Building on a successful cooperation on last year’s Europe Day, the European Tourism Academy supported the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT) to organize the Europe Day on Tuesday , 9 May 2017.
The reception was attended by over 1000 people from including prominent guests such as government representatives, diplomatic corps in Bucharest, business leaders, academia, and the media. On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Council President had welcomed the visitors to the event with a powerful speech:
Honourable Members of Parliament,
Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Colleagues, fellow Europeans and friends of Europe,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Namaste, Salam Alaykum, Good evening, Bonsoir, and a very warm welcome to you all to the 2017 Europe Day celebrations.
First, I would like to express my gratitude to Academicians Mircea Constantinescu and Ionut Costea, Directors of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY, for kindly agreeing to make available this splendid hall for today’s gathering.
We thought that this year it would be great to bring Europe closer to academicians and professionals and leaders of all walks of life, and to hold our celebrations in this excellent establishment.
Thank you very much to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen.
Today, 9 May, is Europe Day.
On this day in 1950 Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, called on the nations of Europe to unite and make war on our continent unthinkable.
His message of peace and unity is as relevant as ever.
The dreams of our founding fathers have become a reality, and Europeans live together in peace and prosperity, bound together by principles of democracy and human rights.
Yet, as anyone who follows international news knows, the European Union faces considerable challenges, and I do not want to gloss over these.
But despite all our difficulties the Europe represents the most successful process of regional integration, and remains the richest continent in the world.
In no other place is there so much freedom – freedom to speak our mind, freedom to move, freedom to pray and not to pray, freedom to love, freedom to vote and freedom to choose our own destiny.
Everywhere in the world Europe is a major trading partner, a major investor and we are proudly launching here BEST OF EUROPE/BEST OF WORLD program.
Climate change is another example of Europe prowess and a dear subject to myself as Ambassador for World Protected Areas .
On 22 April 2016, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement in New York. Fifteen countries deposited their instruments of ratification on the same day sending a signal to the international community on the paramount importance of the implementation of the Agreement.
Our Ambassador office is committed to continue to work closely with all the nations on climate change, not only alongside it in international negotiations, but also as a key partner – providing support for mitigation and adjusting, and on the implementation of the Paris Agreement – the next big challenge.
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
I want to welcome you this evening not only to the Europe Day Reception, but also to our exhibition showcasing our engagement in tourism, trade and development across the world.
WithWORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATIONand WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM programs we succeeded in the last ten years to bring over 6 billion euro investments in tourism, development and growth sector in Africa and Asia and we created more than 100.000 jobs in tertiary sectors of all the countries that have being supported by EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE and EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY programs.
I would like to thank all our development implementing partners for their contributions to the exhibition and for their efforts.
I hope that everyone will take time to discover the breadth and depth of the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE co-operation with developing world.
I would like to express my gratitude in particular to key partners of ours in this day, as DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIEwho offered you not only wonderful gifts but provided you with a symbol of what Europe stand`s for culture like Salvador Dali works and the joy of living embodied by wonderful perfumes and also a word of gratitude to our European Diplomatic Wine`s partners like HOUSE OF PANCIU who unveiled for you the best European sparkling wines and HOUSE OF WINES COTNARI who had offered you the gift of incredible European wines.
A word of gratitude to the 23 masters of pastry and cakes, who created the incredible cakes that we will taste tonight.
I will no longer stay between you and the incredible cake awaiting us!
For 18000 years, wine grapes have been cultivated in Europe this is how European council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea started the ceremonies for Wine Tourism Day.
Europe is marked down by historians and archaeologists alike together with the Middle East in the greater the Mediterranean region under the sobriquet of “Cradle of Wine”,
From immemorial times wine tourism has being recognized as a center of tourism and tourist attractions.
The first recollection of wine as a driving force for tourism comes from Roman Republic and later Roman Empire when roman citizens where regularly heading towards Campagna province and Naples to taste the wine and discover the regions.
In today world wine is recognized as an essential segment of the tourism industry.
Authorities and companies from wine regions and tourism destinations have realized that the benefits of wine tourism extend well beyond the cellar door to all areas of the regional economy.
In a new concept carved-out by European Council on Tourism and Trade we blended history, wine, food, tourism and the arts in order to create the core elements of the wine tourism product experience.
This program was presented as a lifestyle package for world-wide wine tourists in the framework of EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE IIIrd BUCHAREST WINE EXHIBITION (29 March April 3rd 2017).
