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HOW IS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD HELPING COUNTRIES ?

The status of  WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION continues to add value and dramatically improve tourism recipes, draw international investors and bring development and economic prowess.

The latest country to register the benefits of tourism related development are Zimbabwe and Laos countries that top the world tourism growth in the last years.

President Robert Mugabe

President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe is expressing his gratitude for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status for his country.

Zimbabwe tourism has registered an outstanding change of fortune after being selected WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2014 by the world tourism institution-European Council on Tourism and Trade .

We have registered an increase in annual earnings to $1,5 billion after an improvement in international sentiment, said.  Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, chief executive Karikoga Kaseke.

This is coming from tourism bringing only $827 million to the state revenues which is almost an 80% increase in tourism related revenues.

Visitors are flocking to Victoria Falls in record numbers, after the visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade President and his retinue and this is a sure sign that Zimbabwe tourism is turning a corner, an industry leader says.

Helicopter ride over Zambezi

President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and his retinue visiting Victoria Falls, now the center of tourism rebirth of Zimbabwe.

Latest figures reveal hotel occupancy rates at Victoria Falls are  hitting an all time high, sitting at 77.6 per cent last month, compared to 62.6 per cent during August last year.

Ross Kennedy said the boom in tourists had impacted across all sectors, from 2 star to 5 star accommodation, and big hotels to exclusive boutique properties.

Most performance benchmarks, including revenue earned and visitor numbers, had been smashed during the month of August.

The figures are based on industry data across ten Victoria Falls hotels, including the Elephant Hills Hotel, Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Hotel and the A’Zambezi.

Bookings for 2014 and 2015  were very healthy and the number of different countries where visitors are coming from is steadily growing, further enhancing demand and reputation, he said.

The data showed most visitors to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge were from the United States, followed by Australia, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. “It all adds up to a bright picture ahead,” Mr Kennedy said.

 “In comparison to current world tourism trends, these statistics are simply staggering, and a powerful reminder of the positive impact that a strong tourism industry can have on an economy.”

Dialogue between Prof.Caragea and Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong-web

Laos has become WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013-Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and President Dr. Anton Caragea.

After being elected WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013 and Favorite Cultural Destination in 2013 Laos has become a beacon of tourism in the Indochina region.

Already 40 hotels, including five international chains, are scheduled to open in Laos over the next five years as the country becomes a more popular tourist destination.

Yang Fu Ning, general manager of Don Chan Palace, a luxury hotel in Vientiane, said international brands Ramada, InterContinental, Crown Plaza, Sofitel and Marriott were set to open hotels in the capital by 2019.

Three global brands – Mercure, Ibis and Best Western – have already opened their doors in Vientiane, and one regional brand has entered the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang to cash in the World Best Tourist Destination status of the country.

Furthermore, 25-30 three- and four-star hotels are set to open in the capital, with some in other tourist cities.

In the first year after receiving World`s Favorite Cultural Destination ” we registered 3.7 million arrivals last year, generating income of US$600 million.

The government aims for 3.9 million tourists this year. The number of arrivals should reach 10 million within five years but we need another success in WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION to consolidate our status.

Professor dr.Anton Caragea and Lao PDR Government-web

Celebrating LAOS – WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013

The number of American and European tourists has significantly increased in recent years.

Currently, seven foreign airlines, including Thai Airways International, AirAsia and Bangkok Airways, and two local carriers are operating in and out Laos. Some of these airlines run charter flights during high season.

Two years ago, the European Council on Tourism and Trade named Laos the “World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013”, which put the country on the global tourism map especially for its rich history, culture, traditions and natural beauty.

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ZONELE DIN BUCURESTI CU CELE MAI MARI SCADERI DE PRETURI IMOBILIARE. ANUNTURI IMOBILIARE

Vara anului 2015 a marcat noi scaderi ale preturilor locuintelor, terenurilor si blocurilor de apartamente.

Tendinta era previzibila inca din primavara, cand expertii imobiliari au inteles ca anul 2015 va aduce in sfarsit scaderile de preturi sensibile si radicale, ce permit repunerea in activitate a pietei imobiliare, cu reduceri de 25-30%, pe diverse segmente ale pietei imobliare, reducerile vor continua si in aceasta toamna si iarna cu valorile obisnuite, de sezon,  de 10-15%.

imobiliarele sunt in faliment

Aceste reduceri au fost sensibile si arata o tendinta de normalizare a pietii si de racordare la posibilitatile economice ale clientilor, dar mai este nevoie de inca trei-patru ani de scaderi similare pentru a se obtine preturile normale, au apreciati toti expertii prezenti.

Ca atare anul 2015 va aduce noi scaderi marcante de preturi, iar reducerile in sectorul imobiliar vor fi de pana la jumatate din actualele preturi.

Tendinta este aceeasi: piata sa se stabilizeze la cc.200 de euro metro patrat construit si investitia imobiliara sa redevina atractiva pentru cumparatori.

O statistica interesanta a aratat ca cine a cumparat anul trecut o proprietate a pierdut deja 20% din valoare.

Scaderea de valoare, de la 1.200/1.300 de euro pe metrul patrat construit, la 650-450 de euro, nu reprezinta decat un inceput, timid, al normalizarii pietii proprietatilor imobiliare romanesti.

 

2016: PROGNOZA SE MENTINE CU REDUCERI DE 50% A PRETURILOR PROPRIETATILOR.

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Evolutia pietei imobiliare in 2015 va fi in continuare una negativa, mult accelerata de: agravarea crizei economice la nivel european si mondial, reducerea economiei romanesti si in acest an, piedicile in fata creditarii, fiscalitatea ridicata, prognozele economice negative.

