“We need to change the view that we should eat tourism to promote tourism,” Ato Tsegaye Tesfaye, Kenneth Hotel (Adama) owner.
Tsegaye Tesfaye pursued his education in Addis Ababa and lived in different countries in his youth. Especially in Canada, with his long-standing experience and experience, he returned home to Rimson Valley Hotel in Adama Town in 1997. You went to work. Despite their many challenges, they say that they are passionate about hotel and tourism. Kaleyesus Bekele, Ato Tsegaye, talks about the challenges and successes of their investment projects, challenges to the hotel and tourism industry.
Excerpts: What do you tell us about your birth and growth?
Ato Tsegaye: I was born in the Sodo woreda of the special name Cora. I attended the first grade school at the elementary school in Addis Ababa. Then I went to different schools to go to high school. After that, I completed the former Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce College.
How did you get into the business world?
Mr. Tsegaye-I was involved in a co-operation knowledge and work program, and I was assigned to the Adama City Campaign, which I now live in. One of the reasons I worked for this hotel was that at that time I was coming up with a concert campaign and loving the city and having a lot of friends. I can say that I have been a teenager for adolescence. We could hardly grasp the political turmoil that came after school after the campaign went on. A conflict between the public agency and the EPA was not possible in isolation at school. As a result, I had to drop out of school. At that time, I had to overcome myself, and I went to a taxi. After spending a year and a half on taxi work, I stopped by and started distributing meat to the hotels. I was offering meat such as Ibis Shebel, Ethiopian Hotel, Hilton, and other hotels in Addis. It was a good job, but we always lived in it. After that, the government became reluctant to work in government jobs and decided that meat and vegetable businesses had to be exported to the state grocery store.
So why did you go abroad?
Mr. Tsegaye: This may be one of several reasons. But what I decided to go abroad was the anxiety of the day. At that time young, safe and secure was a great test. Taxi was evidently the job of a surviving taxi driver during the time of the Red Terror. I have decided to go out because of the general loss of security in the disaster.
How was persecution? Where did they go?
Tsegaye-persecution is very difficult. The most difficult thing you know, you lose the person you are building. Your identity will be lost. When you place a new place, a new way of life, a new culture, everything is new and you will be gone. Even if your country is delighted, your material needs are always there. I first went to Saudi Arabia. I walked. My mind was going to the United States. After I had received a passport, I was told that Ethiopian citizens who were not legally licensed by the United States were being deported. As a result, I left for America and went to the jungle. After six months of Dad, I headed for Italy. It was not easy. Italy After a year and a half years of persecution, I moved to Canada.
How was life in Canada?
Aunt Tsegaye: At first, I was unhappy. I lived in West Vancouver, Canada. It is far from the Ethiopian. I was disturbed that my country could not come back. Although I was disappointed in Italy, I was close to Ethiopia and found Ethiopians. I have been living in Vancouver for a month. There were a few Ethiopians in Vancouver, and after that I realized I was the 58th Ethiopian to Vancouver.
How was life in Vancouver? Are you in the taxi business?
Mr. Tsegaye: I was getting better. I have done other works before the taxi. Addis Ababa hosted a hotel job because I was offering meat to the hotel. I tried to work in a reception room, I did not succeed. There was also a problem with language ability. I thought I could speak English later, and realized that I did not have enough skills to do it. Since I was doing the works of the flesh, I applied for a custody in a manger, and I tried to go to a homemade lodging without success. I finally got into a taxi. I was in college. Working with both my work was tough and I had to choose one. Thinking Well In all my age, I decided to work as a taxi driver and save money. The taxi’s business got me involved.
How many times are you living?
Tsegaye: The whole 15 years I have been living abroad.
How do you decide to go back home?
Tsegaye: The things that troubled me since I left Ethiopia were unable to return to my home country. When we leave, we are determined to be like young men like me. The failure to return was always bothering me. Just six months after the Derg fell, Hop International, with whom I was a Canadian business agency, asked him to help me get out of the country. I worried that if I went away, I would be crazy. Hop International received my request and sent me a visa. I came to Ethiopia for three months, and I liked the country very much. If you have a great country, you will have something to eat that will satisfy your physical needs. I was thrilled to see my family and friends.
When I got back to Canada, the Derg government collapsed. I returned and returned with a volunteer service at Hop International International. As a hotel I’ve booked, this has allowed me to look at the hotel industry closely. Hotel service From the time I knew it, I found it very down.