A personal introduction....
As of September 1, 2017, the organization of Yared Tour&Travel has been taken over by a team in the Netherlands and in Ethiopia. The team in Ethiopia develops the trips and organizes everything about your trip. You will be in touch with the team in the Netherlands for the trip.
The team in Ethiopia
Getinet Seyoum and Saskia Kloezeman are the organisers in Ethiopia. They are an enthusiastic Ethiopian-Dutch couple, who lives in Addis Ababa. For more than 15 years, Getinet has been active in tourism and is very involved in the development of Community Based Tourism. For years, he has been one of the best guides in Ethiopia, who travels with lots of fun and passion to let his country and the people discover. It was Getinet's dream to start its own business in Ethiopia, thereby expanding its work in the tourism sector, helping him to help more people in his country to work and income. Saskia has for almost 10 years her own company in social impacts, education and business development and helps Getinet business-friendly. Together they run the organization in Ethiopia, along with Ruta Mehar, who has been working for more than 5 years in Ethiopia for Yared Tour & Travel.
The team in the Netherlands
Caroline de Greeff and Gesuino Poddighe are the enthusiastic travel organizers in the Netherlands and also founder Saskia Hagos remains involved in the Dutch side. Caroline has been in Ethiopia since 2009 and lost her heart to the special country and people at first visit. Twenty years ago, she started organizing vacations for young people, later for an older audience, and in 2012 she started her own tour operator, including travel to Ethiopia. She is involved in the development of local tourism in the countries where they travel. With great passion, she sets the ideal trip for people who want to discover Ethiopia in any way.
Getinet & Saskia work together with Caroline de Greeff and her organization Fair2.travel for years. They share the passion to really experience the country and culture. For example, they would like to bring travelers to the most beautiful places where fewer tourists often come and experience local life. They continue to develop the Yared organization together, thus continuing the beautiful work and the special personal travels, started by Alay and Saskia Hagos.