Harar November 2/2013 Harari State has secured over nine million Birr revenue from tourists who visited tourist attraction sites during the first quarter of the current budget year, the State culture, tourism and heritages bureau said.
Tourism Director with the Bureau Yasmin Zekaria told ENA on Saturday that the stated sum was secured from over 17,150 foreign and local tourists who visited the sites.
Some 3,143 of the visitors are foreigners from Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
She said number of tourists visited the sites and the revenue secured during the reported period increased by 26 percent and 39 percent, respectively.
Harar Jugol, the fortified historic town in the eastern part of the country and the House of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud are among the sites visited by the tourists.
Harar Jugol, the fortified historic town in the eastern part of the country is among the nine sites inscribed as world heritages.