CARACAS IS ACCEPTED AS A POTENTIAL CANDIDATE CITY FOR WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM – ECTT PRESIDENT OFFICE

CARACAS IS ACCEPTED AS A POTENTIAL CANDIDATE CITY FOR WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM – ECTT PRESIDENT OFFICE

Latin America has started a push for tourism development and international recognition.

After a wave of  candidature`s  from the region where registered for 2017 WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD now it was the time for Venezuela to invite for a familiarization and discovery trip a high level delegation of European Council on Tourism and Trade and to start preparing for a candidature of Caracas, the capital city, to the international title of WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

All this is offering new hopes for tourism growth and is paving the way for a cultural revival of Latin America with the support of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

 

European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has accepted the invitation from Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Jorge Arreaza  Montserrat, for a familiarization visit with the realities of the Latin American country.

 

Jorge Arreaza  Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela invited an European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation to see first hand the realities of Venezuela.  

 

Jorge Arreaza  Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela has marked in the official invitation letter addressed to European Council on Tourism and Trade President: As the Minister of People Power for International Relations I consider with interest your participation in this space of magnitude importance and your solidarity in this historical moment when we celebrated the legacy of dignity and  justice of Comandante Hugo Chavez and of President Nicolas Maduro bequeathed to the Venezuelan people and to the Bolivarian revolution.  

 

A concert in the honour of Bolivarian Revolution has enjoyed the presence of European council on Tourism and Trade delegates.

 

 The visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade high level representatives took place in the period between 15 to 22 September 2017 and is part of a broader strategy of the President Nicolas Maduro government to develop Venezuela’s tourism industry and to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce dependence on oil income.

Tourism is a tool for the betterment of  Venezuela: H.E. Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela presents the city of CARACAS candidature for World Capital of Culture and Tourism to H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, ECTT President remarked: Venezuela has one of the most diverse climates, with ice capped Andean mountains to the west, Amazon jungle to the south, wide rivers and tall waterfalls surrounded by tabletop mountains and unusual rock formations to the southeast, and a gorgeous, pristine Caribbean coast to the north that has some of the world’s finest and exclusive beaches, such as Los Roques and highest waterfalls on the planet, Angel Falls.

President/Professor Dr. Anton Caragea hosted in  MIRAFORES TV studios and  National Venezuelan Television.

 

During the week-long visit, the high-level European Council delegates hold extensive talks with various officials like: Juan Bautista Arias Palacio – Minister for Basic and Strategic Industries and Socialist Development, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister of Tourism.

 

President Dr. Anton Caragea receives for discussions at Hotel Alba the Vice-Minister of Tourism of Venezuela. 

 

Agreements regarding economic cooperation, tourism promotion, TV travel documentaries and  bilateral information exchange and cooperation for SDG completion in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals where tabled.

 

Cooperation in the field of tourism promotion and ECTT technical  support for Caracas drafting a coherent plan to obtain the election as World Capital of Culture and Tourism was also agreed.

 

The highlights of the visit, where the two memorable encounters with President Nicolas Maduro.

On September 19, 2017, Professor  Dr. Anton Caragea took the distinct honor to sign the HONORARY BOOK at MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace.

 

On 17 September 2017, the delegates part take in the President TV Show: Sundays with Maduro! together with Evo Morales, Bolivian President.

 

 

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia presents a tourism booklet to European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation.

During the discussions, the tourism and cultural connections between the two countries were tabled and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has given as gifts to the two President’s his latest book on Interference of Civilizations in European Union Project.

 

On 19 September 2017, in the conclusion of The International March of Solidarity with Venezuela, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a photo session with President Nicolas Maduro, signed the Honorary Book at Miraflores Palace and has given an interview to the Miraflores TV Channel, expressing his support for Bolivarian Revolution role in forging a free and democratic Latin America.

 

 

The cultural program of the visit included discovery trips to Natural Sanctuary of Waraira Repano, a tour of Caracas landmarks like The Cathedral of Caracas, Saint Francis, Simon Bolivar birthplace etc.

 

 

The cable car of Caracas connecting the city with Waraira Repano.

A special day was dedicated to offering respect for Venezuelan history major figures, with a visit to National Pantheon and a stop to Simon Bolivar funeral monument and Francisco Miranda tomb.

Simon Bolivar: The Hero of Latin American Liberation struggle: a lay over charged with respect for official delegates.

 

An emotionally charged moment was the visit to Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana) the place where the architect of the Bolivarian Revolution and the apostle of the poor`s: Commander Hugo Chavez is laid for eternal rest surrounded by world gratitude and love.

 

The delegates witnessed the changing of the guard and where hart struck by the powerful words of remembering for the fallen hero: Chavez lives!

 

 

President Dr. Anton Caragea in a moment of respect in front of the Commander HUGO CHAVEZ Mausoleum in Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana).

 

The ECTT delegation visit to Venezuela has given a new impetus to the relations between nations and their attendance to the world solidarity movement with Venezuela has being registered with gratitude by the people of the Caribbean nation, proudly building a revolution of freedom and dignity.

