Challenges and opportunities of mayansti spring water and the surrounding sites for ecotourism development in Mekelle university, Ethiopia
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Tourism, grade: A, Mekelle University (College of Agriculture and Natural resource), course: Wildlife and Ecotourism Management, language: English, abstract: Ethiopia harbors multidirectional a tourist destination site potentials; among the potentials, historical battle field sites for important political activities and related archeological sites are found in different parts of the country, for instance the battle of Adwa is the prominent. The study was aimed at identifying the potential challenges and opportunities the site through site observation, interview and questionnaires with the analysis of tabulation and percentage for quantitative data and organizing the data during and after data collection in a way that can suit the study objectives for qualitative data analysis. Bear this in mind the site Mayansti and its surrounds are the historical sites which has old historical events. The two Italian forts and the stream water has more than a hundreds old history and the Endayesus Orthodox church in Mekelle University Campus founded before the 16th century. But less attention is given to these historical sites and local communities and university students have been challenged these sites for its potential of attraction tourists. Attention and conserving as well as activities related to Eco-tourism on the sites are recommended.
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