ETHIOPIAN PRESS AGENCY: ADDIS ABABA IS NOMINATED ON THE LIST OF WORLD`S CAPITALS OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

ETHIOPIAN PRESS AGENCY: ADDIS ABABA IS NOMINATED ON THE LIST OF WORLD`S CAPITALS OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

ADDIS ABABA – The Global Tourism Institution: European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) has selected Addis Ababa as world’s capital of Culture and Tourism for 2019. In connection with the entitlement of the metropolis, Addis Ababa City Government Culture and Tourism Bureau has launched the 10th Urban centered culture festival yesterday under the theme “Culture for Nations Peace and Unity”.

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of the Global Tourism Institution-EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE announces his decision to crown ADDIS ABABA as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

 

 

 

State Minister of Culture and Tourism Bizunesh Meseret in her opening remark said that Ethiopia is a country endowed with different cultures and heritages and the society must discharge its responsibility in promoting our cultures.

 

Bizunesh added that in addition to promoting the culture the society must fight against alien culture and give awareness for the youth who are highly vulnerable to it.

 

Addis Ababa City Government Culture and Tourism Bureau Head, Assistant Professor Nebiyu Baye on the occasion noted that the decision of the global tourism institution European Council on Tourism and Trade to register Addis Ababa on the desired list of World’s Capital of Culture and Tourism comes in recognition of the ambitious plan by Head of Addis Ababa`s Government Takele Uma to place tourism at the fore front of the city development.

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, European Council on Tourism and Trade President receives a splendid Ethiopian art work from the Head of Addis Ababa Government Academician Takele Uma Benti.

Nebiyu added that, the existence of a vast array of historical and religious monuments among the reasons for crowning the city as a world cultural and touristic hub the European Council on Tourism and Trade enumerated.

By this recognition of Addis Ababa as World Capital of Culture and Tourism, the capital city of Ethiopia is added on the world`s list of cities leading humanity into development and using culture and tourism as fundamentals for a better life.

Addis Ababa is a world-class urban tourism destination, with tourism sites ranging from full heritage sites, including traditional palaces, churches, mosques and famous markets like Merkato and Shiromeda, to state of the art architecture and museums.

Assistant Professor Nebiyu further expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for the society which participates in producing traditional cloth, poetry and other activities which expresses the culture of Ethiopia in a well manner.

Addis Ababa as host destination of World Capital of Culture and Tourism program will feature its fair and inclusive tourism initiative in the conference program, promoting the importance of building inclusive tourism for all.

The global tourism institution ECTT remarked in the official statement that, Addis Ababa is blending its position in one of the most beautiful regions in the world, with the potential of culture and history patrimony, becoming a true world treasure and without a doubt, one of the most impressive areas of Africa.

 

CELEBRATIONS MARKING ADDIS ABABA ROLE AS WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

ADDIS ABABA-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

CEREMONIES FOR ADDIS ABABA-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY CONFERENCE FOR ADDIS ABABA

WORLD TOURISM DAY HOST ADDIS ABABA

NEW ACADEMY MEMBER PRESENTATION: H.E. PRESIDENT SAHLE WORK ZEWDE

NEW ACADEMY MEMBER PRESENTATION: ADDIS ABABA GOVERNMENT HEAD TAKLE BENTI UMA

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ACADÉMIE EUROPÉENNE DU TOURISME A ELU ADDIS ABEBA COMME LA CAPITALE MONDIALE DE LA CULTURE ET DU TOURISME

ACADÉMIE EUROPÉENNE DU TOURISME A ELU ADDIS ABEBA COMME LA CAPITALE MONDIALE DE LA CULTURE ET DU TOURISME

Avec 3.000 ans d’histoire et un patrimoine culturel unique, l’Ethiopie est un pays fascinant. Preuve en est les neuf sites classés au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. Un fait unique en Afrique. Visiter le site de l’organisation éthiopienne du tourisme.