 

Venezuela it is blessed with an impressive diversity of natural treasures including crystalline beaches, dense jungles, expansive savannas and imposing mountains and we hope that the beautiful city of Caracas will have a fighting chance in WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition, stated ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

It will be an incredible boost for all Caribbean region concluded the President.

Caracas: a candidate city for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

The telepheric connecting Caracas and Waraira Repano

Natural sanctuary of Waraira Repano

MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace: the beating heart of Venezuela welcomed ECTT President!

Cathedral of Caracas: a splendid architectural marvel.

Saint Francisc Church of Caracas.

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO ASTANA WORLD EXPO 2017! KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENT

WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO ASTANA WORLD EXPO 2017! KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENT

On June 10, 2017, the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, hosted the ceremonies for 2017 WORLD EXPO opening.

 

The event highlighted under the theme of FUTURE ENERGY is marking the hopes for a better future and outlines new technologies and solutions for next century energy from more than 100 participant countries.

 

Kazakhstan – Europe common governmental session under Kazakhstan Prime Minister and ECTT President.

The WORLD EXPO is a once in four-year celebration of mankind most inspirational ideas and plans for the future, the first such EXPO has taken place in 1851 in London and Kazakhstan is the latest recipient of the honor to host WORLD EXPO.

 

European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was among the world leaders invited to attend the event and to officially open the FUTURE OF ENERGY pavilion.

ECTT President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea welcomed by Astana WORLD EXPO Commissar on the venue.

On June 9, 2017 the world leaders were received in private audience by H.E. President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev who especially expressed his gratitude to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for being the first leader to endorse Kazakhstan candidature for hosting WORLD EXPO 2017.

 

We will never forget your instrumental role in awarding to Kazakhstan the most important exhibition in the world, stated Kazakh leader to ECTT President Anton Caragea.

Documentary about President Anton Caragea exertions in supporting ASTANA candidature to host 2017 WORLD EXPO.

June 10, 2017 marked the official opening of WORD EXPO 2017, occasion on which President Dr. Anton Caragea made a small allocution opening European Pavilion:

It’s imagination, innovation; it’s invention that has driven Europe and that drives other countries that we see here gathered in Astana for EXPO 2017,”

“We are focused on the power that lies within all of us as individuals, as nations, to power the future. We are also focused on our culture –ambassadors.”

 

Kazakhstan Madjilis (Parliament) Chairman welcoming a dear friend: ECTT President.

European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) high-level delegation continued after three days spent in Astana (9-11 June) to a discovery trip along SILK ROAD trail and finalized with a tour of the Caspian sea.

 

Silk Road program of ECTT is a special program destined to highlight to the world the importance and tourism and cultural significance of the SILK ROAD as a center of tourism discovery trips.

 

During 13-20 June 2017 European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation visited the cities of Aktau and Atyrau, inspected tourist facilities on Caspian Sea and tourist resorts in the area and give a full support to KAZAKHSTAN ON THE SEA program.

Aktau new perennial gardens.

 

Kazakhstan on the Sea project of President Nursultan Nazarbayev envisages to transform Caspian Sea shore line in a center for water sports and summer leisure rebuilding infrastructure in the area, constructing a host of high-class resorts and refurbishing beach and sporting areas along the coast.

Mangyshlak canyon: an incredible site.

 

KAZAKHSTAN ON THE SEA is a perfect example of tourism driven development, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea –ECTT President and is involving a healthy dose of state support, state investments and private company involvement that will ensure the financial sustainability and viability of the project.

 During our visit, we have been inspired by the cultural facilities of the Aktau and conquered by the Mangyshlak Peninsula cultural spots like SHAKPAK-ATA Grotto and rock hewn buildings and Sufi mosques of the areas and the incredible Mangyshlak canyon can become centers for regional and global tourism.

 

SHAKPAK-ATA: a center for Islamic tourism and religious training.

 

Such unspoiled natural retreats are hard to come by in the world and will attract million of tourists concluded ECTT President his evaluation of Caspian sea tourism potential.

 

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, ECTT President and European Tourism Academy Director.

 

 The Caspian Tour had concluded with a working meeting between Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and European delegation in the Aktau Palace of Friendship.

 

 EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE presence on WORLD EXPO 2017 stage and support for Kazakhstan future development are the fundamental bedrock of a long term relationship destined to place culture and tourism on the top of the world agenda.

 

The official visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade high level delegation to Kazakhstan included visits to factories, drive testing the latest Kazakhstan train and on spot visit to main tourist attractions (see below). 

 

 

EUROPEAN ACADEMY WILL CONTINUE TO BE USEFUL ON THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL, TOURISM AND DIPLOMATIC STAGE, READS PRESIDENT MESSAGE

EUROPEAN ACADEMY WILL CONTINUE TO BE USEFUL ON THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL, TOURISM AND DIPLOMATIC STAGE, READS PRESIDENT MESSAGE

President Anton Caragea and Romanian Presidents-Emil Constantinescu and Ion Iliescu

Dr. Anton Caragea, European Council on Tourism and Trade President reads the congratulatory message together with H.E. Ion Iliescu- former President of Romania and H.E. Emil Constantinescu-Romanian President.

