Holy Trinity Cathedral of Addis Ababa: Its Museum, Heritages, Attractions and Tourism Product Development Challenges

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Addis Ababa University


The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church is ancient and it has the role of the history of our country, as well as it is a significant contributor to the tourism sector. In addition the church was working with kingship (Emperors and priesthood (house of clergies such as local church up to patriarch’s office) by relationship each other. However, the studies were rarely conducted to assess the role of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, specifically the holy cathedral, in the development of our country's tourism sector. This study aims to investigate the Holy Trinity Cathedral’s role in the development of Addis Ababa tourism. The study follows the mixed research method. The data were randomly collected from the visitors by selfadministrated questionnaires in the church's compound. The data were analyzed through descriptive quantitative using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and analyzed. The finding indicated the assessment of Holy Trinity Cathedral of Addis Ababa: its Museum, tourist’s heritages, and attractions and tourism product development and challenges are the necessary of developing tourism products, tourism heritage conservation, and tourism promotion activities. Based on the findings, various recommendations (to government, NOG, Diocese office of Addis Ababa and local community) were provided for concerned stakeholders to enhance the church's role in tourism development and minimize the discovered challenges