DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO EUROPE CELEBRATES CONTINENT DAY

Building on a successful cooperation on last year’s Europe Day, the European Tourism Academy supported the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT)  to organize the Europe Day on Tuesday , 9 May 2017.

 

             

2017 EUROPE DAY reception has enjoyed a massive participation and the launch of new partnerships for European Council on Tourism and Trade with DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

The reception was attended by over 1000 people from including prominent guests such as government representatives, diplomatic corps in Bucharest, business leaders, academia, and the media.

The celebration started with the Europe anthem “Ode to Joy”. H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , the Head of ECTT/ Ambassador  welcomed the attendees with a brief speech followed by European Tourism Academy Director , Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , the Head of ECTT/ Ambassador welcomes Korean delegation to EUROPE DAY festivities.

 

The ceremony was officially opened with the traditional cake-cutting by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea together with Academician Mircea Constantinescu, and High Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Mark Doda as well as all ECTT accredited ambassadors in Bucharest.

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT ) and European Tourism Academy , in cooperation with its partners would like to thank all the sponsors and European embassies  by giving a great contribution to make Europe Day Reception as a memorable celebration of Europe and ECTT accomplishments.

Welcoming the guests for EUROPE DAY 2017

On the fringes of the celebrations and reception was launched the BEST OF EUROPE/BEST OF THE WORLD program promoting the best products and lifestyle goods from across Europe and the world.

The first company to be enrolled in the product promotion and universal recognition of value was COFINLUXE and DALI HAUTE PERFUMERIE, the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME for 2017.

 

Others followed suit like: wine and champagne and sparkling wine producers registered in the fallowing days (European Diplomatic Wine`s partners like HOUSE OF PANCIU who unveiled for you the best European sparkling wines and HOUSE OF WINES COTNARI).

 EUROPE at 60! A GOOD YEAR TO CELEBRATE!

The European Council on Tourism and Trade had hosted the formal reception at European Tourism Academy Headquarters on May 9 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

Invitees lists included ministers, members of Parliament, justices, senior officials, members of the diplomatic crop, representatives of international and regional organizations and of the civil society, media, development partners and representatives of the private sector.

May 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

CELEBRATING EUROPE CREATIVE POTENTIAL: DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE IS ELECTED WORLD FAVORITE FRAGRANCE CREATOR IN 2017

Europe has a new diplomatic partner in DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE – the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME IN 2017.

The decision has being announced during EUROPE DAY celebrations by European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

European diplomatic partnerships are concluded in order to showcase to the world the European savoir faire and know how and to offer to foreign leaders a taste of what European tradition and culture stands for in the world.

Europe’s most prestigious and luxurious items are included on the diplomatic partnerships list.

From May 9, 2017, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE creations: uniting Salvador Dali art with perfume creation technique of famous perfumer: Alberto Morillas had being inscribed on this list.

 

 

On the occasion of Europe Day 2017, France has received a new recognition as the center of world culture and lifestyle with the title of CREATOR OF WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME being saliently ascribed to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

The Perfume is from 17th century onwards an intricate part of European culture and must be inscribed as a part of tourism development as tourists are attracted by magic places where perfume is made and by perfume artists.

Today the quest for exclusive perfumes, for the secrets of the perfume creators has a new address: Dali Haute Parfumerie, World Favorite Perfume in 2017, based in Paris.

Dali Haute Parfumerie has being inspired by the jewels collections created by the artist and now the exceptional perfume bottles are transformed in works of art, the jewels on the cap have to be preserved and kept in house for generations to come.

 

 

 

 

It was Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of Cofinluxe that harbored the bold idea to launch a new luxury perfume brand, based on the artistic creations of Salvador Dali.  A visionary decision that ascribed DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE on the road to universal recognition and success

Having your own signed Salvador Dali perfume in your house is without doubt the greatest gift that Dali Haute Parfumerie is offering to the aficionados of high end perfumes.

But the magic doesn’t stop at the bottle!

The perfume bottles of Dali Haute Parfumerie are the chalice that is protecting the fragrances carved by one of the world`s best perfume artists, fragrances that will invite you on a voyage across the essences of life.

