During the official visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade Delegation to Ethiopia, World Best Tourist Destination for 2015, the official meeting between HE. ECTT President- Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and HE. Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia-Amin Abdulkadir has taken place.
Minister of Culture and Tourism-Ato Amin Abdulkadir presents Lucy-the oldest hominide to European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Dr. Anton Caragea and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.
On 9th of July 2015, H. E. Minister Amin Abdulkadir has welcomed the European high ranking officials at their arrival on Ethiopian soil.
Amin Abdulkadir-Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia presented with the promotion T-shirt for summer 2015 marking Ethiopia as World Best Tourism Destination for 2015.
European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, graciously acknowledged the warm welcoming and stated that: now Ethiopia has emerged as the most rapidly developing African country, one of the world top level economic powers and a symbol of African development.
I am pleased and honoured to be in Ethiopia-the Center of African tourism, concluded President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
Minister of Culture and Tourism-Amin Abdulkadir, Prime Minister and European Academician-Hailemariam Desalegn and European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Dr. Anton Caragea (from right to left)-Presiding of World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 ceremony.
Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia -Amin Abdulkadir had presented his ambitious plans for fostering Ethiopia’s place on international tourism markets and presented his desire to continue the cooperation with European tourism body for years to come.
HE. Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia, Amin Abdulkadir and H.E. ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, discussed a long term agreement of support and cooperation envisaging: holding of conferences, exhibitions, promotion activities and decided to concentrate in electing in 2016 a World Capital of Culture and Tourism from Ethiopia, in order to create a two-three years long campaign for Ethiopia-the land chosen by God!
The two officials reviewed the progress in the bilateral relations, insisting on economic cooperation and trade.
Yaekob Yalla-Minister of Trade of Ethiopia receive European insignia from European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
They expressed their firm belief that additional joint effort and intensified bilateral political contacts could boost the economic exchanges and help map out new investment and business projects of mutual interest.
As promising areas for bilateral economic cooperation, they mentioned the textile industry, the energy sector (hydroelectric plants, coal mining), agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry.
The Professor Dr. Anton Caragea urged Ethiopian business personalities to visit Europe and identify opportunities for economic cooperation.
He also assured the Ethiopian side that business people across Europe are aware of the huge Ethiopian market’s potential (with around 90 million`s consumers), given the wealth of natural resources, the strategic geographical position and this year’s positive democratic and economic developments.
The Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade announced that H.E. Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn has being consecrated as a WORLD LEADER OF TOURISM and as a member of European Tourism Academy for his “recognition of the role and significance of tourism on world stage”.
The official letter emanating from European Council on Tourism and Trade encourages Ethiopia to continue on the road for development via tourism growth and for poverty reduction strategy:
“Today, the Government of Ethiopia is recognizing the importance of tourism as a key facilitator for the country development and international promotion, creating exemplary structures like Tourism Transformation Council, investing in infrastructure and capacity building, creating a special team under Your Excellency leadership for destination promotion and management and protecting the cultural, natural and historical patrimony of the country.
Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn recognized as a WORLD LEADER OF TOURISM
The world leaders that are offering such a special attention to historical patrimony of their country and use it, and preserve it for the benefit of the future generation, who grasp the importance of tourism as the most important part of diplomacy, international relations and raising national profile on world arena, must be supported and commanded and offered as a general example”.
The letter signed by H.E. European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and European Tourism Academy Director-Dr. Mircea Constantinescu for H.E. Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn concludes: In your new capacity, as the representative of ETHIOPIA on world tourism and on international cultural stage, we hope that the World will benefit now from your public exertions and support in creating a new world community based on peace, development and tourism as the pillars of international cooperation.
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.
On March 18, 2015 will be celebrated for the second time, across the world, the International Day of World Protected Areas and National Parks.
After being held for the first time last year at the indications of European Council on Tourism and Trade Last, efforts are made to proclaim it as the International Day at the 70th General Assembly of United Nations (UN).