 

L’Ethiopie abrite ainsi la ville antique d’Harar, considérée comme le quatrième plus important site de l’Islam, les églises médiévales de Lalibela et Gheralta, vestiges architecturaux millénaires, les magnifiques châteaux du XVIIe siècle de Gondar et les fossiles humains les plus anciens au monde.

 

Démocratie stable et pacifique depuis 1994, l’Ethiopie est un Etat fédéral dont les politiques économiques progressistes se reflètent dans un taux de croissance annuel d’environ 10%. Le style de vie éthiopien, avec son patrimoine musical et sa cuisine uniques associés à une ancienne culture du café et à une scène artisanale florissante, fait du pays un passage incontournable pour les visiteurs avides de culture. Ajoutez à cela les magnifiques montagnes Simien et Bale, les paysages volcaniques spectaculaires de la dépression de Danakil et une richesse de mammifères et d’oiseaux unique au monde, et il n’est pas étonnant que l’Ethiopie soit devenue la destination touristique émergente la plus attrayante et populaire d’Afrique.

Nature spectaculaire

 

Avec ses paysages spectaculaires, sa riche biodiversité et ses nombreuses zones protégées, l’Ethiopie est un paradis pour les amoureux de la nature, réputé pour son grand nombre d’espèces animales et végétales que l’on ne trouve nulle part ailleurs sur la planète. Bien que les lions, les éléphants, les girafes et d’autres animaux typiques de safari soient présents, le pays tire sa renommée de ses espèces uniques telles que le loup éthiopien (le chien le plus rare du monde), le Walia Ibex (la seule chèvre indigène d’Afrique) et le paisible babouin Gélada, également appelé singe-lion.

Avec ses forêts luxuriantes, ses mers intérieures et ses sommets montagneux, l’Ethiopie est une véritable terre de paysages à couper le souffle et propose une riche biodiversité. Souvent perçu comme un endroit sec et désertique en Occident, le pays possède une grande richesse de lacs, de rivières et d’habitats aquatiques, allant du lac Tana, source principale du Nil Bleu, aux magnifiques lacs de cratères autour de Bishoftu, à seulement 50 km d’Addis-Abeba. La pièce maîtresse de l’Ethiopie est son plateau central montagneux, le plus étendu et le plus fertile d’Afrique de l’est, qui couvre la moitié de sa surface et où vit la grande majorité de sa population.

 

Observation des oiseaux

Avec un total de 860 espèces enregistrées, l’Ethiopie est considérée par les experts comme l’une des principales destinations ornithologiques d’Afrique. La principale attraction du pays pour les amateurs d’oiseaux est la présence de 18 espèces endémiques. Ceux-ci incluent le spectaculaire Touraco de Ruspoli, le singulier Corbin de Stresemann et le mélodieux Parophasme de Galinier. L’Engoulevent du Nechisar, considéré comme l’oiseau le plus rare au monde, est unique à l’Ethiopie où il a été observé pour la première fois en 2009.

Meilleure destination.

 

La parc national du Mont Balé a récemment été répertorié comme l’un des cinq principaux sites d’observation des oiseaux par l’African Birding Club. Outre les espèces endémiques, les lacs de la vallée du Rift, au sud d’Addis-Abeba, sont réputés pour leur prolifération d’oiseaux aquatiques: des troupeaux de dizaines de milliers de flamants roses, des flottilles de pélicans et une profusion de canards, de tisserands et d’échassiers s’y pressent quotidiennement. Dans les hautes terres du nord de l’Ethiopie, le puissant vautour gypaète barbu est régulièrement observé volant au-dessus des montagnes Simien en affichant ses deux mètresd’envergure.

 

La meilleure période pour l’observation des oiseaux est de septembre à mars, lorsque les espèces locales sont rejointes par des oiseaux en cours de migration.

Cependant, étant donné que les espèces les plus recherchées aux niveaux national et régional résident dans le pays tout au long de l’année, il n’y a pas de mauvais moment pour les ornithologues en visite.

