The Autumn 2018 Meeting of European Tourism Academy and European Council on Tourism and Trade and the official celebrations for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2018 had taken place at the headquarters of global tourism institution.
The events had taken place under the leadership of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, European Council on Tourism and Trade President and a string of key decisions for tourism and culture future in 2019 had being taken.
The main issues debated by the world tourism and culture institutions where the selection of the 2019 host cities for World Tourism Day, and the announcement of official theme of the next year tourism celebration for European Tourism Academy and European Council on Tourism and Trade.
This theme will be instrumental also in the selection of new candidates for hosting world tourism awards ceremonies in 2019.
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Main world tourism and culture awards ceremonies slated for 2019:
World Capital of Culture and Tourism
World`s Best Tourist Destination Award
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Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia and Djibouti city, the capital of The Republic of Djibouti were selected as the official model cities for World Tourism Day celebrations and official hosts of global tourism events.
Both Djibouti and Phnom Penh where in previous years selected as World`s Capital of Culture and Tourism and globally recognized as centers of heritage, tourism and culture.
The city of Phnom Penh has also obtained WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status in 2016 and hosted the World Tourism Awards ceremonies the same year establishing himself as a powerful tourism and cultural center of Indochina.
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Phnom Penh-the new WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM. Read more:
♦ THE GUIDE AROUND PHNOM PENH
♦ PHNOM PENH: THE CITY OF WATERS!
♦ A VISIT TO PHNOM PENH! HIGHLIGHT OF A PERFECT CITY!
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Cambodia and Djibouti have won the honor to be global examples in the tourism and cultural world for 2019.
On the venue of the same event the WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019 theme was decided to be History and Tourism: A symbiotic relation!
The theme is destined not only to enliven tourism during 2019, but also to emphasize that tourism is inextricably linked with historical legacy.
History is the main attraction that is creating tourism demand and visitors expectation is linked with the existence of historical and cultural heritage.
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More information on Djibouti tourism potential and strategy can be extracted from these sources:
DJIBOUTI: WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
SIX ARGUMENTS THAT BODE WELL FOR DJIBOUTI`S TOURISM FUTURE
WHAT YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT DJIBOUTI
AFRICAN TOURISM ON THE RISE
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Tourism must also be organized in such a manner to not impede conservation efforts, to support raising awareness on historical monuments and to help to acquire the financial support necessary for historical preservation activities.
Tourism and history are inseparable, are growing from the same tree: the sapling of culture and civilization.
History is the root of tourism development and tourism must feed and nurture historical preservation as leaves are feeding the tree said Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-global tourism president.
The next year celebration for World Tourism Day will take place in 27 September 2019, placing under the spotlight the culture and civilization as an integral part of tourism growth and role in the sustainable development goals agenda.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade was established as the voice of global tourism and culture for European nationsand has gradually evolved since 2005 in the main driver of world tourism development.
It is focused on member countries’ politics and statal agenda in terms of tourism and trade and produces strategies, research and studies on tourism and cultural development implemented worldwide.
Its membership includes state actors, private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
WORLD TOURISM AWARDS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. WHO WILL BE THE NEXT BEST TOURIST DESTINATION? THIS IS THE WORLD QUESTION!
Academician Mircea Constantinescu: EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY Director announces the end of 2017 World Tourism Awards competition.
European Tourism Academy has just closed the candidature list for 2017 WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD competition.
As of June 1st, 2017 no more countries candidature will be accepted, announced Academician Mircea Constantinescu, European Academy Director.
The candidature files has already being perused and we are proud to announced that a number of 41 countries entered their candidature for the world most prestigious tourism award out of which 38 were considered complete, in line with the requirements and entered the final stage of the competition.
This year we will implement a new system of candidature files analysis that will see working groups, per continents, selecting the final winners for continental candidature and the selected one country per continent will be submitted for evaluation for European Council on Tourism and Trade General Assembly slated for July 29th, 2017.
Under the former election model all candidates where directed for world tourism leaders for final evaluation, resulting in a huge load of work and decision that required two days of debates and discussion, while under the new procedure the results can be determined in the first day, concluded outlining the improvements Academician Mircea Constantinescu.
I trust that 2017 will be the year for Africa, stated Academician Ionut Costea the responsible for the European Council on Tourism and Trade ECTT Africa team candidature evaluation.
Our team will try to evaluate and propose to world tourism institution of ECTT the best candidates destined to bring WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD to Africa.
Africa needs recognition, tourism credentials and support and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD is the best notoriety provider and tourism confidence building instrument in the world and the only way to insure African tourism in promoted on international stage remarked Academician Costea.
I hope that 2017 will be one more time the year of Asian tourism in the spot light declared academician Mircea Constantinescu.After the incredible success of Cambodia as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2016 that succeeded in garnering more than 1,6 million tourists supplementary in 2016/2017 and being officially the world leader in tourism growth in 2016 in absolute numbers and in volume, registering a world record.