The Day of 18 March is to be marked every year to underline the importance of world protected areas and natural parks in the conservation of bio-diversity, in promoting environmental protection and awareness and avoiding economic exploitation and depletion of this areas.
H.E. ECTT President in the middle surrounded by Ambassadors of United Arab Emirates(left)-Yacoub Yousef al Hosani and Kazakhstan Ambassador-Talgat Kaliyev (right) in 2013
According to the decision from 18 March 2013 of European Council on Tourism and Trade President Office, each year on 18 March, the world will celebrate world protected areas and natural parks and will raise awareness of the importance of every country establishing such areas and register them in a word data base and to control the economic activities in this areas and also support and promote tourism in this areas as a powerful economic promotion tool.
The decision decree of European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea remarks the fact that: 18 March is a day of action, for the establishment and protection of world natural areas, for the promotion of bio-diversity, as a powerful promotion tool for tourism activities.
Also is worth considering that according to the executive order, all the tourism prizes and recognition offered by European Tourism Organization will have to incorporate the respect for world protected areas and natural parks.
The country celebrated today across Europe is the Republic of Zimbabwe, the receiver of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD for 2014.
Zimbabwe had actively tackled the issue of natural areas protection and the title was regarded as an encouragement for continuing actions on the field of world natural protected areas.
The 2015 recipient of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION will also have to endeavor to promote bio-diversity protection or to support the establishment of natural protected areas and parks, as a tool for protecting nature and supporting sustainable development stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
The event held on 18 March 2015, had united under the title of International Day of World Protected Areas and National Parks more than 26 ambassadors and diplomatic envoys to the headquarter of European Council on Tourism and Trade.
Other allocutions where held by Academician Mircea Constantinescu, European MP`s: Steliana Miron, Ionita Dan, Marcel Dumitru Bujor etc. and by presentations of the environmental situation in their country held by the ambassadors of Morocco, Malaysia, Macedonia and Cyprus etc.
The second world celebration of International Day of World Protected Areas and National Parks, inspired by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-Goodwill Ambassador for World Protected Areas and National Parks was dedicated to attract the world attention to the issue of establishing and protecting natural areas and parks for the benefit of future generation and as an intricate part in sustainable development and in tourism development.
Briefing regarding the magistral contribution of European Council on Tourism and Trade to world development.
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.
On 28 of October 2014 the taking office and protocol meeting to present the Egypt candidature for World Best Tourist Destination in 2015 has taken place.
Dialogue between H.E. Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade and H.E. Dr. Abu Ambassador of Republic of Egypt.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolution`s in Egypt, evolution`s, that are consolidating Egypt`s economic development.
Egypt`s transition toward stability is witnessed with sympathy and interest by European Council on Tourism and Trade and is subject to a monthly review in order to decide the level of security advises necessary for tourists awareness emphasized Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea.
Ambassador Dr. Abu Alaa presented the latest achievements in tourism development and security arrangements and the vision for re-opening the economic cooperation, developing parliamentary dialogue and strengthening cultural relations and building new bridges of understanding between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Arab Republic of Egypt.
The parties had appreciated that: between European Council on Tourism and Trade and A.R.Egypt there are large areas of common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the entities and now it is an auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding this framework of dialogue and friendship.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea accepted Egypt presentation for World Best Tourist Destination in 2015 and for Alexandria, pearl of Mediterranean Sea, candidature for World Capital of Culture and Tourism in 2015, expressing his hope that the situation in Egypt will allow the country to re-become the touristic hub it once was, with over 20 million tourist`s yearly.
The two candidature are a self presenting evidence that :the Government of Egypt is serious about developing tourism, healing the wounds of so-called Arab spring and regaining for the country the status of prime star tourism destination.
The two candidature will be seriously look at and will be taken under consideration, as the country is relishing with cultural and historical treasures, that need to be promoted and preserved for future generations affirmed President Dr. Caragea.
The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.
The parties tabled economic cooperation projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy plant rehabilitation, agricultural storage construction, railroad restructuring, developing mass media and tourism connections etc.
The discussion led the foundations of continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Egypt.