AMG TOURS AND CAR RENTAL
AMGT is a private, wholly Ethiopian owned company, which is committed to developing forms of tourism which bring real benefits to both visitors and hosts.AMGT consults regularly with Federal and regional governments, local councils, indigenous development associations and institutions like the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
AMGT firmly believes that tourism development should be in line with national and regional development plans and priorities and that scarce resource should not be diverted to create a parallel infrastructure solely for the use of visitors. In our operations, we look to see how we can achieve “leakage” – how receipts from tourism can generate income and create jobs locally, and have initiated discussions with local indigenous development associations to assess how this can be done.
AMGT is conscious of the damaging environmental impact unplanned tourism development can have. In our trekking and camping tours, we carry our own fuel, and in developing off road and permanent camp sites, will use environmentally friendly means of power generation. AMG is a corporate member of the Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Tourism, the Ethiopian Wildlife and Heritage Society and the Ethiopian Heritage Trust, and regularly raises issues or environmental concern with national authorities and regional bureau. Through its membership to ETOA, AMGT is calling for regular Environmental Impact Assessments in sites of tourist interest.
AMGT wants to break down the barriers between visitors and hosts, liberating visitors from the “quarantine” they often find themselves in, and promote real meetings and interaction between visitors and host communities. AMGT is interested in linking professional associations and organizations in other countries with their Ethiopian counterparts. AMGT wants to encourage the development of domestic tourism and is working to develop affordable holidays, camp sites and school exchanges between different regions of Ethiopia.
Mr. Araya Meles the Owner of AMG Tours and Travel Company
Was born in 1981G.C in the countryside of Adwa at 1000km distance from the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Tigray region near the border with Eritrea. before he got to school he spent his childhood in agricultural field helping his family before and after school by farming, cultivating, harvesting crops, collecting Firewood, treatment herds, animal feeding, plowing, sowing seed, weeding and.
He attended elementary and junior high schools and completed his high school at Queen saba. And he graduate in Bachelors of Degree in foreign language with great distinction. Before moving to the tourism industry he was working as lecturer in universities and colleges for about 4years. Mr. Araya was working in tour and travel companies in different positions, before he owns AMG tour and Travel Company.
Mr. Araya Meles is tremendously knowledgeable about the natural, cultural, history, tribal, attraction of Ethiopia as a specially and the horn of Africa as general. He is also so kind, honest, committed, and professional. He spending his precious time at field and office with both international and local travelers to get more knowledge from experienced people and share his knowledge.