. Overseas Development Institute. www.odi.org.uk
Aref, Fariborz, Gill, Sarjit S & Aref, Farshid. (2010) Tourism Development in Local Communities: As a Community Development Approach. Journal of American Science, 6 (2).
UNWTO (2014). Tourism Highlights. 2014 Edition. (www.unwto.org).
TIES (2005). TIES Global Ecotourism Fact Sheet. (www.ecotourism.org).
WTTC (2011). Travel and Tourism: Economic Impacts of Ethiopia. 2011 (www.wttc.org).
WTTC (2014). Economic Travel and Tourism: Impacts of Ethiopia. 2014 (www.wttc.org).
Chiranjeev, Avinash (2008). Ecotourism Planning and Development. New Delhi: Jnanada.
World Bank (2006). Ethiopia: Towards a Strategy for Pro-Poor Tourism Development. Report No. 38420 –ET.
Minister of Tourism and Culture (2009). Tourism Development Policy. Addis Ababa.
Chok, Stephanie and Macbeth, Jim (2007) Tourism as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation: A Critical Analysis of ‘Pro-Poor Tourism’ and Implications for Sustainability, CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM Vol. 10, Nos. 2&3, 2007.
Goeldner Charles R. and Ritchie, J. R. Brent (2009). Tourism: principles, practices, philosophies. (11th Ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
(ITC) International Trade Centre (2010). Inclusive Tourism: Linking the Handicraft Sector to Tourism Markets. Geneva: Doc. No. SC-10r-182. E.
Ross K. Dowling (2010). Geo-tourism’s Global Growth. Published online: Springer-Verlag.
Prakashan. Bočić, N., Lukić, A. &Opačić, V. (2006). Management Models and Development of Show Caves as Tourist Destinations in Croatia. Unpublished internal document, University of Zagreb.
Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism (2008). “Multimedia Catalogue of the Tourist Sites and Electronic Marketing of Destination Bulgaria” Unpublished internal Document (http://www.bgregio.eu).
Gebre Sellasie WäldäArgay (1959 E. C). Tarikä Zämänä Zädagmawi Menilek: Negusä Nägäst Zä-Ityopya, Addis Ababa. pp. 38 and 40.
Harris, W. C. (1844). The Highlands of Ethiopia Athiopia, London. Vol. II. pp. 149, 151 and 230.
D’Héricourt, Rochet (1841). Voyage sur la cote oriental de la Mer Rouge, dans le pays d’Adal et le royaume du Choa. Paris. P. 149.
Krapf, L. (1968). The Journal of Isenberg and Krapf, Travels, Researches and Missionary Labours during eighteen Year's residence in East Africa, London.
Combes, E. D. and Tamisier, M. (1838). Voyage en Abyssinie: Dans le pays des Galla, de Choa et d’Ifat, Paris, Louis Desessart. pp. 349-350.
Mohammed Hassan (1994). The Oromo of Ethiopia: A History 1570-1860 (Trenton: Red Sea Press. pp. 817-818.
“Ras Gobena (1821-1889)." WWW// http. ethiopians.com
Deresse Ayenachew (2016). “A historical overview of the Wärğəḥ Muslim community in the Christian highland of Šäwa.” Afriques [on line] Varia, Posted on November 03, 2016, http://afriques.revues.org/1944. P. 16.