Visite des plantations de café

Les forêts qui entourent les hauts plateaux de l’ouest de l’Ethiopie sont la terre d’origine du café, qui y est encore abondamment cultivé aujourd’hui. Au cœur de ses forêts tropicales luxuriantes, l’arabica pousse également dans sa forme sauvage. De nombreux «Coffee Forest Tours» offrent aux visiteurs l’occasion de découvrir les forêts tropicales qui couvrent les hauts plateaux de l’ouest, le lieu de naissance du café.

Avec ses 7.600 km2, la réserve de Kafa est la plus grande et la plus accessible des trois réserves protégées par l’Unesco dans les hautes terres du pays. C’est aussi un important réservoir de la diversité génétique du café, car de nombreuses variétés de fèves poussent encore dans la région. Les forêts tropicales humides de l’ouest abritent également la production de nombreux autres produits forestiers durables, dont la cardamome forestière, le poivre des forêts et le miel.

Le nouveau musée international du café est actuellement en construction à Bonga, une agréable ville bordée de forêts, au cœur de la réserve de biosphère de Kafa. L’office de tourisme de Bonga offre aujourd’hui des visites guidées, de jour et de nuit, de plusieurs sites associés à la réserve de Kafa.

Ces visites incluent la découverte du «Pont de Dieu», une superbe formation rocheuse, et de «l’Arbre mère du café», plus vieille plante vivante de son type au monde. Les autres régions productrices de café importantes sont Harar, Jimma, Yirga Chafe et le bassin du Lac Tana. Les plantations de Bebeka et de Tepi, respectivement la première et la deuxième du pays, sont de bons endroits pour découvrir la production de café et pour parcourir les denses forêts de la région.

 

Le développement rapide du secteur touristique a permis à l’Ethiopie de décrocher, en 2015, le titre convoité de meilleure destination touristique du monde décerné par le Conseil européen du commerce et du tourisme.

 

Avec sa richesse culturelle et historique incomparable, sa nature à couper le souffle et sa faune unique, le pays a énormément à offrir à ses visiteurs. Qui seront sans nul doute de plus en plus nombreux à apprécier la sécurité qui règne dans le pays et l’hospitalité de ses habitants.

ECTT TO ENTRUST FDR ETHIOPIA`S LEADER SAHLE WORK ZEWDE WITH THE LETTER FOR WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT 

The Office of the President of the GLOBAL TOURISM INSTITUTION (European Council on Tourism and Trade) announced that H.E. President of F.D.R of Ethiopia Ambassador Sahle Work Zewde will receive the OFFICIAL LETTER FOR WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT on behalf of European Tourism Academy “in clear appreciation of your influential vision in carving culture and national heritage of Ethiopia as conducive instruments in building tourism and in ensuring development for your people recognition of the role and significance of tourism on world stage”.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade-ECTT (left) and President of Romania H.E. Professor Dr. Emil Constantinescu on the venue of ECTT Executive Board meeting.

 

 

 

The official letter penned by the Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade outlines the role of tourism in promoting  Ethiopia in the world, in building bridges of cooperation and friendship and highlighting the positive effects of the cooperation between the Presidency of Ethiopia, the local government of Addis Ababa and the Embassy of Ethiopia in Brussels, cooperation that allowed the nation to continue on the road for development via tourism growth and for poverty reduction strategy:

 

Your activities had created what we are celebrating today: ADDIS ABABA victory and selection as the WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

Ethiopia is an example of development activities, investment protection and facilitation, economic growth and wealth spreading to the nation and this is the creation of your life long experience and devotion to your people.

 

The world community statement of confidence in the bright future of Ethiopia nation and practical measures put in place, made your country succeeding in the WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition in recognition of your nation incredible wealth of traditions, natural treasures, history prowess and contribution to humanity legacy.

The world recognizes that Trade, Travel and Tourism are part of the international life and each and every one of our citizens became a world ambassador and a central actor on world stage.

