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: the 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. 

A perfect resource for palaeontology and prehistory, the museum is filled with incredible historical findings, Ethnography and modern art. 

The collection at the national museum is as varied as it is large; visitors have the opportunity to see fossilised remains of early humans, regalia and other memorabilia from former Ethiopian rulers, traditional and ceremonial costumes, modern paintings and sculptures and pre-Axumite findings


The Asian countires made a strong showing on the start of European Council on Tourism and Trade competition for World Tourism Awards 2016.

From Korean fan dances to Chinese opera dances and music selection, all was carved as a show of pomp and pagentry, in order to make 2016- The Year of Asian Tourism on European and world markets.

In 2013 Laos was the first Asian country to win World Best Tourist Destination and favorite cultural desigantion. 

President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea participated in the inauguration ceremony of the first edition of the Embassy Tourism Festival -World Best Tourist Destination at the “Romanian Athenaeum ” Opera and Musical Theatre.

Europe`s President-Anton Caragea, H.E. Ambassador Daulet Batrashev, Yerzhan Bertayev and Academician Mircea Constantinescu

President Dr. Anton Caragea and Academician Mircea Constantinescu are opening the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competitions.

This event has taken place on December 15, 2015 and has marked the opening of the international contests for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM for 2016.

Held under the patronage of the European Council on Tourism and Trade,  the World Best Tourist Destination -Embassy Tourism Festival is an element of novelty in the European cultural space, consisting in a series of projects meant to promote the cultural diversity of the countries that outlined candidatures to World Best Tourist Destination, under the “Open your culture” slogan.

Chinese dances for World Best Tourism Destination

Peoples Republic of China present`s his national treasures for World Best Tourism Destination. 

The inauguration ceremony, started with the message of the European Council on Tourism and Trade President, who highlighted the potential of the European culture, and the contribution of such public and cultural diplomacy initiatives to the dialogue between cultures, between generations, between the diplomatic community and civil society.

Embassy Festival to honor World Best Tourism Destination Award

Embassies Festival presents 54 countries candidatures for World Best Tourism Destination in 2016. 

President Dr. Anton Caragea expressed satisfaction that the World Best Tourism Destination-Embassy Festival takes place concurrently with the Annual Meeting of the European Tourism and is marking lavishly the start of World Best Tourist Destination competition.

Korean dances for World Best Tourism Destination

Korean dances capture the imaginations of the world public

The celebration continued with a music and theater a new mixture of archaic music and contemporary dance.

Korean Fan dances for World Best Tourism Destination

Korean fan dances are highly appreciated by H.E. President Anton Caragea

World Best Tourism Destination -Embassy Tourism Festival will continue until 5 February 2016, having a diverse agenda and over 50 embassies, cultural institutes and international organizations as participants, representing 6 continents.



European Tourism Academy had become from November 2015 a member of UN Academic Impact initiative, a global network of universities that support UN values and goals.

On the congratulation letter read out on 13 December 2015, The Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade make the fallowing remarks:

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea -ECTT President is outlining the future of European Academy.
“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 modernizing the world economy and managing its transition to an innovative path of development, it is important to significantly enhance the effectiveness of the Academy.

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

We need to ensure the widespread use of theoretical developments and technologies in tourism, diplomacy and culture. Of course 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.”

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.

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


The Office of President of European Council on Tourism and Trade release a special communique on the occasion of the successful closing of COP21 Paris Climate Conference.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Council President statement is presenting an encouragement declaration, marking the importance of the event for world tourism and for world natural protected areas and natural parks.

Here is the full text:

​It gives me a special pleasure to greet the results of the Paris Climate Conference COP21.
The Paris Agreement has succeed in providing the framework for accelerating the global transition to low-carbon climate –resilient economies. As the SG of United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon rightly stated "We are the first generation that can end poverty. We are also the last generation that can slow global warming before it is too late." 
We should not miss this opportunity.
The Paris conference was a historic opportunity to accelerate the shift to a low carbon, climate-resilient global economy.
 People around the world are looking to their leaders for a signal that they are ready and willing to take decisive action to tackle climate change. 
I launch an appeal  to those that support a strong Paris deal to take every opportunity to speak out and make their position clear.
Now, of extremly importance is the role to be played by the Civil society in raising awareness among the public and putting pressure on governments to show leadership and to ask for accountability rules to give stakeholders confidence that countries will deliver on their commitments.
 As well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the new agreement is also addresing adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the mobilisation of finance for climate action from a variety of public and private sources.

The climate action plans – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – submitted so far bend the global emissions curve downward, but there is still much effort demanded and as soon as possible.

The transformation of the world’s energy systems is crucial for world natural protected areas and natural parks by this avoiding the worst consequences of climate change and setting the world on a sustainable development pathway.

It os our shared duty as representatives of the people and humanity to foster the transformation of world energy systems in to cleaner, lower-carbon sources, and to ensure the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems by the end of the century.

Your efforts after the COP21 will manifest themself by  implementing the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

European Council on Tourism and Trade has saluted this  agenda as a roadmap to end global poverty – including energy poverty – and to help build a life of dignity for all.
This is our committment and obligation for the generations to come.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are supporting are reflecting the importance of sustainable energy for societies, economies and human world.
SDG 17 are calling to “ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.

The Agenda that European Council on Tourism and Trade works to promote, recognizes the close links between energy and the other SDGs, including the goal on climate change.

I salute your exertions to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous future for all.