Inside every Dali Haute Parfumerie fragrance you will find the rarest raw materials and substances in the perfume industry ranging from: absolute ambrette, orange blossom absolute, musk, patchouli of Indonesia, ylang-ylang, so many natural aromas and essences that will instantly transport you in a oneiric voyage.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE succeeded in bringing a new life to French Perfume.

 

In the official letter penned for Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE (the parent company of Dali Haute Perfumerie)on May 9, 2017, on Europe Day and announcing Dali Haute Parfumerie as World Favorite Perfume in 2017 is noted that: «Starting today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE is receiving the precious recognition of quality for cosmetics and perfume’s industry and a sign of trust on international markets as the WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017.

 

On May 9, on the EUROPE DAY, when we are celebrating the values of our continent and all that our peoples are producing and in the presence of diplomatic corps accredited to our institution we have publicly signed the decree conferring the official title of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017 to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

 

From today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE fragrances will be used for protocol gifts, product tasting, for brand presentations, for international delegations and international events related to tourism, trade and diplomacy across the world, promoting Europe industriousness, innovation spirit and cultural prowess.

European Council on Tourism and Trade proudly crowned Dali Haute Parfumerie for the unique and astute spirit of promoting the European, but also universal values of Salvador Dali creations and encapsulating in his perfumes the French spirit, the European culture and the magic of a great perfume artist Alberto Morillas».

For orders and special request kindly consult the list of Official Distribution and Partners of DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE or contact direct Orders Department at: +33 1 55 37 71 72

May 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

ROMANIAN NATIONAL WINE FOR 2016 IS PRODUCED BY HOUSE OF PANCIU/CASA PANCIU

Romania had selected as national wine in 2016, wine of official presentation for public functions, the wine produced by the HOUSE OF PANCIU.

Romanian had also decided to highlight during this year the FETEASCA NEAGRA wine ilk as the national wine representative for the country terroir.

The Romanian wine aficionados attended the yearly meeting destined to showcase the best of Romanian wines and to elect the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016-THE BEST WINE OF ROMANIA.

The 30th January 2016 gathering took place in the luxurious compound of Mariott Hotel.

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Listening to already a long-established tradition of DIPLOMATIC WINE ceremony: the ambassadors, politician, diplomats and tasters who hold wine in the greatest esteem as a phenomenon of culture and civilization embraced the opportunity to sample and final select the best wines of Romanian and the leading wine makers of the year 2015.

Under the chairmanship of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania team, Bucharest had become the capital of  wine makers and sparkling wine lovers in search of the best wines and sparkling wines that Romania can offer.

FETEASCA NEAGRA-ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE 2016

 After the tasting session the delegation of wine experts, parliamentarians and diplomats has taken the opportunity to taste and appreciate the Romanian tranquil wines and sparkling wines on display and to carve up a top of Best Romanian Wines of 2016.

The undisputed winner of Romanian wines competition was the famous CASA PANCIU-HOUSE OF PANCIU who obtained the reconfirmation  of her status as the Romanian wine highest quality producer and who was crowned as DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016.

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Diplomats and representatives from Republic of Moldavia and Eastern European Countries and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei tasting the acclaimed  BEST ROMANIAN WINE FOR 2016 -DIPLOMATIC WINE.

 

In the enthused applauses of the participants the name of ROMANIA`S BEST WINE FOR 2016 was revealed and it was: FETEASCA NEAGRA (Black Girly) from CASA PANCIU.

The second place was due to another special wine-MUSCAT OTTONEL from CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU, while the III place has being directed to an example of Romanian winemaking-the Cabernet Sauvignon a product of vinification in white.

Best Sparkling Wine 2016

On the sparkling wines the fight was less contentious as the famous producer HOUSE OF PANCIU (CASA PANCIU), reconfirmed his status as perfect wine maker in the sparkling wine tasting of 2016.

The MUSCAT OTTONEL, sparkling version, won the day and conquered the hearts with his perfect bouquet of aromas of vanilla and berry fruits and for freshness and the round savory taste.

This specificity is creating for every person who taste it, the perfect experience of Romanian sparkling wine.

The second place on sparkling wine tasting session was awarded to the blended  sparkling wine from Muscat Ottonel and Royal Girl (Feteasca Regala) obtained by Asti method that eloquently proved his high quality by his perfect sugar concentration combined outstanding with fresh fruits aroma (grapefruit and pommel).

