09/05/2018

WORLD TOURISM AND TRAVEL AWARDS CEREMONY IN DJIBOUTI-WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Djibouti played host for a week (16 to 22 April 2018) to global tourism celebrations marking the inscription of the capital city on the list of WORLD CAPITAL`S OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

Attending the ceremonies was a high ranking delegation of global tourism institutions European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy lead by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


President of The Republic of Djibouti: Academician ISMAIL OMAR GUELLEH in the center of global tourism institutions delegates presenting DJIBOUTI as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.


The world tourism delegates where welcomed with a colorful ceremony on the Djibouti Airport tarmac and received lush flowers bouquets in a sign of peaceful arrival.



On April 18, 2018, a working session with representatives of Presidency of Djibouti chaired by Secretary General Mohamed Abdillahi Wais, Ministry of Economy (with tourism as mandate), Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information and with the delegates of European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy chaired by President Dr. Anton Caragea has taken place.


During the day a series of dialogues where held between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Culture, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Moumin Hassan Barreh, Ministry of Tourism and The President of the National Assembly of Djibouti Mr.Mohamed Ali Houmed.


                        


The main event of the week of celebrations was the official inscription of DJIBOUTI as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM in a powerful, music and rhythm driven ceremony destined to showcase the cultural endowment of people of Djibouti.


On display where ceremonial weaponry, costumes, dances, ceremonies of Issas, Afars, Yemenis constituting the matrix of today`s Djibouti.


Actors, poets, dancers and musicians from far and wide contributed to a glittering performance and crafted a vivid portrait of a young and yet cultured nation.


Congratulatory remarks were addressed for the delegates attending DJIBOUTI as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM festivities by Ministers of Culture and Islamic Foundations, Ministry of Tourism and a presentation of the country new tourism strategy was unveiled for the benefit of those present.


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More about President of Djibouti agenda for development can be accessed here:


EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY PRAISES PRESIDENT ISMAIL O. GUELLEH DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES


ACADEMICIAN MIRCEA CONSTANTINESCU: PRESIDENT ISMAIL GUELLEH IS AN EXEMPLARY LEADER


PRESIDENT OF DJIBOUTI SAY`S NO TO DESTRUCTION AND YES TO PRESERVATION


DJIBOUTI`S PRESIDENT HAS BUILD A TOURISM ORIENTED ECONOMY OUT OF NOTHING: EXPERT`S OPINION


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The core of the festivity came at the moment of announcing H.E. President Ismail Omar Guelleh as the new ACADEMICIAN member of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY with a powerful presentation speech by Academician Mircea Constantinescu, European Academy Director.


Hand in hand for African tourism future: President of Djibouti-Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh and President of European Council on Tourism and Trade – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



President of European Council on Tourism and Trade – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea took to the rostrum to announce officially that from April 19, 2018, DJIBOUTI is THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM in recognition of a splendid array of natural and historical monuments encapsulated in a rapidly developing country and powered by a dynamic people.


H.E. Ismail Omar Gulleh, The President of Djibouti come to the fore to a rapturous welcome by his people and was surrounded with huge manifestations of love and respect and ululations of admiration for his crowning as a new ACADEMICIAN and for the country assuming the new mantle as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.



In a prominent and poignant allocution President Omar Gulleh, now Academician Ismail Omar Gulleh charted the new directions for his country and promised to further endeavor to make Djibouti recognized and to etch the name of his nation on the global stage.


Djibouti as a WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM has become a center of beaming culture, a beacon of development on the banks of the Red Sea and a tourism center for the Horn of Africa showing to all the region that another destiny free from fear and poverty is possible.


President Dr. Anton Caragea andPresident Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh announcing to the world: DJIBOUTI IS WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.



Global tourism delegates lead by President Dr. Anton Caragea had immersed afterwards in a discovery trip among the natural beauties and man-made carved civilizations of Djibouti.


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More information on Djibouti tourism potential and strategy can be extracted from these sources:


DJIBOUTI: WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM


SIX ARGUMENTS THAT BODE WELL FOR DJIBOUTI`S TOURISM FUTURE


WHAT YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT DJIBOUTI 


AFRICAN TOURISM ON THE RISE


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The trip encompassed discovery of the Gulf of Tadjoura with the island of Moucha at his heart, old center of slaves and coffee trade and a symbolic place for the birth of Djibouti in the XIX century.



