Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
utopia a one stop reservation website
Explain your idea in details:
the main objective of the idea is to work for the sustainability of the tourism industry in Ethiopia by 1-Engaging in different activities like promoting remote but tourist attractive areas to increase the flow of visitors. 2-Creating awareness about the environment on the society and training the youthes how to conserve and develop their environment. 3- Participating in the development of infrastructure through innovative approaches with different stakeholders of the tourism industry both governmental or private organizations. 4- Work as a central tourism hub for the need of information.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
after the implementation of the idea, we expect that there will be a smoother movement of information about the country. As the company is local it can be considered as an alternative and credible tourism information source. we expect augmentation of tourist flow that will create more jobs for the local population including tour operators and car rental service providers. Investors will also be incentivized to build hotels in the tourist destinations that again creates job opportunities in construction and after construction.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
our business model is based on designing and implementing an integrative website for our collaborators like hotels tour operators and car rental service providers and we will finance Utopia by collecting a minimum percentage of service charge when they get a reservation through our website.
my name is Henok Wondimu. I am from Ethiopia. I was born in Addis Ababa in the 8th June 1984. I have a bachelors degree in marketing and sales management from Adama university Ethiopia and masters in business administration from Karlstad University Sweden. I believe that my country Ethiopia has a great potential in the tourism industry yet that potential is untapped into its best because of lack of promotion about its tourist destination and low integration through the internet between the service providers and tourists. Our website UTOPIA aim to fill this gap through innovative idea to integrate all the service providers in the country and plan to expose them through the internet in a very clear and attractive way.