Tasting Romanian Diplomatic wine 2016

Celebrating the BEST ROMANIAN WINE-CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU: tasters from Targoviste University, Mr. Tudor Stefan-Head of Royal Group of Hotels and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President.

We have now, for a year-long period, in CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU, crowned the most famous Romanian wine maker named as DIPLOMATIC WINE, the representation wine for Romania in 2016.

The BEST ROMANIAN WINE for 2016 the FETESCA NEAGRA has conquered with her long-lasting flavor and has filled with joy the heart of all the diplomats attending the ceremony, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

 

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CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU is bringing joy and marry celebration to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova County! 

 

Let`s raise the glass with this Vin d`honneur (Wine of honour) and wish her success in representing ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016! was the toast of professor Dr. Anton Caragea and his accompanying diplomats.

The diplomats involved in the tasting session had attended a Q&A session with the press and wine makers and encouraged them to keep the CASA PANCIU high mark of quality and to increase the wine quality in the perfect combination of HOUSE OF PANCIU/CASA PANCIU.

CASA PANCIU had already conquered the European markets with a consistent export and is insuring the presence of Romanian wines on international markets was the conclusion of diplomats and specialized wine tasters present at the venue.

For more information’s and orders from BEST ROMANIAN WINE IN 2016 you can be redirected to CASA PANCIU/HOUSE PANCIU official site:

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February 5, 2016 at 10:31 am

ROMANIA SI-A ALES VINUL NATIONAL: FETEASCA NEAGRA DE LA CASA PANCIU

Romania si-a ales pentru 2016 drept vin national, vin de reprezentare si prestigiu, vinul de la CASA PANCIU.

Totodata drept varietate nationala a fost alesa FETEASCA NEAGRA, un vin care prin calitatile sale a fost considerat a fi reprezentativ pentru terroir-ul national.

Iubitorii vinului romanesc sau intalnit, in data de 30 ianuarie 2016, in cadrul luxos oferit de hotelul Mariott, pentru a degusta si a alege, precum in fiecare an: CEL MAI BUN VIN AL ROMANIEI-VINUL DIPLOMATILOR pentru 2016.

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In conformitate  cu traditia ceremoniei VINULUI DIPLOMATILOR: ambasadorii, politicienii, diplomatii si toti cei pentru care vinul inseamna un fenomen de cultura si civilizatie au putut degusta cele mai alese creatii ale vinificatorilor romani si in final alege cele mai bune vinuri ale Romaniei si pe cei mai buni creatori de vinuri ai anului trecut.

In coordonarea Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, Bucurestiul a devenit capitala expertilor si pasionatilor de vinuri, aflati in cautarea savorii vinului si a celor mai bune bauturi spumoase pe care Romania si lumea le poate oferi.

Delegatia de parlamentari si diplomati precum si experti degustatori, din partea  Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a putut sa analizeze si sa decida care este Cel mai bun dintre vinurile linistite si spumante romanesti si sa ne ofere topul calitatii celor mai bune vinuri din Romania pentru anul 2016.

FETEASCA NEAGRA-CEL MAI BUN VIN AL ANULUI 2016

A castigat competitia vinurilor romanesti celebrul producator CASA PANCIU, care a  confirmat din nou inalta calitate a produselor sale cu degustarea vinurilor propuse pentru desemnarea VINULUI DIPLOMATILOR.

Mentionam ca in 2014, CASA PANCIU a mai fost alesa, drept cel mai bun producator de vinuri din tara noastra si incoronata drept fauritorul VINULUI DIPLOMATILOR.

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Degustand VINUL DIPLOMATILOR PENTRU 2016 reprezentanti din Republica Moldova si estul Europei alaturi de Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-PDG Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica si Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei.

 

In aplauzele entuziaste ale celor prezenti a fost aflat numele CELUI MAI BUN VIN AL ROMANIEI PENTRU 2016 si anume-FETEASCA NEAGRA de la Casa Panciu.

Pe locul II s-a aflat MUSCAT OTTONEL-ul de la Casa Panciu si pe locul III s-a situat pe un loc de onoare –Cabernet-ul Sauvignon vinificat in alb, un exemplu al maiestriei vinificatorilor vranceni.