 

 


EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY EVENTS PROGRAMME FOR ADDIS ABABA

ADDIS ABABA-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

CEREMONIES FOR ADDIS ABABA-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY CONFERENCE FOR ADDIS ABABA

WORLD TOURISM DAY HOST ADDIS ABABA


 

Nations that wish to attain their full potential and reach the picks of development, international recognition, economic growth and prosperous life for their citizens can’t remove themselves from the international tourism and trade arena.

Trade and Tourism are the key pillars for countries and billions of people, worldwide, in their efforts to achieve fully their live potential.

European Council on Tourism and Trade had become, and strides to remain, the driving force in the international promotion of culture, and patrimony and encapsulate tourism as the main vector in development and international cooperation.

 

The international recognition of Ethiopia`s President Sahle-Work Zewde comes in the wake of the global tourism institution –European Council on Tourism and Trade decision to recognize Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and the seat of African union as receiver of the WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM designation.

 

 

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You can read more about tourism and development on:

 

LETTER ADDRESSED TO WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM FOR CAMBODIA

LETTER ADDRESSED TO WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM FOR ETHIOPIA

GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM: ACADEMICIAN HUN SEN

PHNOM PENH-WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

BREAKING NEWS: ADDIS ABEBA IS ELECTED AS WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

BREAKING NEWS: ADDIS ABEBA IS ELECTED AS WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has publicly signed the official decision naming ADDIS ABABA as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM on January 19, 2019, in the presence of the diplomatic corps accredited to the global tourism institutions: European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy.

 

 

 

 

The event coincided with the conclusion of the First Academic and Mayors Forum for Culture and Tourism – ‘WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM: protecting heritage and promoting tourism’.,

 

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You can read more about tourism and development on:

 

LETTER ADDRESSED TO WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM FOR CAMBODIA

LETTER ADDRESSED TO WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM FOR ETHIOPIA

GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM: ACADEMICIAN HUN SEN

PHNOM PENH-WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

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Addis Ababa was announced as the new WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM as the city is preparing for a string of celebrations during 2019 and 2020 marking 550 years as a political center and 130 years since in 1889 the Emperor Menelik II announced the city as the capital of his Ethiopian empire.

 

The decision of the global tourism institution-European Council on Tourism and Trade to register Addis Ababa on the coveted list of WORLD`S CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM comes in recognition of the city administration lead by the new city mayor Mr. Takele Uma Benti ambitious plans to place tourism at the root of the city development and in appreciation of the cooperation that Presidency of F.D.R. of Ethiopia extended to the Addis Ababa City Government.

 

European Council on Tourism and Trade President Dr. Anton Caragea (center photo) surrounded by Acad. Ion Iliescu-President of Romania(left photo) and Acad. Emil Constantinescu (right) President of Romania (1996-2000) announces the election of Addis Ababa as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

 

 

 

Among the reasons for crowning the city as a world cultural and touristic hub the European Council on Tourism and Tradeenumerated the existence of a vast array of historically and religiously monuments like the former imperial palace hosting today the Ethnographic Museum, the Entoto enclose of Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taytu , the cathedrals of Saint George, Holy Trinity, Medhame Alem –the largest cathedral in Ethiopia and the second in Africa etc.

 

By this recognition of Addis Ababa as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM, the capital city of Ethiopia is added on the world`s list of cities leading humanity into development and using culture and tourism as fundamentals for a better life.

 

 

The global tourism institution ECTTremarked in the official statement that: Addis Ababa is blending his position, in one of the most beautiful regions in the world, with an extraordinary potential of culture and history patrimony, becoming a true world treasure and without a doubt, one of the most impressive areas of Africa.

Addis Ababa can capitalize on the city status as World Capital of Culture and Tourism creating special tourism offers and touristic routes in the city and his adjacent territory (like the Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana etc.) in order to retain a growing number of tourists in the city.