The shining example of Kingdom of Cambodia and of Prime Minister Academician Samdech HUN SEN, who made tourism a tool for peace and development unmatched in the region, should be copied by the rest of Asian countries.
We hope that: the new WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION will be an Asian country and a new world example on international forum and we will try to put forward the best name and candidature file for European Council on Tourism and Trade General Assembly decision.
It`s Latin America time to shine in the world at European Council on Tourism and Trade awards for 2017, stated Academician-President Ion Iliescu.
It is Latin America hour for 2017, confidently declared Romanian President (1990-2004) Academician Ion Iliescu.
Our team will put forward the best tourist destination of Southern and Central America and as I personally visited and traveled in many countries of the region, I trust that it is time for Europe to support the region tourism development and to make the countries to grow from zero in tourism to hero status and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD is the perfect vehicle to achieve this, concluded former Romanian President.
On July 29th, 2017 the world tourism community will propose the name of the new victor of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD and the world example in tourism development.
Let us wish all the contenders success in the last leg of their journey towards WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status!
A new world leader in tourism will emerge out of 2017 WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION competition.
On May 11, 2017 on the occasion of the elections of Mr. MOON JAE-IN as President of Republic of Korea, H.E. President of European Council on Tourism and Trade Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has addressed the official congratulation message for the Korean President elect.
The message is an illustration of Europe desire to continue developing the relations with the Republic of Korea and support Korean tourism and trade growth and assertion in the world.
The presidential message reads in part:
On the occasion of your election as President of Republic of KOREA I have the honor of expressing my warmest congratulation and to wish you success and accomplishments on the hard task of rebuilding The Republic of KOREA, of insuring his unity and continuous development.
On this moment of hope and trust in future for KOREA, I have the pleasure of expressing our full confidence in Your Excellency exertions will insure that KOREA will continue to be a beacon of hope, democracy and economic prosperity in Pacific area providing a friend and an ally for Europe in this important world region.
Europe will continue to support your country development and will continue to see the Republic of KOREA as a center for equilibrium and peace in the region.
The high level message hives an unmistakable signal of continuity in the bilateral relations between Europe and Korea and on the desire to foster these relations unto the future.
ASAMBLEA PARLAMENTARIA POR LOS OBJECTIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE (ODS) CUMPLE EL PAPEL DE CONSEJO EUROPEO DE TURISMO Y COMERCIO (CETC) POR DESARROLLO DE TURISMO
10 Dicembrie 2016- CONSEJO EUROPEO DE TURISMO Y COMERCIO (CETC) apoyo la election de año 2017 como el Año Internacional por El Desarrollo del Turismo Sostenible.
Esta decision esta tomada en continuacion y apoyo por la decision de las Naciones Unidas quen an ha aprobado la designación del año 2017 como el Año Internacional del Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo.
El Año Internacional por El Desarrollo del Turismo Sostenible reconoce «la importancia del turismo internacional y, en particular, de la designación de un año internacional del turismo sostenible para el desarrollo, para promover una mejor comprensión entre los pueblos en todas partes, conducir a que se tome una mayor conciencia de la riqueza del patrimonio de las diversas civilizaciones y llevar a una mejor apreciación de los valores inherentes de las diversas culturas, contribuyendo así al fortalecimiento de la paz en el mundo».
El Presidente de CETC, Profesor Dr.Anton Caragea in su discurso en la ceremonia oficial que proclama 2017 come Año Internacional por El Desarrollo del Turismo Sostenible que « Turismo es ahora uno de los mas importante medios para enfrontar la crisas economica, para apoyar el desarollo economico mundial. Sobre la bandera de Consejo Europeo de Turismo y Comercio come el centro mundial de turismo y desarrolo internacional estoy seguro de que 2017 va estar el año aumentar la concienciación del sector del turismo a los tres pilares de la sostenibilidad (económico, cultural y protection del medio ambiente », afirmó en su Orden Executivo, el Presidente de Consejo Europeo de Turismo y Comercio(CETC), Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea.
«El CETC, como organismo principal mundial, va estar apoyado para Academia Europea de Turismo, come institucion academica mondial y tambien importante de Asamblea Parlamentaria por los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) a cargo de esta iniciativa.
La Asamblea Parlamentaria por los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) contará en su acciones con la colaboración de los parlamientos y gobiernos y otras organizaciones internacionales y regionales y todos los demás interesados relevantes».
La decisión de CONSEJO EUROPEO DE TURISMO Y COMERCIO (CETC) se suma al reconocimiento por parte de los líderes mundiales de la proclamas de Desarrollo Sostenible (Río+20) de que «el turismo bien concebido y bien gestionado» puede contribuir a las tres dimensiones del desarrollo sostenible, crear empleo y generar oportunidades comerciales.
La decisión de CONSEJO EUROPEO DE TURISMO Y COMERCIO (CETC) de desaroyar una gama de acciones por 2017 como el Año de Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo llega en apoyo de la nueva Agenda 2030 y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), aprobados por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas.
Asamblea Parlamentaria por los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) session inaugural.
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