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Cel Mai Bun Vin Spumant Romanesc in 2016- CASA PANCIU

 

La categoria CEL MAI BUN SPUMANT, chiar nu au fost emotii, votul fiind unanim pentru  CASA PANCIU- MUSCAT OTTONEL, spumant care a fost din nou apreciat, de toti cei prezenti, pentru prospetimea si parfumul persistent, aroma perfecta de vanilie si fructe de padure si miezul rotund, perfect imbogatit de arome si care ofera degustatorului experienta perfecta a vinului spumant romanesc, vin ce a reusit sa invinga in competitiile europene odinioara cunoscuta sampanie.

A fost apreciat cu placere si cupajul Muscat Ottonel si Feteasca Regala, obtinut prin metoda Asti, care a stralucit prin concentratia perfecta de zahar, combinata cu aroma de fructe proaspete si de prospetime cu o buna persistenta, care i-a cucerit pe toti cei prezenti, alaturi de notele finale de grapefruit si pomelo.

De acum avem, pentru un an, in CASA PANCIU cel mai faimos producator roman, creatorul VINULUI DIPLOMATIC, vinul de reprezentare al Romaniei pentru anul 2016.

CASA PANCIU va pune la dispozitia iubitorilor din tara si de peste hotare ai vinurilor romanesti, oportunitatea de a degusta minunile ce incanta presedinti, diplomati si lideri din intreaga lume, produsele premiate in competitia din 2016, a apreciat in acordul asistentei Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedintele Director General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.

Tasting Romanian Diplomatic wine 2016

Degustand vinurile perfecte ale CASEI PANCIU: degustatori de la Universitatea din Targoviste, dl.Tudor Stefan-proprietarul lantului de hotelier Royal si Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

Feteasca Neagra de la CASA PANCIU poate fi considerata drept vinul perfect, ce imbina tipicitatea, aroma, gustul complet si tehnologia moderna-ea este noul ambasador al tarii noastre in lume.

Sa ii uram succes! a concluzionat Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, ridicand cupa cu Vin d`honneur in cinstea industriei vinurilor din Romania!

CASA PANCIU-degustare

CASA PANCIU a adus veselie si la Camera de Comert si Industrie!

 

In final diplomatii prezenti au dat interviuri si au discutat cu reprezentatii producatorilor romani oportunitati de cooperare si au subliniat la unison cresterea in calitate a vinurilor linistite si spumante romanesti, vinuri ce incep treptat sa cucereasca pietele mondiale.

Avand drept etalon al calitatii produsele de la CASA PANCIU, atunci putem spune ca vinurile romanesti depasesc multe din cele mai bune vinuri ale lumii si incep deja a fi favoritele Europei, au concluzionat diplomatii si degustatorii prezenti.

Pentru mai multe informatii si comenzi pentru CEL MAI BUN VIN AL ROMANIEI aveti aici site-ul CASA PANCIU!

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February 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HOPES THAT US WILL BECOME A WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE IS THE INSTITUTION GRANTING WORLD BEST TOURIST STATUS

 

Under the influence of a recent visit to Ethiopia – World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 (European Council on Tourism and Trade), United States President, Barack Obama, prepares an overhaul of the country stagnating tourism industry in order to make United States a World Best Tourist Destination.

Barack Obama said that: [Today,] I directed my administration to send me a new national tourism strategy focused on creating jobs. And some of America’s most successful business leaders –- some who are here today –- have signed up to help.

We’re going to see how we can make it easier for foreign tourists to find basic information about visiting America. And we’re going to see how we can attract more tourists to our national parks.

We want people visiting not just Epcot Center, but the Everglades, too. The more folks who visit America, the more Americans we get back to work. It’s that simple.

The President said that: his goal is to ensure that the United States is the top tourist destination in the world.

In the last period of time the well sought out title of Best Tourist Destination obtained a plus of 3 million tourists for Laos, the winner of the title in 2013 and an 80% increase in revenues and number of tourist for Zimbabwe, the winner of world tourism accolade for 2014.

If accepted as a top tourist destination is appreciated that more than 8 million Americans will have jobs in the service and tourism sector.

