President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had decided in 2011 to build and international promote a special Caspian Sea, all year round, resort named “Awaza” National Tourist Zone development.

European Council on Tourism and Trade  visit Awaz

“Awaza” National Tourist Zone: a pole of development for CASPIAN SEA

The plans were supported by the expertise and cooperation of a European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) delegation that visited the country in 2010 and 2011.

In the present stage of development , in Awaza has over 30 hospitality objects fully  functioning – comfortable hotels, recreation and health centers, cottage complexes, and other objects of the tourist infrastructure; they are capable to accommodate over 7,000 holiday-makers.

During summer season with European Council on Tourism and Trade promotion support, they are working to full capacity.

Since this year’s summer, with launching of the yacht-club, completely new for Turkmenistan sports – windsurfing, yachting and sailing, other water sports – are opened of the guests of resort.

 European Council on Tourism and Trade  visit to caspian Sea

ECTT delegation toured the Caspian Sea riviera

Intensive development of the pastime and amusements industry, the growing increase of the quality and range of services motivate the inflow of tourists to “Awaza” resort, which increases constantly its demand-driven occupancy capacities to meet the demands of various categories of holiday makers.

Thus, the projects of high-class five-star hotels (300-350-seat capacity), a network of economy-class hotels (3,000-seat total capacity), a many-profile sport complex, aqua park and the park with game attractions, new green-zone projects, and the projects of the artificial Awaza River shores landscaping were submitted to the Head of State for consideration.


The tourist inflow increase will entail increase of the number of service personnel of different specialization; many new jobs will appear in the course of the resort infrastructure development.

 For the tourists travelling by car, one more many-tier parking ground will be built in “Avaza”.

In the course of new projects presentation ceremony, the project of one more pleasure boat was submitted to the President of Turkmenistan for consideration.

To advance the marine intercity transport system, construction of marine passenger terminals is projected in the towns of Turkmenbashi and Hazar, and Gyzylsuv settlement .

Having approved the majority of the projects presented, the President of Turkmenistan gave a start for launching them by signing the relevant Resolutions. Thus, in compliance with the documents, in August of 2015, three new high-class (300-seat and more capacity) will be put into operation in the “Awaza” National Tourist Zone.

The European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation will attend the opening of the new resort and will outline new proposal for Turkmenistan President consideration.


Briefing regarding the magistral contribution of European Council on Tourism and Trade to world development.

European council on Tourism and Trade-Approved

European Council on Tourism and Trade succeeded on the last period to offer a significant contribution to powerty eradication and development by trade and tourism becoming the main european organization involved in supporting developing countries integration in world economic, trade and tourism structures.

European Council on Tourism and Trade prove to be instrumental in the re-integration of Trinidad and Tobago on world tourism stage helping the economic development of the country by a 2% in GDP per year, in Lao PDR case the contribution of European Council on Tourism and Trade support offered a growth of 7% in the GDP of the country and in Zimbabwe, according to early estimates a growth in the budgetary recipes of the state of 12%  was registered.

Briefing regarding 2015-The European Year for Development.

2015 was designated European Year for Development under a European Parliament decision. The European Council on Tourism and Trade approved by the voice of H.E. President Anton Caragea to endorse this decision and to encompass in the World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 and World Capital of Culture and Tourism in 2015 the principles of supporting development economies.

European Union is the largest donor of assistance for development in the world, offering more than half of the assistance provided at world level.


The President Office of The European Council on Tourism and Trade had released the fallowing communique regarding the start of the Development Year 2015.

The press release states that: the main world tourism organization-European Council on Tourism and Trade  marks the opening of the first ever European Development Year in 2015, an opportunity to bring development related subjects to public attention such as EU countries role and responsibilities, as  European Union Member State, as part of global development and poverty eradication efforts.


Thus, for the European Year for Development 2015, the European Council on Tourism and Trade  intends to undertake, jointly with its partners, information activities for European citizens concerning international cooperation for global development and its importance.

European Council on Tourism and Trade is also considering promoting institutional contributions within the European Union towards world development and stimulating active interest and involvement of European citizens in action devoted to diminishing poverty in the world.

During the European Year for Development 2015, the European Council on Tourism and Trade will continue to promote his main diplomatic agenda in domains such as: tourism as a tool for development, good governance, strengthening democracy and the rule of law, economic development, diplomatic tourism, education, health and environment protection.

The European Council on Tourism and Trade  supports solidarity with developing states by a responsible, results – oriented foreign policy, and an integrated, coordinated approach to assistance for development at global level.

This is the first European Year devoted to a relevant area of European Union foreign policy and its role in the world context.