The fabled city of Tadjoura, the center of commerce of hides, oysters, coffee and ivory, rich and powerful dominating the south of Red Sea and portrayed as the white city or the city of seven mosques was a main point of interest.


The astonishing collection of natural monuments spanning from The Great African rift to Bab el Mandeb, to the volcano of  Ardoukôba, the impressive Goubet Al Kharab, the island of Devil and the gates of Inferno where all magnificent sights to see.



The opportunities for leisure tourism, balmy sun and sea tourism wherein length explained during the visit to the incredible Sable blanc-White sands.


Finally a visit to the lowest place on the African continent: Lake Assal put the delegates in awe of the country tourism potential.


 Concluding the visit to Djibouti-THE WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM President Dr. Anton Caragearemarked that: Djibouti is this unique spot:  a place of magic!



The magic of the beginning of Earth`s history, the geological miracle of the gates of Earth opening and a place where volcanoes are resurrected after 3000 years sleep.


Djibouti is the magic of poets and dreamers that where touched by the aura of this place and in turn they give Djibouti a name in the cultural history of the world.


The magic of men`s who created here kingdoms, built mosques and carved out cities that lasted for hundreds of years.


May Djibouti succeed in tourism on the level of his potential.



INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY DEDICATED TO PREY NOKOR KNUNG, TO SDECH KHAN AND PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN VISION

On May 20, 2018, on the function of INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade,  Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will present the global role and significance of the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CAMBODIA and will officially recognize the cultural establishment as a WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM for his priceless artifacts and outstanding contribution to the human civilization understanding.



The worldwide community of museums is to celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2018.


In order to better mark this international day, the global tourism and cultural institution: European Council on Tourism and Trade decided to award the title of World`s Favorite Museum to The National Museum of Cambodia.


The presence of PHNOM PENH based NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CAMBODIA to top the list of the most wanted museums in the world is a confirmation of the status of the kingdom as a top-notch cultural destination in the world.


It is also a vindication of the country incredible cultural heritage and legacy stretching for more than two millenniums.


Cambodia succeeds one more time to shine on world cultural stage as the National Museum based in Phnom Penh gets on the list of World`s Favorite Museums.


National Museum of Cambodia is named for the second year as World`s Favourite Museum.


With over 1 million visitors per year and over 14.000 objects and artifacts, the museum takes a leading role in the world of culture and has received a host of world dignitaries in the last years when the Museum has become a symbol of Cambodia’s recent renaissance and a tourism center after the country was named WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION.


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What to do visit in Cambodia and Phnom Penh? Here are some suggestions:

♦ THE GUIDE AROUND PHNOM PENH

♦ PHNOM PENH: THE CITY OF WATERS!

♦ A VISIT TO PHNOM PENH! HIGHLIGHT OF A PERFECT CITY! 

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The history of the National Museum of Cambodia goes back to the early 20th century.


It was inaugurated on 13 April 1920, under the patronage of King Sisowath and is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of Khmer cultural artifacts including sculpture, ceramics and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian periods.


King Sisowath statue adorns the center of Phnom Penh.

He was the creator of National Museum of Cambodia.

 


The Museum promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of Cambodia‘s heritage through the presentation, conservation, safekeeping, interpretation and acquisition of Cambodian cultural material.


It aims to educate and inspire its visitors with a humongous collection of huge Buddhas, Vishnu`s, and Shiva’s, cryptic and poetic inscription fragments, intimidating weaponry, and elegant vases.


The museum carries a remarkably thorough vision of Cambodia’s art, from the pre-history to the post-Angkor periods.


Angkor period statues: the main highlight of the National Museum of Cambodia.


Not only the large art collections or the valuable patrimony had made the museum to top the list of world`s museums, but also the educational trail offered to visitors was taken into consideration as is offering the opportunity to delve into history, to be affordable and effortless and helping visitors to understand, contemplate and relax at the same time.


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 2016 Visit to NATIONAL MUSEUM OF  CAMBODIA

2017 Visit to NATIONAL MUSEUM OF  CAMBODIA

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The Kingdom of Cambodia is hosting a plethora of significant museums like: SIEM REAP based Angkor National Museum, the incredible SAMBOR PREI KUKarchaeological site and the more recent addition to the cultural landscape of the Kingdom: PREY NOKOR KNUNG, a generous religious and historical  cultural center dedicated to SDECH KHAN, one of the most famous rulers of Cambodia.