To better understand the influence that Ethiopian visit has had on United States President Barack Obama vision for tourism, we are outlining for you the main steps of his trip to Ethiopia-World Best Tourist Destination for 2015.

The month of July 2015 had entered in the annals of Ethiopian history, as a fast period of the recent period.

At the beginning of July 2015, the European Council on Tourism and Trade announced that had selected Ethiopia as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2015, the world highest tourism recognition, and between 9 to 15 July an European delegation lead by ECTT President-Anton Caragea toured Ethiopia, fallowed, quickly after, by the arrival of US President Barack Obama for a three day visit (27 to 29 July 2015) in Addis Ababa. This chain of connected events, succeeded in putting the country on the limelight of international trade and tourism, and in the forefront of international diplomacy.

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President Obama starts his journey into ETHIOPIA-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION

We present to you the chronic of the two visits that marked Ethiopia`s place in recent African history.

On the landmark occasion, of the universal proclamation of World Best Tourist Destination for 2015, a top ranking delegation from European Council on Tourism and Trade was invited for a discovery tour of Ethiopia, the receiver of this year most influential tourism designation.

 

Ethiopia national anthem for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015

We are WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION is the hymn of Ethiopia ! A perfect song for a perfect destination!

The visit took place between 9 to 15 July, 2015 and included an important political and diplomatic dimension, with European Council on Tourism and Trade President -Professor Dr. Anton Caragea holding discussions with Minister of Trade-Yaekob Yalla,Minister of Foreign Affairs-Berhane Gebre-Christosand H.E. Amin Abdulkadir – Minister of Culture and Tourism of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopiaand an inclusive and profusely dialogue with Prime Minister of F.D.R. Ethiopia- Academician Hailemariam Desalegn.

 

H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea

Ethiopia tourism is having a perfect future ! with the hand shake between Prime Minister of Ethiopia-Hailemariam Desalegn and ECTT President-Professor dr. Anton Caragea.

The inclusive dialogue, concentrated on promoting bilateral trade, investment and economic cooperation, supporting business people and firms from both regions in cooperating and promoting the exchange of techniques, skills and economic goods.

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United States President Barack Obama at the Gala Dinner in Addis Ababa

 

United States President Barack Obama hold meetings with Ethiopian Prime Minister-Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism-Amin Abdulkadir and Ethiopian President and was treated with an official dinner by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

Dinner in honor of European Council on Tourism and Trade President

Gala dinner for European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) President and his high ranking delegation. (from right to left): Minister of Culture and Tourism – Amin Abdulkadir, H.E. Prime Minister – Academician Hailemariam Desalegn, H.E. ECTT President – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia-Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

On diplomatic arena a cooperation and further developing of honorary consul’s network across the world, was established, with a view to foster tourism, cultural and economic cooperation.

Creating a network of Ambassadors for Tourism and Culture, promoting tourism and the image of Ethiopia, where also tabled, based on other successful examples of actions of tourism promotion carved by European Council on Tourism and Trade.

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea proclaimes ETHIOPIA-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2015

ETHIOPIA IS THE LAND CHOSEN BY GOD ! an WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 proclaimed President  Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

On July 10, 2015 European Council on Tourism and Trade President -Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had presented the World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 insignia to Prime Minister of Ethiopia- Academician Hailemariam Desalegn.

President Anton Caragea, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Minister of Culture and Tourism-Amin Abdulkadir

H.E. ECTT President – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Minister of Culture and Tourism – Amin Abdulkadir,H.E. Prime Minister – Academician Hailemariam Desalegn, are directing the proceedings for World Tourism Awards Ceremony  for 2015.

 

The President also presented the main speech of the world tourism ceremony titled: Ethiopia-the land chosen by God!

European Tourism Academy Director- Academician Mircea Constantinescu, announced also that after receiving the letter destined to World Leaders of Tourism-Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will represent Ethiopia, as the newest honorary members of European Tourism Academy.

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Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Director of European Tourism Academy is presenting the Honorary Academician Title to Prime Minister of Ethiopia- Hailemariam Desalegn.

 

The ceremony for World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 included also folk dances, Ethiopian traditional coffee ceremony and academic presentations, supported by leading figures of Ethiopian cultural establishment.

H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea and Government of FDR Ethiopia

H.E. Prime Minister and Academician Hailemariam Desalegn and European Council on Tourism and Trade  President- Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the center of Ethiopian government and European Council on Tourism and Trade visiting delegation.

In the mean time President Barack Obama schedule contained a visit to African union headquarter and a meeting with African Union chairwoman and a visit on the streets of Addis Ababa and a tour of the Faffa Food factory in Ethiopia`s capital and a tour of the National Palace where WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION ceremony for Ethiopia was held.

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No visit in Ethiopia is complete without paying a visit to Lucy-the grandmother of humanity: President Barack Obama on the first photo and President Dr. Anton Caragea on the latter photo. 

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The ceremony for World Best Tourist Destination in 2015 was live broadcasted and viewed by more than 200 millions viewers and will continued to be presented across Europe for the next year.

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Axum Cathedral: the place of coronation for Emperors of Ethiopia. The last emperor to be crowned here was Haile Selassie I

From 10th July, the European Council on Tourism and Trade President and his delegation embarked in a cultural and tourism program visiting Axum-the first capital of Christian Africa and the centre of a world power in 100 to 400 BC that controlled trade across the Read Sea.

Anton Caragea-European president looking at Axum

Anton Caragea-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade looking over Axum-the first capital of Ethiopian empire (300 a.Chr.)

In Axum, the delegation visit the royal tombs, the Church of the Arch of Covenant, the Saint Mary Imperial Basilica, where the emperors of Ethiopia were crowned.

Specially for European delegates, were opened the gates of the imperial museum, containing the priceless treasures of  ten Ethiopian emperors from garments, to crown adorned with jewels and the robes used for imperial investiture.

 

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Dances and flowers: welcoming at Gondar airport, European delegates with Mayor Getinet Amare.

From Axum, the old imperial city, the delegation led by President Anton Caragea has being directed to Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia from XVII century to XIX century.

Here they have a chance to admire the fiery Amharic dances, in a wonderful welcoming ceremony, offered by the local authorities, enjoyed the fabulous gondarine cuisine at famous Four sisters’ restaurant and toured the imperial city.

ECTT President touring Gondar Imperial Compound

European Tourism delegation is touring the outstandingly preserved Imperial compound of Gondar- Ethiopian empire capital from 17 to 19 century. Behind is the the world famous Fasil Ghibli-Palace of Emperor Fasilides.

Gondar is also world renamed for his architecture and for housing almost ten  emperors, in a period of glory for Abyssinia, as Ethiopia was known in that time.

Garnering Portuguese influence, with Indian and English architectural designs, Gondar is nicknamed as African Camelot for his strange, but perfect architecture.

European President Anton Caragea welcomed at Lalibela-capital of christian Ethiopia

Welcoming in Lalibela with flowers and the beautiful children of Ethiopia: Anton Caragea- European Tourism President and European Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.

European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates were received with a religious ceremony in Lalibela, the holiest Christian city in Africa and the second Jerusalem, as in worldly known.

More than 5000 pilgrims, priests and deacons, welcomed President Dr. Anton Caragea and offered to him and his delegation, special ceremonial robes, to mark their entrance in the holy city.

European Council President Dr. Anton Caragea speking to the people of Lalibela

European Tourism President-Dr. Anton Caragea addressing  to priests, pilgrims and believers at Lalibela-the capital of Christian Africa.

On this occasion, President Anton Caragea held his gratitude speech known as:  To The People of Lalibela, a discourse that quickly captured the imagination of the inhabitants of Lalibela.

An impressive tour of six of the eleven rock hewn churches was conducted, including the famous grave of Saint Lalibela, the church of Medhane Alem (Our Saviour) and Holy Cross Church.

Rock hewn churches of Lalibela

Lalibela is a city greater than words, nothing can prepare you for his atmosphere and nothing can describe it!-President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

In the final leg of the trip, European Council on Tourism and Trade President and his party were treated with a wonderful welcoming to the bustling and sunny south of Ethiopia and with his famous Lake District city of Hawassa.

The delegates were welcomed to music and a fire display by the head of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia and enjoyed a tour of Lake Hawassa, a discovery of the city landmarks and a special night show that touched their hearts.

