Foundation: Picking our name from the 13th month of the Ethiopian calendar, “Pagumen” Tour and Travel S.C is a newly established, share company with the highest capital investment (4 million USD) in the Ethiopian Tourism sector. Pagumen was founded by 38 charismatic, visionary and innovative entrepreneurs, who want to contribute for the transformation of Ethiopian tourism. Pagumen is register with the Ethiopian Investment Agency as Grade One Tour Operator. Our aim is to address the missing link in the conventional tour and travel operations in Ethiopia. We have more than 1200 shareholders spread all over the world. This is by far an opportunity for the company and for our customers carrying the Pagumen flag.
Who we are? Building on the Ethiopian Orthodox church values and principles, a custodian of most of the attractions in Ethiopia, Pagumen tour and travel Share Company is committed to provide world class services with qualified professionals accustomed to the destinations. We are promoting sustainable tourism that cares for the community in the destination; and their values, culture, heritages, and livelihoods. We highly value the satisfaction of our customers. In addition we try our best to bring alive the stories of the places we visit and let you experience local life first hand. For example when you visit the castle of Gondar, Camelot of Africa, on the way you will participate in the practice of the sacred chants of clergies in the traditional church schools of Ethiopian Orthodox church. These are based on St Yared’s teaching, a composer around 550; long before Shakespeare and Beethoven. Remember, you only access such an opportunity and added value when you tour through Pagumen.
Opening: The company was officially opened on “Pagumen 2009 GC”, the unique 13th Month of Ethiopia (which is September 7, 2017), in the presence of government officials, guest of honors and with a high tribute by Her Excellency Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.