Journal of
Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Abbreviation: J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6575
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHMT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 72

Full Length Research Paper

Assessing protected areas for ecotourism development: The case of Maze National Park, Ethiopia

Henok Bekele
  • Henok Bekele
  • Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Endalkachew Teshome
  • Endalkachew Teshome
  • University of Gondar, Ethiopia
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Mulugeta Asteray
  • Mulugeta Asteray
  • University of Gondar, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 15 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 18 January 2016
  •  Published: 30 March 2017


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