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Boat trip along the Hawassa lake shores.

The Rift  Valley Lakes of Ethiopia are an internal sea, that can be perfectly used for tourism and leisure.

A special surprised was offered by HE. Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia, Amin Abdulkadir, who arranged for ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea delegation a special discovery tour of Harar-the fourth most holy Islamic site.

Mosque in Harar

Mihai Prundianu, ECTT Trade Chairman pose for a photo in front of famous Harar landmark-Grand Jami Mosque.

The city comprises more than 82 mosques and 4000 saints tombs known in the Islamic world as Medinat Al Awliya- the city of saints and a UNESCO heritage site.

The delegates were welcomed with a coffee ceremony and a tour of famous city enclosure, known as Jugal, and a visit to famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud house in Harar.

 

Harar Traditional House

A short moment of tranquility in a dense schedule: in a famous traditional Gay Ger (house) in Harar.

The visit, to extraordinary city of Harar, was the perfect gift for our delegates, appreciated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The European delegation official visit to Ethiopia is a sign of the country inclusive development, political, clout and prominence in Africa and a mark of the country taking the rightful place that is deserved amidst the most cultural and historical developed country in the world, concluded his remarks, President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

Photo-Journal of EUROPEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION-EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE TO ETHIOPIA-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015

Hawassa City of Diversity

Mrs. Almaz Beyero-Head of Bureau for Culture and Tourism of SNNPRS

Sidamo Cultural Tower

President Anton Caragea at Lalibela Airport

President Dr. Anton Caragea receives Fesil Gebril macheta from Mayor of Gondar-Mr. Getinet Amare

President Dr. Anton Caragea received by Mr. Muhyadin Ahmed-Head of Harari Regional Culture ,Heritage and Tourism Bureau

European Council on Tourism and Trade high ranking delegation at World Best Tourist Destination Ceremony

 

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August 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM AWARDS CEREMONY FOR 2015 DRAWS CANDIDATURES FROM 45 COUNTRIES

According to a press release from the Press Office of the European Tourism Organization-European Council on Tourism and Trade representatives from 43 countries had registered their candidatures for World Best Tourist Destination and World Capital of Culture and Tourism designation for 2015 in an impressive show of support and confidence in the development of world tourism.  

 

European Council on Tourism and Trade President Office outlined in the communique the fact that Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had stated that: I want this year choice to be a legacy of this way of regarding the tourism as a part of world development, of creating a support for cultural recognition`s and eliciting the sentiments of respect for nature and historical legacy of the mankind.

 

WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD had become a center of international tourism recognition in the last span of time.

After obtaining the highest world tourism accolade in 2012, the nation island of Trinidad and Tobago becomes the only Caribbean nation that registered tourism increase in the region.

In 2013 People Democratic Republic of Laos registered a plus of over 1,5 million tourists in the first year and a 7% increase in GDP, due to mounting tourism revenues and Zimbabwe: the 2014 winner rose from zero to hero, in tourism statistics after snatching the world best tourism destination designation.

Band of mariachi interpreting Latin American songs for World Best Tourist Destination for 2015

This string of tourism success stories made 29 countries to start registering their candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in 2015 more early than ever.

Already countries from Central and South America had put forward their touristic potential with a mind blowing extravaganza at Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest where eight Latin American and Caribbean countries outlined their touristic, artistic and cultural potential for European Council on Tourism and Trade election committee.

Algerian Ambassador presenting here country candidature for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2015.

 

ECTT President Anton Caragea highly praised their demonstration as a perfect display of Latin American cultural and touristic prowess that will be seriously regarded by the prize committee.

African countries fallow rapidly with: Nigeria, Congo DRC andAlgeria taking the leading role in outlining their candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION in 2015.

 

Palestine and Bethlehem candidatures for 2015 Tourism Awards presented. 

Middle Eastern countries have outlined also their fantastic touristic and cultural potential with: Turkey, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan in the vanguard of outlining their powerful cultural asset and explaining their security measures put in place to make tourism feel safe and secure and enjoy a well deserve vacation on sandy beaches of Sharm El Sheik or Alexandria of Egypt, discovering ancient cities of Petra and Jerash in Jordan or the Cappadocia coast in Turkey.