The Bucharest held WINE EXHIBITION presented a perfect occasion for wine lovers and tourism wine aficionados to meet the best of what world and European wine industry has to offer.
The first day of the conference was destined to the presentation of tourism packages and tourism destinations from across the world and in the second day the heart of the tourism wine: wine itself was appreciated and tasted.
On the second day of the International Wine Fair, the diplomats accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade, representing countries well branded as wine importers, had made a stop over to the diplomatic partner stand: DOMENIILE PANCIU, the creator of European flagship wines: EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE.
On the spot, the foreign dignitaries were greeted not only with good wine but also with sparkling wine that open the appetite for discussions and made the guest inquire more about the legendary land of Vrancea, a Romanian Champagne look a like.
PANCIU DOMAINS (DOMENIILE PANCIU) is the new name under which the Vrancea winemaker`s from CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU) has decided to conquer the world with the new phenomenon of sparkling wines.
The new names highlighted on the international sparkling wines market are: Blanc de Blancs and Cuvée Prestige, both commercialized on limited editions, available only on HORECA and specialized wine stores.
The diplomats on the venue requested an opening of the tasting with the famous Cuvée Prestige and the PANCIU DOMAINS representative acknowledge the request and started a detailed presentation of the new and enticing sparkling wine.
To achieve a perfect balanced and special sparkling wine: Domeniile Panciu Cuvée Prestige, the winemaker`s blended in the perfect XVII century tradition of Dom Perignon wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and for a touch of modernity added some Fetească Regală (Royal Girl).
The sparkling wine is fully complying with the world known classic recipe of Dom Perignon, the friar who invented the perfect fizzy wine.
The magnificent beverage is the result of bottled secondary fermentation coupled with special cave maturation during 18 months and disgorging „à la volée” (without bottle refrigeration) that is fully preserving the exceptional flavor and created a sparkling wine of amazing quality and benefiting the uniqueness of Panciu area terroir.
The colour is yellowish and with pastry flavour that is transforming slowly in a after-taste of honey and dried fruits.
The specialized tasters are describing the palate as profound and rich with aromas of dried apricot, roasted nuts and a pinch of tropical fruits that evolves in a after-taste long-lasting and reinvigorating that is making us day dreaming on fines french pastry.
The second beverage on the tasting list, a result of the legendary Vrancioaia son`s ability, was Blanc de Blancs (the french for: White of Whites).
Here also, the spokesperson for DOMENIILE PANCIU has quite some stories to tell with good measure to do so as Blanc de Blancs is considered the most refined of all the sparkling wines ever created with classic methods.
On the account of the specificity of the land (terroir) of Panciu vineyard, the wine used to make the sparkling wine has developed unique capabilities unmatched in the world, specific to the high acidity lands.
The bottle fermentation and ageing process, in special conditions for a period of over 18 months, are bringing to the glasses a special aromatic sparkling wine, full of palates ranging from of lily of the valley, white flower fields and lime, all surrounded in discrete mineral aroma and flavour of freshly baked bread out of the oven.
The specialized tasters are describing the taste as fresh and balanced with a mixed of green apples, asian pear, roasted nuts and pomelo.
The Royal Vineyard of DOMENIILE PANCIU by HOUSE OF PANCIU are heading towards a bright future and the new creations outlined for 2017: Blanc de Blancs and Cuvée Prestige are entering in the highest luxury category of sparkling wines.
This by tacking into account factors like: aroma, classic methods used in creating them, incomparable craftmanship of Panciu winemaker`s and incredible aroma of the wines used.
Concluding the tasting session, the diplomats present on the venue stated in one voice that: sparkling and still wines of DOMENIILE PANCIU (PANCIU DOMAINS) are an illustration of all that is best in European wine-making, on equal footing with once famous French sparkling wines.
The event convened over 2000 participants, including representatives from the Ministries, Destination Management Organizations (DMOS), Destination Marketing Organizations, National Tourism Organizations (NTOS), and wine and tourism experts from 20 countries.
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President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Academician Mircea Constantinescu and their retinue had visited the tourism market, cut the ribbon given the offficial start of the activities and presented from the pulpit the main characteristics of the 2017 year in tourism.
The 18 November official tour of the exhibition had taken place under The High Patronage of President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.
On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has made the official tour of honour for all the pavilions that promoted outbound and inbound tourism, accompanied by a delegation of members of European Parliaments and the usual retinue of governmental officials.
The Bucharest-International Tourism Fair has garnered the most important tourism companies that outlined special offers for the lovers of cultural tourism, medical tourism and wellness, rural and business related tourism but also presented offers for aficionados of cruises, exotic destinations and adventure tourism.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had toured the areas dedicated to the promotion of wine tourism and stressed his office support for wine discovery based tourism programs, that are allowing visitors to familiarized themselves with Europe`s natural beauties but also to taste the incredible European wines.
On the pavilions acknowledged by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, ECTT President and Global Ambassador for Tourism we can count the COTNARI stand that promoted not only the perfection of Cotnari Wines but also Cotnari region as the heartland of Moldova`s tourism.
President Dr. Anton Caragea also visited the pavilions of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Hungary, Bulgaria and delivered a speech on Movenpick stand on the opportunities offered by Middle Eastern tourism.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea visited the Photographic Exhibition ans encouraged the artists present and was received as distinguished guest by the representatives of the transport companies like Air Berlin, Blue Air and made a special stop over to the National Air Transport Company TAROM, where European Council President took his time and attended a photo session with the employees of the national air company.
The open conference held by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea on Middle Eastern tourism opportunities was attended by tourism specialists, mass media and governmental officials.
International Tourism Fair 2016 was a pleasant opportunity to meet the representatives of the tourism and air transport companies and to discuss new methods to improve tourism at world level and more than everything provided us with a rostrum of discussions for the future elections on WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2017 and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2017 stated European Council on Tourism and Trade President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the concluding remarks of his visit.
In a short speech at European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) General Assembly, hosted at Romanian Parliament, the Hospitality Director-Mr. Ioan Matei from World Tourism Institution – ECTT had marked down the incredible potential and future of Asia tourism as it was show cased in European Council on Tourism and Trade meeting.
It is appropriate for Europe to express its commitment to, and appreciation for, Asia by crowning CAMBODIA as THE FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AND WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2016 stated the ECTT Director Ioan Matei.
CAMBODIA is a perfectly safe and outstanding destination that will forever mark your heart!
On the occasion of the visit to KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA, the world tourism delegates will bring as protocol gifts the famous COTNARI-1979 wine, priced at international auctions at over 5000 euro bottle.
In 2014 Mr. Ioan Matei has offered a collection bottle of 1979 COTNARI for H.E. President Robert MUGABE of Zimbabwe. 1979 is the year of Zimbabwe Lancaster Agreements that offered the Independence for the African country.
This world-famous wine was made world respected by the Louis XIV, famous Sun King of France, love for this beverage and for Russian Czar Peter the Great desire to have it in Saint Petersburg cellars at Imperial Palace, will now be present at WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD CEREMONIES in Phnom Penh, announced Mr. Ioan Matei,who is also co-owner of COTNARI wineries.
During two days (20-22 March 2015), European Council on Tourism and Trade had become the capital center of sparkling wine makers and sparkling wine lovers in search of the best sparkling wines that Europe and the world can offer.
Good Wine March 2015 edition, had offered for a delegation of wine experts, parliamentarians and diplomats from European Council on Tourism and Trade the opportunity to taste and appreciate the European sparkling wines on display and to carve up a top of Best European Sparkling Wines of 2015.
At house at…HOUSE OF PANCIU (from left to right): H.E. Kazakhstan Ambssador-Daulet Batrashev, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-ECTT President, Mr. Marian Nistor-HORECA Developer and Marketing Solution-House of Panciu, European Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Mrs. Emilia Oprea-European Mediation Council, Mr. Karen Baboian-General Director Diplomatic Club Magazine.
The clear winners where the sparkling wines of the famous producer HOUSE OF PANCIU (CASA PANCIU), who reconfirmed his status as perfect wine maker in the sparkling wine tasting of 2015: the MUSCAT OTTONEL was once again appraised for his perfect bouquet of aromas of vanilla and berry fruits and for freshness and the round savory taste. All this specificity is creating for the every person who taste the sparkling wine, the perfect experience of European wine.
The second star of the tasting session was the sparkling wine from Muscat Ottonel and Royal Girl(Feteasca Regala) obtained by Asti method that eloquently proved his high quality by his perfect sugar concentration combined outstanding with fresh fruits aroma (grapefruit and pommel) and with conquering and long-lasting savour that filled with joy the heart of all the diplomats present on the venue.
