No other museum succeeded in making on the list of WORLD FAVORITE MUSEUMS in 2015, but ETHIOPIA NATIONAL MUSEUM form Addis Ababa made it.

On the arguments that put the Museum on the right track in the cultural world where the refurbishing of a new wing destined to conserve their countries priceless artifacts and cultural patrimony.

The judges did not escape the fact that te museum received during 2015 landmarks visits like European Council delegations and United States delegations, a moment that was not achieved by any other cultural institution during this year.

Uniting Europe, America and Africa around Lucy-the skeleton of the first hominid, is a success that only Ethiopian National Museum registered, during 2015.

obama-visit-lucyAto Amin Abdulkadir - Minister of Tourism and Culture and President Dr. Anton Caragea meeting with Lucy-the oldes woman in the world

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ETHIOPIA is the only world museum that received the visit of American and European delegations during the same year. All around Lucy-the first human skeleton.

On December 15, 2015, on the function of the official opening of the 2016 World Tourism, Culture and Travel Awards, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea announced the Ethiopian National Museum of Addis Ababa is recognized as a WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM for his priceless artefacts and outstanding contribution to the human civilization understanding.

The Ethiopia National Museum made it on the list of WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM on the account of garnering the most relevant artefacts of the incredible history of Ethiopia.

The Museum is having in his exhibitions an outstanding treasure of crowns and objects pertaining to the long list of emperors of Ethiopia, coronation artefacts, imperial insignia and memorabilia.

National Museum of Ethiopia-Selam

Selam-the body of the second most old hominide male.

The museum has also prided himself with impressive collections of weaponry, agricultural and everyday life objects from all the national groups and minorities from the territory of today Ethiopia, this makes it one of the largest ethnographic collection in the world and spawning for two millennia.

Of course, the crowning jewels of the permanent exhibitions at the Ethiopian National Museum are the outstandingly preserved bodies of Lucy and Salem (the oldest human remains in the world).

National Museum of Ethiopia-general image

National Museum of Ethiopia: a most stop for every world tourist.

If Ethiopia is proudly named the “cradle of the civilisation” and “the place where it all begins” than a visit to the WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM-the place where the forefathers of humanity are placed is a must for any human being.

In 2015 the Ethiopian National Museum received the visits of the United States delegates led by President Barack Obama, who praised the outstanding humanity’s legacy of Ethiopia and of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates led by President Anton Caragea.

National Museum of Ethiopia-King Solomon

Religious art of Ethiopia: a must see and enjoy!

This visits where a proof that: the Ethiopian National Museum has become a lynchpin of culture and a most see stop over for all the citizens of the world.



Harar-the city of peace and harmony, as is his UNESCO sobriquet, received the visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade President and his delegation on July 13, 2015.

The delegation was welcomed by the Head of Harari Regional Culture, Heritage and Tourism Bureau Mr. Muhyadin Ahmed at the headquarters of the bureau.

President Dr. Anton Caragea received by Mr. Muhyadin Ahmed-Head of Harari Regional Culture ,Heritage and Tourism Bureau

Visiting Harar (from left to right): Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, President Anton Caragea, Head of Harar Tourism Bureau-Muhyadin Ahmed, Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

Harar was built in 7th century and is enjoying UNESCO world heritage status for his outer-wall called Jugal and build around 1552 and encompassing 82 mosques and 400 shrines that made the city being called Medinat al Awliya (City of Saints).

European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation had the chance to visit the famous five gates of the city, toured Arthur Rimbaud famous house in the city, the palaces of Ras Tafari Mekonnen ( future Emperor Haile Selassie ) and traditional harari houses.

Mosque in Harar

ECTT Trade Chairman-Mr. Mihai Prundianu visiting Grand Jami Mosque on Harar.

The delegation toured also famous Grand Jami Mosque and visited lodging facilities at Harar Ras Hotel.

 Harar is today a living museum of Africa, a city of unique features and a perfect place for the culture and history lovers concluded at the end of the short, but impressive visit, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- European Council on Tourism and Trade President.



A European Council on Tourism and Trade panel will begin a three -day visit to Almaty, on Monday April 20, 2015, to witness the Kazakh city’s preparations for the 2022 Winter Games.

almaty-visited by ECTT

Almaty-the starting point of Silk Road in Kazakhstan

The visit is part of a larger tour to assess the region role in international tourism and the chances to revive a Silk Road of tourism in XXI century with the support of European Council on Tourism and Trade prowess.

Almaty, known as the gate to the ancient Silk Road and crossroad between Europe and Asia, is competing against Beijing in a race that was reduced to two candidates after the withdrawal of four bidders because of financial and political concerns.

Blick auf Tian Shan Gebirge

Tien Shan mountain ridge towering over Almaty-the perfect winter sports place

The 5-member ECTT promotion and evaluation commission, chaired by ECTT President Anton Caragea, will visit the proposed sports venues and meet with Kazakhstan government leaders to discuss their plans and promotion strategies in case of wining the bid.

European Council on Tourism and Trade has a long track record of promoting international candidature on a world level.

During last year`s European Council on Tourism and Trade has successfully supported Dubai as candidate city for World Expo 2020, Astana as host of World Expo 2017, both, candidatures crowned with clear successes.

We have to asses the growing demand for winter sport infrastructure in the region, but also the significance and relevance for the host city and region, and country of hosting the winter Olympics, President Dr. Anton Caragea said.

Kazakhstan hosted the 2011 Asian Games, and will stage the Winter University Games in 2017 and also the World expo in Astana.

Almaty submitted detailed bid files to the IOC last month and the city administration pledged cost-conscious and sustainable games in line with the “Olympic Agenda 2020” reforms approved by the IOC in December 2014.

 Almaty must be marketed as a clean, open, friendly city, with sophisticated touristic and sport infrastructure, with incredible landscape and powerful history, offering true winter conditions and plenty of real – not man-made – snow.

Almaty city is presenting the most compact bid in three decades, with all venues within a 30-kilometer (18-mile) radius of the Olympic Village.

Almaty has a projected a budget of $1.859 billion and an adjacent infrastructure budget of $1.636 billion.

It will be a pleasure for us to measure the developments of Almaty, a city that is capital for the region future and development, that is marked as the open gate towards Silk Road and that have a pivotal role for tourism in Central Asia stated professor Dr. Anton Caragea-ECTT President.