The renaissance of Cambodia`s cultural patrimony is result of a luminary policy enacted by the government of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo ACADEMICIAN HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom who realized that the country can only be rebuilt based on the wealth of culture and historic greatness.


On May 20, 2018, on the function of INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade,  Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will present the global role and significance of the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CAMBODIA and will officially recognize the cultural establishment as a WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM for his priceless artifacts and outstanding contribution to the human civilization understanding.


In 2016 and 2017 the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF  CAMBODIA received the visits of ASEAN delegates, European Union delegates, who praised the outstanding humanity’s legacy of  Kingdom of Cambodia and of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates led by President Anton Caragea.


More information about INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY can be accessed here:


2015 – WORLD FAVORITE MUSEUM LIST

WORLD`S TOP MUSEUMS LIST



26/04/2018

WORLD TOURISM INSTITUTE PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA RECEIVES NATIONAL ORDER OF DJIBOUTI-27 JUNE 1977

Tourism was at the heart of recent days celebrations in Djibouti as the country was crowned as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM, has launched his new tourism strategy and received the visit of the leading teams of global tourism institutions (European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy).



Tourism was also honored on April 19,2018 in the person of H.E. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of  European Council on Tourism and Trade who was decorated with the Republic of Djibouti highest order: NATIONAL ORDER OF 27 JUNE 1977.

The official ceremony for awarding President Dr. Anton Caragea has taken place on the premises of Government Palace in Djibouti city.



This is not necessary a recognition for myself but a tribute to the role of tourism as promoter of peace and dialogue, of understanding and development, part and parcel of the XXI century diplomacy, commented President Anton Caragea on the official handover ceremony of the decoration. 


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More about WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM is accessible here:


PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA: WHY IS DJIBOUTI A WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM


WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISMofficial website


AFRICAN TOURISM ON THE RISE


ARGUMENTS FOR DJIBOUTI AS A TOURISM CENTER


DJIBOUTI: NO.5 ECONOMY IN THE WORLD(World Bank)


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On the occasion of the official visit to the Republic of Djibouti, European Council on Tourism and Trade President Dr. Anton Caragea was received by Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti.


A dialogue of friendship and cooperation between H.E. President of Djibouti-Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh and H.E. ECTT President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



The meeting of the two leaders was also attended by H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti and members of his administration.

Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh express his gratitude on behalf of people and Government of Djibouti for the official visit of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the country of the Horn of Africa and for the entire support offered to the state of Djibouti in the areas of asserting the country influence in the fields of diplomacy, culture and tourism.


On his turn Professor Dr. Anton Caragea graciously expressed his gratitude and that of his delegation for the exceptional and warm welcoming ceremony and for the perfect role played by Djibouti as the host of African Culture and Tourism Week.


H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti had officially bestowed upon ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea the NATIONAL ORDER OF 27 JUNE on the highest rank.



Djibouti is rapidly evolving from a center of great business a central place in international trade and a crucial supplier of security for African continent into an area of culture, traditions and natural riches to be exploited for the development of tourism, remarked Council President Dr. Anton Caragea.


Concluding the meeting with H.E. Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh President of the Republic of Djibouti, and according to the president instructions H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti had officially bestowed upon European President Dr. Anton Caragea the NATIONAL ORDER OF 27 JUNE on the highest rank.



This decoration comes in recognition a lifetime achievements of President professor Dr. Anton Caragea in developing world tourism, promoting culture and traditions amalgamated in the XXI century diplomacy, in promoting democracy and freedom and in the defense of peace on global arena has stated H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed Prime Minister of Djibouti.


The decoration ceremony has taken place in the presence of the members of government of Djibouti, members of parliament and presidency and was live broadcasted.


On the venue witnessing the event where: the Minister of Culture, Moumin Hassan Barreh, the Minister Delegate for Trade and Tourism, Hassan Houmed Ibrahim, the Secretary General of the Presidency, Mohamed Abdillahi Waïs, the Chief of Cabinet of the Presidency, Mohamed Abdoulkader Ibrahim, the Director General of the National Tourist Office, Osman Abdi Mohamed, and high level delegates of the European Council of Tourism and Trade (Mr. Pavel Avramoiu-Hospitality Director, Mihai Prundianu-Chairman for Trade, Academician Mircea Constantinescu-European Academy Director, Mr. Jacob Fonea-Foreign Investment Director in ECTT).