Lake Wonchi chosen as the best tourist village of 2021

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At the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, which is being held in Madrid, Spain, Lake Wonchi was chosen as the best tourist village of 2021.
Lake Wonchi, located at southwest of Shoa, Oromia State, has been selected as the first of 170 tourist villages.
According to the Minister of Tourism, Ambassador Nasise Chali, Lake Wonchi, with its rich natural resources, has been selected as one of the best tourist villages in the world.
“Congratulations on the selection of Lake Wonchi as the best tourist village,” she said. She thanked the locals and other stakeholders for taking care of the natural resources of the area.
She noted that such international recognition of natural resources motivates others to do more. She said tourism is one of the government’s top priorities and community-based sustainable tourism development activities will be carried out in the sector.
An Ethiopian delegation led by State Minister of Tourism Selamwit Dawit is attending the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization.