MARK DODA-BALKANS TOURISM ORGANIZATION CHAIRMAN WILL ATTEND EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE 9TH MEETING

MARK DODA-BALKANS TOURISM ORGANIZATION CHAIRMAN WILL ATTEND EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE 9TH MEETING

Mark Doda-the leader of Balkanic Tourism Organization announced his participation in European Council on Tourism and Trade General Meeting, to be held in Bucharest, Romania in 10 and 11 june 2016.

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Mark Doda-Balkan Tourism CEO, Mr. Nicolae Nicolae-PR Director ECTT and Ambassador of Venezuela-Ramon Carazo,

(From left to right) Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Mr. Nicolae Nicolae-PR Director ECTT, Mark Doda-Balkan Tourism CEO and Ambassador of Venezuela-Ramon Carazo

The summit will bring together all tourism leaders and stakeholders from the whole region to discuss and push forward an agenda for regional collaboration in tourism as a key sector for coming out of the economic crisis and enhancement of competitiveness of each country and the whole region.

 

Invitees are tourism related Ministers/Ministries, National Tourism Organizations, Associations, leading businesses and donors.

 

The announcement made in Tirana, Albania, is an important succes for Balkan Countries who aspire to be accepted in European Council on Tourism and Trade, european tourism flagship organization.

Mark Doda-Balkan Tourism CEO and Ambassador of Venezuela-Ramon Carazo, Mr. Nicolae Nicolae-PR Director ECTT and Professor Anton Caragea-ECTT President

Mark Doda-Balkan Tourism CEO and Ambassador of Venezuela-Ramon Carazo, Mr. Nicolae Nicolae-PR Director ECTT and Professor Anton Caragea-ECTT President.

 

Supplimentary PR INFO:

The Balkan countries include all of the countries of the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) plus Albania and Bulgaria.

Balkan Tourism Organization is providing  just the platform for the region’s nonpolitical powers to begin defining the region for travelers.

National Geographic created a supplement at www.balkansgeotourism.travel that covers Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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TOURISM AS A TOOL FOR NATION BRANDING! THE A TO Z GUIDE

TOURISM AS A TOOL FOR NATION BRANDING! THE A TO Z GUIDE

World Capital of Culture and Tourism and World Best Tourist Destination prizes continues to bring international awareness, national branding and country branding opportunities say`s an European Market and Research study.

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IRS Market and  Research Company outlined the impressive results of the countries that marketed themselfs or their main tourist cities as capitals of culture and tourism or as world best tourism destinations.

Receiving the report, European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea remarked that: I am so happy to see how previously unknown and un-marketed destinations receive mass media limelight and are pro-pulsed as emerging tourist destination.

Diplomats from this nation`s are having their tasks made easier, as their countries are propelled on the top nations stage and economic growth and investment.

Development and country branding are coming as the result of a long-term program based on World Best Tourist Destination or World Capital of Culture and Tourism prizes and designation.

ECTT President Anton Caragea and Government of Zimbabwe at Zimbabwe World Best Tourist Destination for 2014

Zimbabwe-World Best Tourist Destination for 2014

I receive countless expression of gratitude for our support from leaders, politicians and ambassadors, who are finding their exertions much facilitated by tourism seal of approval of ECTT, but the most moving are the stories of the people`s who find jobs and opportunities, that other ways would have not existed.

But now their life are richer and more dignified, this is the transforming power of country branding via culture, history and tourism.

 This is internationalization and nation branding achieving their best results!

Ashgabat-World Capital of Culture and Tourism and Turkmenistan capital received an impressive mass media coverage in television spots and printed press and radio shows in value of more than 16 million euros and Dushanbe, Tajikistan capital, obtained a media coverage of more than 21 million euros, reflecting their cultural achievements and world capital of culture and tourism status.

Selecting Laos as Favorite Cultural Destination in 2013

World Best Tourist Destination status brings also free publicity in articles, television  of more than 50 million for Laos People`s Democratic Republic, around 30 million for Zimbabwe and the top is lead by Ethiopia who benefited of a publicity coverage of more than 60 million euros.

Laos-World Best Tourist Destination for 2013. Glamorous ceremony in Vientiane

What is more important than just the figures mentioned in the marketing report is the fact that these countries will benefit for years and years to come by their achievements as world best tourist destination or world capital of culture stated Mr. Radu Alexandru, communication unit chief of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

The reports finding are limited to october 2015, while tourism promotion and branding is an ongoing process that can never be fully accounted for declared the european official.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PUSHES FOR TOURISM AND TRAVEL REFORM AFTER VISIT TO ETHIOPIA – WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION MODEL

American Press announces that President Barack Obama will move on Thursday to reduce airport waiting times for foreign travelers arriving in the United States in order to boost tourism, the White House said.

President Obama-in-ethiopia-World Best Tourist Destination for 2015

President Barack Obama starts his visit in ETHIOPIA-World Best TouristsDestination for 2015

United States are trying to get on the list of world best tourist destination taking  aim at the visa facilitation procedures and opening the borders for tourist, specially from Brazil and China from which Obama wants the United States to lure 10 more million visitors by 2025.

The administration says nearly eight million jobs in America are linked to tourism.

World Best Tourist Destination Award supported the recent winner Zimbabwe to have an 80% growth in tourism, arrivals and tourism related recipes, and for 2013 winner, Laos PDR an annual increase of 3 million visitors.

This is making the president hopes of getting more than 10 million tourist in the next 10 years a target within reach.

We must note that: on 27 to 29 July 2015 United States President toured Ethiopia, the winner of World Best Tourist Destination Award for 2015, having a chance to observe firsthand the benefits of opening the country for tourism.

More about US Tourism Strategy can be read here:

White House Information Blog

White House FACT SHEET-2014

White House FACT SHEET-2014

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“Laos-World Best Tourist Destination-Unveiled” documentary is available for public from 25 June 2015

“Laos-World Best Tourist Destination-Unveiled” documentary is available for public from 25 June 2015

On the occasion of European Council on Tourism and Trade General Meeting for 2015 the participants will have the opportunity to watch the best travel documentary of 2014, a production of Laos National Television, presenting the World Best Tourist Destination Award ceremonies, held in May 2013 in Vientiane.

The documentary was broadcasted only in 2014 in 2015 by 28 televisions and watched by more than 20 million viewers.

From 25 june 2015 the documentary will be available (in selections) for the general public to see at European Council on Tourism and Trade channel here.

 

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“Laos-World Best Tourist Destination-Unveiled” is a 122-minute travel documentary film, which premiered at the Vientiane World Travel Awards in May 2013.

Since then, it has won six international awards, most of which were first prizes in the best travel documentary category.

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Caption from the movie showcasing LAOS-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2013

The art show is presenting the most striking features of Laos-World Best Tourist Destination declared by European Council on Tourism and Trade showcasing the rich history and cultural patrimony of the country, the fashion of past and present Laos people and minorities and different regions of the country, finally culminating with a parade of artists presenting national Lao music and international acclaimed artists.

ZIMBABWE IS THE FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY TO BE ELECTED AS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION

Zimbabwe has become the first African country to be nominated as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION. The decision has being taken by European Council on Tourism and Trade, the main european body entrusted to promote European tourism in the world.

The decision was announced by the President Office of European Council on Tourism and Trade at the end of two day`s of debates on the occasion of European spring 2014 tourism conference.   

On May 3, 2014 in a public séance of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, gathering representatives of tourism organizations from European continent has debated the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2014.

President Anton Caragea declares Zimbabwe as winner of World Best Tourist Destination Award fro 2014

President of European Council on Tourism and Trade declares ZIMBABWE as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014

On the debate for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2014, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) presented the report titled: ZIMBABWE: THE PERFECT AFRICAN DESTINATION. A SEVEN WONDER IN TOURISM AND CULTURAL POTENTIAL proposing ZIMBABWE as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 and as receiver of FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION distinction for 2014.

Delegates from 26 countries attended ECTT gathering

Delegates from 27 countries debated the future of tourism for a two day summit.

Among the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 to ZIMBABWE the report outlined:

–                      The peerless organization of World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 24-30 August 2013, the world gathering of tourism experts comprising more than 120 countries.

The successful organizing of this world event, despite tremendous logistic and economic challenges, proves without a doubt the capacity of Zimbabwe authority and tourism industry to organize world level events and to host all level of tourism.

After the perfect support and creative vision in carving a successful world tourism meeting,  ZIMBABWE has unequivocal demonstrated that is a safe, open and perfect managed tourism power house.

–                      The promotion and support offered to a new concept of community natural protection supporting tourism friendly to nature, with low ecological impact and preservation of natural biodiversity and protection of endangered species and areas, especially rainforest south-African eco-climate.

Community based ecotourism protection carved by Minister Walter Mzembi is a perfect way to share revenues and income, to support rural communities in prospering and presenting their foodstuff and handicrafts to the world and to make eco-tourism as the base for an economic local development.                  Sharing tourism benefits to all the population, offering eco-friendly tourism it is a lesson that REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is offering to the world.

Delegates from 27 countries attended ECTT gathering

An unanimity vote choose ZIMBABWE as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AND WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014

–                      Offering to tourists and outstanding and pristine nature and the opportunity to explore nature, to contribute to ecological preservation and the opportunity to visit extraordinary space such as: the unique landscape of Victoria Waterfall, the National Parks as: Mana, Eastern Highlands from Manicaland, Mana Basins from West Mashonaland, Exfoliated Hills from Matebeland, Chilojo Cliffs, and Matobo Hills from Bulawayo etc.

All this regions and natural parks are model of achievements in ecological and green tourism that must be world recognized.

–                      The continuous development and protection of cultural and historical patrimony of Republic of Zimbabwe, the transformation of Harare in a historical and spiritual center offering to the visitor a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of  people’s of Zimbabwe

–                      The preservation of an outstanding historical and cultural patrimony that comprises wonderful sites such as: cultural, historical and rich legacy of Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe, the preservation of the former capital of Shone Kingdom-Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo area with a world-class fortification system and palatial complex from 12th century, this are offering a rare insight  for tourists into one of the greatest civilization of pre-colonial Africa and a rare window into traditions of centuries.

–                      Today, REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is creating and offering for tourists an open air museum, a rare collection of historical and archeological treasures that educate and enrich the world.

Zimbabwe World Best Tourist Destination for 2014

REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is from 3 May 2014 the official winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2014.

–                      – The preservation of  cultural and natural sites of world significance and value such as: Great Zimbabwe National Monument (added to UNESCO list in 1986), Khami Ruins National Monument (added to UNESCO list in 1986), Matobo Hills (added to UNESCO list in 2003), Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas (added to UNESCO list in 1984), Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls and UNESCO candidate regions as: Ziwa national monuments dating from Stone Age period with an incomparable contribution to world legacy.

–                      The REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is today a hot spot for adventure tourism offering a large area of regions suitable for this special kind of tourism and the necessary infrastructure to welcome adventure sicker, the safety structures and natural potential to rank amongst the top world adventure spots.

–                      Keeping alive spiritual tradition, integrating tourist`s and visitors in the atmosphere of the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE people, offering possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that transform REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE in a spiritual first class destination.

President Anton Caragea and Group of Arabian ambassadors

The Group of Arab Ambassadors attended the General Assembly of European Council on Tourism and Trade 

After hearing the report, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, from Romanian Parliament and Director of European Parliamentary Committee in European Council on Tourism and Trade had express the feeling’s of all present at the gathering declaring that: REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE  is the perfect candidate, with a perfect record of promoting eco-friendly tourism, ecological and social oriented tourism and that only a unanimity vote in favor of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE could express the unwavering European tourism and economic community support in favor of such a world model.

Mr. Victor Deleanu, ECTT  rapporteur,  presented also a report on ZIMBABWE: HOT SPOT OF ADVENTURE TOURISM reiterating the highest praises for the country safety record and infrastructure and hospitality industry achievements that are making Zimbabwe the perfect destination in Africa.

President Caragea and Qatar Ambassador

Ambassador of State of Qatar attended the General Assembly of European Council on Tourism and Trade 

Mr. Mihai Prundianu, Chairman of Trade Mission of ECTT also highlighted the importance that today, when Africa is celebrated 50 years of African Unity, Europe must express his commitment and appreciation for Africa by crowning ZIMBABWE as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AND WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014.

In the end of the debate European Council on Tourism and Trade decided, unanimously, to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 TITLE TO REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE and to declare REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE -FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION in 2014.

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has a photo taken with the participants. 

It was also presented the Official Invitation, on behalf of Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE for a delegation of European high-ranking official of European Council on Tourism and Trade, to present the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in Harare, in person, to His Excellency President of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE –ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE the most outstanding personality of today Africa.

President Anton Caragea has a photo taken with participants

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has a photo taken with the participants. 

Awarding the highest world tourism prize of European Council on Tourism and Trade, accepting the invitation for a working visit of high-ranking members of European Council on Tourism and Trade in REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, are all momentous and felicitous occasions that are offering the symbol of admiration that    all tourism experts are having for the potential and future of tourism in REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE  concluded at the end of the meeting Professor Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

 

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TOURISM PUBLISHED A SPECIAL EDITION

On 1 June, 2013 at the headquarters of European Council on Tourism and Trade the latest issue of European Journal of Tourism has being unveiled.

The 8th edition of the European Journal of Tourism is dedicated to LAOS-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013.

Laos has being unanimously elected as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION in 2013 for his fabulous historic and civilization legacy and for his outstanding track record for safety of tourism and for ethical and green tourism.

Benefiting the legacy of Kingdoms of Lan Xang, Luang Prabang, Champasak etc Laos is rich in temples , palaces and historical places that is quasi unique in the world. Also the rich Buddhist heritage is creating the favorable spot for religious and cultural oriented travel.

The latest issue of European journal of Tourism is presenting in extenso the debates hold on the award, the list of competing countries and the long list of reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD to Laos.

Other high-profile articles are dedicated to: the ceremonies held in Vientiane for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD and to the election as member of European Tourism Academy of Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Lao PDR, Bosengkham Vongdara.

Special highlights of the eight number of European Journal of Tourism are also the visit of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation in Laos and the agreements reached on fostering touristic and diplomatic relations between Europe and Laos.

Two pages are dedicated to photo chronic`s to showcase the luxurious ceremonies for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2013 held in Laos.

European Journal of Tourism is a regular publication of European Council on Tourism and Trade destined to disseminate information`s about World Best Tourist destinations, European tourism statistic, evolution`s, laws, regulations and main event`s.

European Journal of Tourism has an average readership for issue of more than 120.000 professional’s that includes the 180 embassies in Europe as well as all major European government institutions, private corporations and the international community at large. As the flagship newspaper of the European tourism community, we are the only publication in the Europe able to reach the tourism highly targeted and lucrative market.

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BRAZIL SEARCH INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION BY PARTICIPATING TO WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION COMPETITION FOR 2014

On 31 May, 2013 a friendly and cooperation meeting between President of European Council on Tourism and Trade and Ambassador of Federal Republic of Brazil had taken place.

Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolutions in Brazil tourism sector. Tourism is consolidating Brazil’s economic development, is supporting the poverty alleviation programs and creates a platform for a higher standard in the world for Brazil.

All the changes in Brazilian tourism are witnessed with sympathy and interest in Europe, emphasized Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea.

Friendly meeting between President of European Council on Tourism and Trade and Ambassador of Federal Republic of Brazil

H.E. Brazil Ambassador Raymundo Magno made a presentation of the latest achievements in tourism sector and bilateral relations: opening new hotels, adopting new promotion strategy, adopting a regions development strategy and increasing state support for tourism activities all this are building new bridges of understanding between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Brazil.

On this note, Brazil Ambassador present his country candidature for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 emphasizing that Brazil wants to be the first country to be presented on the competition as a sign of recent development in tourism.

Receiving WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD for 2014 will be a perfect completion of a period of greater international standing for Brazil on world arena. After candidature for World Expo 2020, for football championship and sports game today the candidature for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2014 is part of Brazil strategy of capturing the world imagination, concluded Ambassador Raymundo Magno.

The parties had appreciated that between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Brazil are large areas of common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two organisms. The European Council on Tourism and Trade- Brazil relationship must be an example for a better relation between Europe and Latin America.

If in the last decade the bilateral dialogue with this area was faltering, now it is an auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding this framework of dialogue and friendship.

The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, tourism, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.

Professor dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism had express his appreciation for Brazil desire to obtain the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD IN 2014 and declared that Brazil is one the most important contenders to the title and have`s a lot of arguments in his favor and this candidature will be reviewed and will be considered in due time with all the attention.

The discussion led the foundations of continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Brazil.