The HoReCA Developer from CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU)-Mr. Marian Nistor offered a special surprise for his guests, presenting for tasting the latest product of Vrancea based company: Rose Sparkling Wine 2013, based on Babeasca (Old Lady) grape variety, who become an instant favorite of the public based on aroma and freshness, and charmed the eyes of the beholders with the perfect color and become in glasses a glittering rose that offered instant joy to the tasting committee.
European Sparkling Wine Top put the sparkling wines of France, known as champagne, only on 4th position.
Concluding the wine tasting session, at Good Wine March 2015, the diplomats, lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade put on their favorite list the sparkling wines: MUSCAT OTTONEL (first place), on the second place stood the sparkling wine combination of Muscat Ottonel and Royal Girl (Feteasca regala) and finally the new comer in the competition: Babeasca Sparkling Wine (Old Lady) from Casa Panciu (third place).
The diplomats involved in the tasting had encouraged the European sparkling wine producers to increase the wine quality by producing more sweet and semi-sweet sparkling wines, the perfect combination that already conquered the European markets for a consistent export and presence of European wines on international markets.
Under the watchful eye of Casa Panciu sommelier and with benevolent care of Mr. Marian Nistor- HoReCA Developer, the diplomats had enjoyed the best sparkling wines Europe can offer: from CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU).
Thanks to the efforts of the HOUSE OF PANCIU-CASA PANCIU-the 13 International Wine Fair from March 2015 had kept his promise to present the true sparkling wine treasures of Europe: Muscat Ottonel, Feteasca Regala and Babeasca from Casa Panciu.
The international wine and tourism community of Europe and the World will have an opportunity to know the latest trends in wine tourism industry on the occasion of INTERNATIONAL FOOD AN WINE EVENT held in Bucharest between 20-22 March 2015.
The world event, gathering representatives from 34 countries and presenting strong and light beverages, wines, beers, sparkling wine and spirits and brandy producers from across the world is held under the banner of European Council on Tourism and Trade President Office.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade organization team.
From right to left: Victor Deleanu-Cotnari House of Wine, European Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-ECTT President, European Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Valentin Nechita-HORECA manager-Cotnari, General Gheorghe Constantin Balaban, Dl.Tudor Stefan-ECTT Hospitality and Beverage Department.
The event will take place in Romania and Romexpo Exhibition Complex between 20 and 22 March 2015.
The lovers of high quality wine will be rewarded on this occasion having the opportunity to taste the best of the European wines creations and they can enjoy the wines that conquered the hearts and minds of European and world wine connoisseurs: the wines produced under the mark of COTNARI House of Wine.
The COTNARI House of Wine-the most famous European producer, selected from December 2014 as the international representation wine of Europe during 2015 events (EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE) will offer to the visitors the opportunity to taste the marvels that are enchanting presidents, diplomats and leaders from across the world, the wines crowned in the international wine competition for 2014.
On the occasion of GOOD WINE-March 2015 will be offered for tasting the famous Bohotin Basilicum under the etiquette of Colloquium in Paris and impressing by his aromatic flavor, the mesmerizing taste and a long-lasting persistence.
The Bohotin Basilicum is considered as the perfect wine of today that is combining in a happy unity flavor, aroma and modern technology.
THE BEST EUROPEAN WINE FOR 2015 was tasted at the Palace of Parliament by the European diplomatic and political elite.
The lovers of perfect wine will be happy to have the opportunity to taste a national symbol of European wineries: Grasa de Cotnari (Fat Lady of Cotnari), dry wine, a wine of high quality that propelled him in the top of world wine and was propped up to international fame and acclaim.
Equally loved, the Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from DOMINIUM series of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE will be highly attractive and will offer joy to the thousand of the visitors expected at the Wine and Tourism Fair.
To further attract the visitors of the March 2015 edition of GOOD WINE- INTERNATIONAL WINE AND TOURISM, the COTNARI House of Wine will send to the venue on this occasion the famous sommelier: Stefan Timofte who will present with verve and passion the true nature and history of the COTNARI wines.
On 21 March 2015, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade will officially open the INTERNATIONAL WINE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE AND FAIR and together with a delegation of ambassadors and parliamentarians will visit the stands and representatives of the 34 countries registered in the fair and will rend an official visit to COTNARI House of Wine, the creator of the BEST EUROPEAN WINE IN 2015.
The INTERNATIONAL WINE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE AND FAIR-GOOD WINE will give you an opportunity to listen to the oenology experts and to meet the creators of the best wines of 2015 and first and foremost the unique occasion to taste and immerse into the world of the extraordinary wines.