On the occasion of European Tourism Academy celebrations, European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had addressed the official congratulation message to the European academicians.

The message was delivered on the milestone moment of the European Tourism Academy becoming a member of United Nations Academic Initiative.

President Anton Caragea and Romanian President-Emil Constantinescu

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, European Council on Tourism and Trade President  and H.E. Professor Dr. Emil Constantinescu-Romanian President(1996-2000).

The message of greetings reads, in part:

“Over the past decade, the members of the European Tourism Academy have made a significant contribution to strengthening the intellectual and economic potential of the world.

Many prominent European scholars worked here. Their efforts contributed in large measure to the creation of the theoretical and practical foundations that enabled the development of world culture, tourism and diplomacy and contributed to our  ability to resolve cultural problems.

Today, in the context of modernising the world economy, and managing its transition to an innovative path of development, it is important to significantly enhance the effectiveness of the Academy.

We need to ensure the widespread use of theoretical developments and technologies in tourism, diplomacy and culture. We also need to expand relations between the Academy and academic centers in Europe and abroad.

I am confident that your knowledge and experience, will continue to be useful in the European cultural, tourism and diplomatic stage and will help ensure tourism and environmental safety of Europe and the world.”

The European Tourism Academy works on realising and extending the scientific potential of European cultural, trade and tourism industrial complex.

EUROPE-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TOURISM TIES BOOSTED

The program carved for President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea included also a high profile visit to Masdar City, touring the premises of the solar powered energy city and getting acquainted with lodging, research and study facilities of the Masdar Institute of Technology and drive testing the latest electric powered car constructed on site.

On the occasion of the 42 celebration of United Arab Emirates National Day, an important European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation participated at the impressive manifestation of solidarity and admiration for the extraordinary achievements of the UAE.

Substantial dialogue in UAE (from left to right): H.E. Suhail Mohammad Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy, H.E.Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Dr. Nawal Al Hosani-Director of Zayed Future Energy Prize and Masdar City,H.E. Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi-Governor of United Arab Emirates Central Bank.

The European participation at the UAE National celebrations had become a permanent event as an expression of the rock-solid partnership and friendship instilled between the two countries.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade who lead the european presence at National Day of United Arab Emirates in the last five years held an important program of familiarization with the latest developments in the country and receive first hand information in holding talks with: H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan-Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, H.E. Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi-Governor of United Arab Emirates Central Bank, Dr. Nawal Al Hosani-Director of Zayed Future Energy Prize and Masdar City ,H.E.Suhail Mohammad Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy, H.E. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi-Minister of Public Works etc.

The visit was held between 25 November 2013 until 2 December 2013 and offered a high level political and cultural program destined to offer a large area of information’s to the visiting party.

New Abu Dhabi- sky line of a booming metropolis.

Old Abu Dhabi-preserving history in a modern city

The program carved for President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea included also a high profile visit to Masdar City, touring the premises of the solar powered energy city and getting acquainted with lodging, research and study facilities of the Masdar Institute of Technology and drive testing the latest electric powered car constructed on site.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi: a testament of modern Islamic architecture

The cultural side of the program included a visit to universally acclaimed Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island and Saadiyat Island Cultural Complex and a safari experience on Al Ain desert.

European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation paid a special attention to the tourism facilities, leisure and cultural objectives developed in the last year in UAE and also analysed the future plans for development of tourism infrastructure.

Masdar City is projected by Masdar Institute of Technology as a solar powered city.

Extensive presentation of tourism growth, tourism factors creating new jobs and opportunities for emirate citizens and boosting the United Arab Emirates standing in the world where presented for European Council on Tourism and Trade information.

Electric powered vehicle projected by Masdar Institute of Technology

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was also congratulated for his decision to uphold Dubai City candidature to host World Expo 2020, a decision that was echoed during Paris Séance of International Exhibition Bureau that voted with overwhelming majority to support Dubai as World EXPO 2020 organizer.

European Council on Tourism and Trade as an integral part of Europe is always true to the alliance and friendship with United Arab Emirates and promoting and supporting Dubai candidature for World Expo was a necessary and intricate apart of their long term cooperation, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

European delegation attended the popular celebration for 42 United Arab Emirates National Day

European Council on Tourism and Trade was the first institution to announce his support for Dubai in an impressive ceremony held in the Palace of Parliament and afterwards Professor Dr. Anton Caragea held meeting with Asian, African and European countries during an eight months period promoting Dubai candidature for World Expo 2020.

Supporting Dubai and United Arab Emirates as organizers of World Expo 2020 and constantly attending UAE National Day Celebrations are all testimonies of the strategic friendship that is uniting in a brotherhood spirit Europe and UAE.

This friendship becomes the strong bridge that is connecting Arabic Golf area and Europe, stated in his concluding remarks Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.