European Tourism Academy had become, starting from November 2015, a member of UN Academic Impact initiative, a global network of universities that support UN values and goals.
European Tourism Academy received this honor in recognition of the decade long exertions on promoting the eleven principles of development: the basic principles carved out by the United Nations Charter, human rights lime freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech, offering educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity; the freedom to pursuit the higher education;
commitment to building capacity in the higher education systems across the world;
encouraging global citizenship through education, advancing peace and conflict resolution through education, addressing issues of poverty through education, promoting sustainability through education, promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.
What is the European Tourism Academy?
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With the support of European Council on Tourism and Trade and his President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea our academic institution envisions to become the excellence center of tourism research for the world tourism and travel industry.
Academician Mircea Constantinescu PhD, Dr. Phil.
The European Tourism Academy is charged with proposing an European tourism strategy up to 2020, based on the momentum initiated by the European Conference on Tourism held under the high patronage of President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade brings together professionals, locally elected officials and representatives of the European countries.
Professor Dr.Anton Caragea , Ambassador of World Protected Areas and Natural , is President of the Council.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade President is to chair a monthly plenary meeting on one of the six chosen areas of action:
gastronomy and wine; ;
destinations and brand names ;
digital technology ;
hotel industry, business and shopping tourism; ;
reception, the media and communication ;
The European Tourism Academy has planned to submit annual reports to the European Council on Tourism and Trade President.
European Tourism Academy in its diversity, the quality of its members, frequency of its meetings and nature of its mission reflect the importance the European Council on Tourism and Trade attaches to tourism.
The tourism sector is of strategic importance to our society and economy, accounting for over twenty million jobs and 7% of GDP, and one for which Europe wants to take action to strengthen its leading global position
Goals of the European Tourism Academy
The purpose of the European Council on Tourism and Trade is to draw up a programme of actions to make Europe the center of world tourism.
The goal is to make tourism an even more powerful lever for growth, jobs and territorial development.
Tourism is an opportunity for world’s top tourist destination.
Tourism: an inter-national priority
Europe’s attractiveness needs to be maintained. This is a major stake, which is why the European President has decided to make tourism an international priority.
The goal is to strengthen European position as the leading global tourist destination and, as called for by the President, “produce the leading tourism revenue out of all European countries." This goal needs new mobilization from our organization.
Tourism is an area that rallies all countries.
It is a real opportunity for all countries. Tourists spend locally and their presence increases consumption in shops and footfall in cultural establishments.
Moreover, investments made to develop public transport and infrastructure primarily benefit our all citizens.
Interational mobilization to spur on tourism and strengthen Europe’s attractiveness-the main goal of The European Tourism Academy.
The nine themes addressed by working groups:
The creation of five Centres of Tourist Excellence, announced during the European Tourism Academy Conference in June 2014, is a response to the need to renew and adapt world’s tourism to the changing expectations of visitors, in promising areas where Europe doesn’t necessarily come to mind:
The themes of the five Centres of Excellence:
Increasing their visibility by coordinating and bringing together the European offer will help renew the world’s footfall and attract tomorrow’s tourists.