08/08/2018

CUBA NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AWARD

The official candidature of The Republic of Cuba for FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN THE WORLD and WORLD TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD was accepted and dully registered, being the last candidature accepted for 2018/2019 tourism year announced the Office of The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.


On this occasion, H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has wished full success for the country international recognition in the field of tourism.




Are we looking at the next FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION?



On the occasion of the arrival of the new ambassador of Cuba,  H.E. Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA, the official audience with the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has taken place.


The presentation and cooperation meeting was focused on the tourism potential of the Caribbean island, recovery of the tourism industry after Irma hurricane and opportunities for investment in tourism industry on Cuba after the latest legal and constitutional framework changes and the chances of the beautiful hot-spot to be named as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION.


H.E. Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA, the new Ambassador of Cuba, has outlined the changes in property laws, the acceptance of private property and is guarantee by the state and the special support offered for hotel and hospitality chains interested in investing in the booming Cuban tourism sector.


The bilateral discussion, has marked the debut of mandate for H.E. Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA and H.E. ECTT President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has officially presented the congratulations for the start of mandate of the new ambassador noting the world tourism institution hopes for a fruitful cooperation and also has marked the official congratulations for the new Head of State of The Republic of Cuba: H.E. Miguel Díaz-Canel – President of Council of State and Council of Ministers.


H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea had addressed the official congratulation message for the newly elected President of Cuba H.E. Miguel Díaz-Canel.



The election of the new Cuban leader is a testimony of the desire of Cuba to continue on the path of revolution and to foster new development ways while maintaining the legacy and conquest of the Revolution, underlined Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Our desires for bilateral cooperation and consolidated relations expressed in our official message from 2017 addressed to Comrade Raul Castro are still present and representing our vision in the bilateral relations stated the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.



Dialogue of friendship marking the beginning of the new mandate: ECTT  President-Dr. Anton Caragea and Cuban Ambassador Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA.



President Dr. Anton Caragea express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolution`s in Cuba, that are consolidating Cuba`s economic development, open society and are creating a sense of perfect unity between the people of Cuba and the government. Cuba`s revolutionary transition under Commander Raul Castro supervision and President Miguel Díaz-Canel guidance and leadership is witnessed with sympathy and interest in Europe, emphasized Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


H.E. Ambassador Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA expressed his gratitude for the good wishes related to his new mandate and presented the latest achievements in bilateral relations :developing cultural relations and building new bridges of understanding between world tourism institution-ECTT and Cuba.


Cuba`s tourism potential proposed for evaluation for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD.



The parties had appreciated that between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Cuba there are  large area of common interests , designed to forge a good understanding  and a long-term cooperation.


Marking the opportunity Professor Dr. Anton Caragea stress the significance for the new Ambassador: Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA, to place accent on the cooperation in the fields of hospitality and tourism promotion, taking full advantage of the support of the Presidency of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, a unique occasion to foster Cuban  tourism potential and international image across the continent.


Europe and Cuba can foster an impressive cultural and touristic cooperation pressed Professor Dr. Anton 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 .


In the end of the discussion the official candidature of Cuba for WORLD TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD was accepted and dully registered, being the last candidature accepted for 2018/2019 tourism year.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has wished full success for the country international recognition and encouraged the ambassador to continue his diplomatic presentation tour with a meeting with European Tourism Academy leadership in order to foster tourism and the better understanding of Cuba in the world.

13/07/2018

CAMBODIA ON THE ROAD TO FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY AND A POWERFUL ECONOMY. ACADEMICIAN HUN SEN DID IT!

Cambodia has succeed on an incredible path of development in the last span of time proving that is possible in the same time to build a powerful and tourism oriented economy and to embrace a democratic experiment without equal in the region.



The country has become known as a tourism miracle under the savvy leadership of Prime Minister-Academician HUN SEN registering more than 6 million tourists in 2017 from a mere 3 million in 2015.


The country was crowned as WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2016 paving the way for this incredible growth and it`s capital city Phnom Penh was registered as a WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM drawing investors and tourists in record numbers.


Now the Kingdom of Cambodia promises to usher in an era of unprecedented democracy and open society with the starting of the electoral campaign for the country NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, the main chamber of the parliament.


The Kingdom of Cambodia has embarked on a democratic experiment offering free media, a vibrant civil society and a large array of political parties and ideologies and in the same time has kept his promises for international investors and has delivered a powerful tourism driven growth that proved a remarkable resilience.


This ambitious target of developing economy and the democratic credentials of the state has got international community on board as they expressed their support for Cambodia`s  commitment to hold free and transparent polls and more than 65.000 national and international observers will give their seal of approval to the parliamentary elections slated for Jul 29, 2018.


The three-week long campaign started on Saturday with the candidates for 20 parties outlining their vision for July 29 general election.


In figures elections are encompassing: Twenty political parties that will contest in the forthcoming election, some 8.3 million people cast their ballots, and more than 65.000 national and international observers attending and closely monitoring the process, according to the National Election Committee (NEC).



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CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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Cambodian Prime Minister Academician Hun Sen, president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), held a rally at the Diamond Island in the capital of Phnom Penh gathering more than 60,000 supporters.


Addressing his supporters, Hun Sen called for the people to join him in safeguarding the country’s hard-earned peace, stability and development.


“If you love peace and development, please vote for the Cambodian People’s Party,” he said at the event, which was broadcast live on local television channels.



Academician Hun Sen, the nation prime minister is credited for building a strong economy and a vibrant democracy and is widely expected to retain his position on a wave of popular support.



“The CPP has been the only political force that has stayed and shared the ups and downs with the people, and has done everything for the interest of the people,” the prime minister said.


He also announced the CPP’s political agenda for building and defending the nation for the next five years, vowing to protect the monarchy, and promoting the multi-party liberal democracy and respect for human rights.


He added the CPP defended the independence, sovereignty, full territorial integrity and peace of the country without allowing anyone to violate and destroy them, and categorically opposed foreign interference in Cambodia’s internal affairs.


He said the party would develop the nation into a strong and advanced state based on the rule of law and would continue social-economic development toward achieving a more prosperous country.


The prime minister said if the CPP continues to win the election, the CPP-led government would further increase salaries for the civil servants and armed forces and would further lower electricity tariffs.


Meanwhile, Hun Sen called on all political parties and stakeholders to strictly adhere to the laws, regulations and procedures of the election in order to ensure good political environment and to make the election proceed successfully with free, fair and just outcomes that all sides can accept.



On the opening day of the election campaign, other parties also gathered in other parts of the city.


The Funcinpec Party, led by Prince Norodom Ranariddh, held a gathering with about 2,000 supporters, according to the NEC. The prince was unable to join the campaign since he was badly injured in a road accident last month.


The League for Democracy Party, led by former opposition lawmaker Khem Veasna, held a rally with about 15,000 activists, as the Khmer Will Party, headed by former opposition member Kong Monika, rallied with about 300 supporters.


The election campaign will last until July 27, as the election for the 125-seat National Assembly will be held on July 29.


In the last election on July 28, 2013, eight political parties joined the race. The CPP won 68 seats in the then-123-seat National Assembly.


Political analysts predict that Hun Sen’s party will continue to win a landslide victory in the upcoming election based on the country incredible rates of development, low unemployment and steady growth rates that placed the nation on the top 6 economy of the world .


International observers assessing the credibility of the poll consider it to be one of the best in country`s history and fully in compliance with international standards.

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.