 

Egypt hopeful for his World Tourism Awards candidatures

The Central Asian countries tourism potential is expecting to be discovered by the Kazakhstan candidature that is bringing the potential of Caspian Sea, the beauty of Astana-the XXI century capital of the country and the impressive historical legacy of Turkestan-candidate city to WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2015.

Kingodm of Jordan has high hopes in being elected as World Best Tourism Destination in 2015.

In total an initial number of 29 country early bird registered their candidatures, appreciated Mrs. Teodora Nicolae-press officer ECTT and we are expecting that by the end of January 2015, when we will close the registration process we will have even more candidatures.

 

Many contenders for the title opted to register their capitals or other landmark cities or regions for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2015, noted Mrs. Ioana Rosu, responsible for collecting the candidatures for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2015 cities, which is a first.

 

In total 14 cities and region`s from across the globe, aspire for the world famous designation.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had stated that: the evaluation process is already started and it is an ongoing research and decision activity.

We will have also countries that will be approach by us, to take part in the selection process, in order to obtain a balanced geographical distribution of the winners of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and we will consider as always where we can have the biggest impact in promoting a new destination like in Trinidad, in promoting rural and social tourism, like in Lao PDR or rebranding a country and reasserting it in the world tourism field like in Zimbabwe case.

We hope that we will have the same global impact and weight in promoting new emerging destination`s and in asserting cultural tourism role and importance. Culture and social benefits of tourism are encapsulated in our attention, concluded President Dr. Anton Caragea his evaluation of 2015 candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

Let`s wish good luck to all the contenders!

The full text of the Press Office of the European Tourism Organization-European Council on Tourism and Trade release can be read here: EUROPEAN COUNCIL

May 5, 2015 at 10:09 am

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES KAZAKHSTAN AS AN OUTSTANDING DEMOCRATIC MODEL

On 5th May 2015 the presentation of the ASSESSMENT OF EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN ON 26 APRIL 2015 was held in a public ceremony.

The assessment report was compiled by European delegation lead by President of European Council on International Relation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

President Anton Caragea on International Press Conference

Meeting the local and international press: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presents the ASSESSMENT OF EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN ON 26 APRIL 2015

The report had analyzed the pre-election legal framework, the provisions of electoral laws and regulations and the constitutional requirements and the international obligations assumed by Kazakhstan and concluded the elections preparation had fully complied with the legal, constitutional and international standards and the prerequisite factors for free and fair elections compatible with transparency and democratic standards are in place in Kazakhstan.

Between 22 to 29 April 2015 a European delegation had monitored the electoral process in Kazakhstan.

The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on International Relation was comprised amongst others by Chairman of Senate Committee on Romanians Abroad-Senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor, the academic director-Professor Mircea Constantinescu and a number of electoral supervisors.

The delegation had monitored the Kazakhstan electoral process and the team directed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was deployed to south Kazakhstan regions of: Almaty, Chimkent and Turkistan.

The elections benefited from an impressive presence to the poll of over 95% percent of the electorate and the winner was the incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev with more than 8 millions legally expressed votes.

counting-every-vote-on-kazakhstani-presidential-elections-2015

Every vote is counted! Every voice is heard! This is the essence of democracy!    

 

The conclusion of the Assessment Report was that Kazakhstan elections where fully in agreement with internal laws and international standards, being classified as an example of transparency, organization and massive electoral participation.

All this factors are self evident manifestations of the Kazakh people trust in the electoral system, in free and fair and transparent electoral process and most of all in people satisfaction with the national economic and political system.

This satisfaction has being the catalyst of a huge electoral participation.

The overwhelming vote in favor of incumbent president was a predictable one as a supporting vote for stability, continuity and economic and democratic development.

The Republic of Kazakhstan can consider, on good reasons that his transition towards democracy was favorable concluded with 26 April 2015 election.

The country can be classified as a functional democracy, that can accede in the future, to the status of consolidated democracy, had declared Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Afterwards, the electoral monitoring body has outlined for the mass media some practical recommendations for future improvements in the electoral process and offered examples from their monitoring experiences, to be used as a template for declaring in the future Kazakhstan as a consolidated functional democracy.

May 5, 2015 at 10:04 am

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