Ethiopian Airlines Journeys Names
Manute Bol As Official Spokesperson

East Africa specialist Ethiopian Airlines
Journeys introduces two new vacation packages

Washington, D.C. –  October 21, 2008 — Manute Bol, former NBA star, has been named the official spokesperson for Ethiopian Airlines Journeys, the premier tour operator for Ethiopia and East Africa.  

Born and raised in Sudan, Manute Bol brings a friendly, recognizable face, as well as a wealth of knowledge and love of Africa, to Ethiopian Airlines Journeys. Previously, Bol spent ten years in the NBA, playing with the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Miami Heat. He was not only one of the tallest players to ever play in the NBA, but he was also one of the most imposing defensive players. Bol has also been very active in charitable causes supporting his nation of Sudan. He established the Ring True Foundation in order to continue fundraising for Sudan and has been involved in promotional activities to raise awareness and funds for his foundation.  
“We are most pleased to begin this partnership with Mr. Manute Bol and we look forward to the future,” said Gobena Mikael, director of North and South America, Ethiopian Airlines. “Mr. Bol’s record as a professional basketball player speaks for itself, and his tireless work since then with the Ring True Foundation has been an honorable and worthwhile contribution to the region.”
Mr. Bol’s promotional activity with Ethiopian Airlines Journeys will include participating in print and online advertisements, appearances at trade shows and special events, and a launch of a new Ethiopian Airlines Journeys itinerary featuring Manute.  
“I could not be more enthusiastic about the opportunity to promote travel to my original homeland in East Africa,” said Manute Bol. “There is so much to see and do, and I am excited to tell Americans about these things. And by raising awareness of travel opportunities to East Africa, I believe this will be a benefit to the region.”
Ethiopian Airlines Journeys promises to bring together the most awe-inspiring experiences of East Africa, packaged in tours that combine the excitement of an African safari with the immense history that only the cradle of humanity can provide.  It is simply the easiest way to tour Africa’s treasures.
All Ethiopian Airlines journeys vacations feature unparalleled air service from Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s premier airline for more than 60 years and serving more destinations throughout Africa than any other airline.
For more information on Ethiopian Airlines Journeys and packages, call toll free 1-866-599-3797 or visit

About Ethiopian Airlines Journeys

The finest vacation experiences in Ethiopia and East Africa begin with Ethiopian Airlines Journeys. Ethiopian Airlines Journeys is a single-source solution to plan and realize a truly authentic vacation in one of the most exciting and historical regions of Africa. The company provides the very best service, from friendly expert guides to comfortable accommodations to delightful meals to the most fascinating African experiences. This is all provided with total customization, built around each traveler’s preferences and interests. Call toll-free 1-866-599-3797 or visit www.seeyouinethiopia.com  for more information.

About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is one of the largest airlines in Africa serving 50 destinations around the globe.  As the winner of the 2007 African Business of the Year and Best African Airline Award for 2006, its service and quality are unparalleled among African airlines.  Featuring five flights weekly from Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, the airline offers both morning and evening departures, with the morning departure allowing seamless connections to 29 African destinations.  The airline’s web site provides excellent information on additional flights, services and special web fares. For more information about Ethiopian Airlines, visit www.ethiopianairlines.com <http://www.ethiopianairlines.com> .  

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