 

 

Addis-Ababa-Djibouti railway station built by French Architects and connecting today two WORLD`S CAPITALS OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

 

 

 

With Ethiopian Airlines growth and more than 10 million travelers expected to pass through Addis Ababa an important part of these tourists could be attracted to spend at least one or two nights in the city bringing a substantial revenue into the city.

The decision of European Council on Tourism and Trade marks the end of a negative period in Ethiopian tourism and restarts the process to promote Ethiopia as a safe, tourist-oriented and perfect destination for the culture and adventure loving tourists.

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More about WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT can be observed here:

PRESIDENT ISMAIL OMAR GUELLEH NAMED WORLD LEADER IN DEVELOPMENT

LETTER FOR WORLD LEADERS OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT 

PRIME MINISTER OF CAMBODIA NAMED WORLD LEADER FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

GLOBAL TOURISM INSTITUTION APPOINTS WORLD LEADERS FOR DEVELOPMENT

PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA RECEIVES THE LETTER FOR WORLD LEADERS

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In January 2019 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revamped the Ethiopian Tourism Organization and selected a new leadership of the organization and H.E. Academician SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE, President of F.D.R of Ethiopia expressed the nation full commitment to support tourism development and carving a safe destination for tourism and investment in the heart of Africa.

 

We must note that in 2015 Ethiopia was selected as World`s Best Tourist Destination by the European Council on Tourism and Trade leading to a historic surge in the numbers of tourists in the country and of tourism-related revenues.

Ethiopia has led African tourism in 2015 with a whopping 1 billion USD in revenues from tourism, well ahead of other regional tourism destinations.

 

CELEBRATIONS MARKING ADDIS ABABA ROLE AS WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

ADDIS ABABA-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

CEREMONIES FOR ADDIS ABABA-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY CONFERENCE FOR ADDIS ABABA

WORLD TOURISM DAY HOST ADDIS ABABA

 

NEW ACADEMY MEMBER PRESENTATION: H.E. PRESIDENT SAHLE WORK ZEWDE

NEW ACADEMY MEMBER PRESENTATION: ADDIS ABABA GOVERNMENT HEAD TAKLE BENTI UMA

 

 

TUDOR STEFAN-RELIGIOUS TOURISM EXPERT APPOINTED PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER

TUDOR STEFAN-RELIGIOUS TOURISM EXPERT APPOINTED PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER

The Global Tourism Institution-European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) announced the appointment of a new presidential adviser for religious tourism development.

The appointment of a religious tourism expert in the person of Mr. Tudor Stefan comes in recognition of the ever growing importance of faith based tourism and  aims to highlight the positive contributions of pilgrimages and spiritual routes to sustainable and responsible tourism, as well as the contribution of tourism to cultural understanding and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage related to ancient trails and sacred places.

On the appointment of the new presidential adviser, H.E. President of ECTT- global tourism institution, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea noted that ”Asia and Africa are the most vital centers for religious and faith based tourism that will capture the attention of billions of travelers in the next decade and will have to respond to the challenge of sustainable and cultural oriented tourism and the nomination of our new adviser in the person of the reputed academic Mr. Tudor Stefan comes in response of our increased global role in the world of culture and tourism”

 

Lalibela (Ethiopia-World`s Best Tourist Destination in 2015) is one of the most rapidly developing tourism centers.

 

 

Mr. Tudor Stefan was presented to the diplomatic corps accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade and in induction speech outlined that according to European Council on Tourism and Trade figures around 300 million tourists visit the world´s key religious sites every year, making spiritual tourism a significant part of both domestic and international tourism.

Angkor Wat (Cambodia-World`s Best Tourist Destination for 2016) had attracted 3,6 million tourists in 2018 alone.

 

 

The event has brought together diplomats from a diverse range of countries including Argentina, Australia, India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Paraguay, The Republic of Korea, Spain and Thailand, among others.

 

The participants agreed that Asia and Africa are encapsulating the most impressive development potential being capable in bringing more than 200 million tourists and billion in investments funds and cultural protection.

PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA DELEGATION OFFICIAL VISIT TO KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA

PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA DELEGATION OFFICIAL VISIT TO KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA

Cambodia has become the foremost center of tourism in Asia in the last span of time.

The country has topped all international rankings in areas of tourism growth, revenues, tourism satisfaction and has transformed itself in an area of encounters for world leaders in development and cooperation.

The latest global leaders to visit the Kingdom of Cambodia where the officials of global tourism institutions: European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) and European Tourism Academy lead by H.E. ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Academician Hun Sen, re-affirmed tourism´s role as the most important agenda item for the sustainable development of Cambodia´s economy as he received the leaders of global tourism institutions: European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy on evaluation visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

 

President of global tourism institutions: ECTT and European Tourism Academy, Academician Professor Dr. Anton Caragea received by H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia and Global Ambassador for Tourism and SDG`s.

“In spite of the worldwide economic crisis, Cambodia enjoys continuous tourism growth.

Tourism in Cambodia grew from zero to 5.2 million foreign visitors expected this year of 2018,” said Prime Minister Academician Hun Sen.

“Tourism development has been taken by the Cambodian government as a priority for the sustainable development of our cultural and natural heritage sites,” he added.

“Cambodia´s is fairing best in the world tourism development field growing from 3 million tourist in 2015 to a projected 6 million in 2019 and this is the globe`s most impressive tourism achievements.

Cambodia is a true success story that registered the impressive victories of being named WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and to have in Phnom Penh named as the first Asian city to become a WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM stated ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

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Main world tourism and culture awards ceremonies are listed here:

World Capital of Culture and Tourism

World`s Best Tourist Destination Award

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“With its wide variety of European Council on Tourism and Trade ECTT heritage sites, Cambodia continues and will continue to draw tourists from all over the world and we are very happy to see the country placing tourism as a priority in their development agenda.”

 


More about Global Ambassadors of Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals can be accessed here:

♦ THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR SDG 

♦ EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY

♦ EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE AND SDG

♦ TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

♦ CAMBODIA-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION

♦ GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM AND SDG


 

Cambodia´s tourism has experienced a significant growth over the years, from 460,000 visitors in 2000 to 4.2 million in 2016(when the nation was voted as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION), or an increase of 1000% over the 2000 benchmark.

International tourism generated US$ 3.8 billion in receipts in 2018.

 

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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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During his visit to Cambodia ECTT-European Council on Tourism and Trade President announced that ECTT and European Tourism Academy will organize the WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019 in Phnom Penh marking tourism opportunities in the Kingdom of Cambodia and highlighting Phnom Penh as the perfect destination for cultural, luxury and heritage tourism.

Landmarks of European Council on Tourism and Trade Presidential Delegation visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Battamang-the future center of tourism development stage in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The first leg of ECTT discovery trip. 

Banteay Meanchey: a treasure fountain of culture and heritage.   

The Wat Ek Phnom archaeological site 

Siem Reap Province. The Bakong Temple. A perfect stop-over for history aficionados.  

Kampong Thom Province. Sambor Prey Kuk -UNESCO heritage site. European Tourism Academy shortlisted for World Capital of Culture and Tourism status.

National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh-World Favorite Museum in 2017

Banteay Chhmar temple- a symbol of ever victorious spirit of Khmer People. 

Cambodia under Academician Hun SEN, the most extraordinary Prime Minister that the nation had ever had has become a model for development, an independent and people oriented country and a symbol for tourism and national resurgence-ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea.

PHNOM PENH AND DJIBOUTI CITY: THE WORLD`S MODELS FOR WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019

PHNOM PENH AND DJIBOUTI CITY: THE WORLD`S MODELS FOR WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019

On the occasion of the start of preparations for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019 the global tourism institutions: European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy had decided to select Djibouti City and Phnom Penh as models and hosts of World Tourism Day 2019 ceremonies in sign of recognition of these cities as centers of tourism development, repositories of priceless cultural artifacts and leaders in heritage protection.

The Autumn 2018 Meeting of 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 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