La acestea se mai adauga: cresterea impozitelor pe teren si proprietati cu peste 60% prevazuta in noul Cod Fiscal, reducerea veniturilor agentilor economici si zona de instabilitate strategica in care se afla Romania, ca urmare a crizei din Ucraina.

Cel mai afectat de scaderile de preturi va fi palierul proprietatilor din zonele periferice si de provincie si zona vilelor de vacanta cu reduceri de cc.50% si o noua scadere de 40%-50% este prognozata pentru zona proprietatilor din Bucuresti.

Pretul trebuie sa ajunga la valoarea considerata normala, de referinta, de cc.200-250 de euro pe metru patrat construit, in zonele de prim rang din Bucuresti.

La fel ca anul trecut, printre factorii responsabili de scaderea preturilor se enumera: criza grava a sistemului bancar, scaderea economiei romanesti din ultimii ani, scaderea sumelor destinate investitiilor, reducerea drastica a veniturilor reale ale populatiei , scaderea masiva a veniturilor romanilor ce muncesc in afara granitelor, fiscalitatea excesiva, haosul legislativ etc.

Vor accelera scaderile de preturi si aparitia pe piata a peste 120.000 de apartamente, vile si case ce au fost deja confiscate de banci, ca urmare a dificultatilor financiare ale proprietarilor, in 2014.

Dificultatile legislative si procesele au impiedicat inca bancile sa scoata in vanzare acest urias patrimoniu imobiliar, ce va reduce consistent preturile de pe piata.

Acestea proprietati  vor ajunge pe piata, in cadrul licitatiilor bancare, cu preturi intre 50% si 25% din pretul original, provocand o adevarata avalansa a preturilor in acest an.

Din septembrie 2015 primele 3.000 de poprietati  din aceasta serie vor aparea pe piata.

 Astfel garsonierele situate in zone centrale se vand la sume intre 15.000 si 20.000 de euro, apartamentele cu 2 camere cu 25.000 de euro si cele de trei camere cu 35.000 de euro, vilele peste 200 de metri patrati cu 35-40.000 de euro, cu conditia sa fie in zone centrale- si cu 20.000 de euro in zone perferice.

Preturile terenurilor in Bucuresti, dupa ce au cunoscut deja o scadere cu 50%  in 2014, vor scadea din nou cu inca 50%, la un pret inferior celui de 50 de euro pe metru patrat, in centrul Bucurestiului ceea ce va permite in viitor reinceperea constructiilor la noile preturi reduse.

Au aparut pe piata si trag in jos rapid preturile: peste 50.000 de hectare de terenuri construibile, intra-vilane, la care se adauga si un fond imobiliar de peste 3.000 de vile, in zone precum Colentina, Bucurestii Noi, Pipera, Baneasa, Damaroaia etc.

Locuinte care se vor vinde pe piata cu preturi sub 50.000 de euro si vor impinge si fosta piata de lux a imobiliarelor in prabusire.

Marja de discutie pentru o proprietate a scazut la 50% din pretul afisat, daca pana acum oferta si contra-oferta era de cc.10%-15% din pretul de lista acum contra-oferta ajunge la 50% din pretul cerut initial.

Piata imobiliara e corelata cu scaderea salariului mediu/real pe economie.

Pretul unui metru patrat construit, in zonele centrale, nu poate depasi, de maxim doua ori, valoarea salariului minim pe economie.

Cum in Romania salariul minim  este de 150 de euro, rezulta ca nicio casa nu se poate vinde cu un pret de peste 300 de euro pe metru patrat construit.

 

PIATA CASELOR SI  VILELOR: SCADERI ALE PRETURILOR DE 50-60%

Criza imobiliara este aici si va dura, deja avem opt ani de criza si trebuie sa ne adaptam la inca opt ani de criza-considera expertii din Statele Unite.

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Portretul investitorului in imobiliare in 2015

Criza a devenit parte a normalitatii economice.

Companiile imobiliare, activand in zona vanzarilor de case si vile, au prognozat ca si in 2015, cele mai drastice scaderi vor avea loc pe piata caselor si a  vilelor.

Principala cauza este criza economica, ce a redus drastic posibilitatile de achizitionare si investitie pe aceasta piata, coroborata cu scaderea chiriilor si reducerea numarului de firme interesate sa inchirieze spatii vaste pentru birouri.

Cresterea masiva a cheltuielilor de incalzire, taxe si impozite la acest tip de proprietati agraveaza situatia parcului imobiliar.

Se adauga faptul ca acest tip de proprietati este cel mai vulnerabil la rambursarea creditelor, executate rapid si vandute la preturi de 50.000 de euro, vilele mai pot ajuta bancile sa isi recupereze din pierderi.

 Exista insa si zone precum  precum: sudul si estul capitalei (Damaroaia, Berceni, Timpuri Noi, Colentina), care acum sunt nevandabile, piata fiind inchisa din lipsa de cumparatori.

AI CUMPARAT !  AI PIERDUT TOTUL!

Scaderile de preturi din primul trimestru al anului 2015 arata ca si in acest an cine cumpara vede valoarea proprietatii sale reduse cu 20% din primul an.

Concluzia e clara: ai cumparat, ai pierdut instantaneu!

Din chiar momentul in care ai semnat actele, valoarea proprietatii tale a scazut cu 15% si va continua sa scada, fara sanse de revenire in viitorul apropiat ( 5-10 ani).

Trebuie sa intelegem doua lectii evidente: pe piata interna numarul redus al cumparatorilor si veniturile instabile blocheaza achizitiile majore, iar investitorii straini pleaca, nu vin in tara noastra.

Romania nu este o piata interesanta pentru investitorii imobiliari deoarece  nu a reusit sa iasa din criza, sa ajunga la preturi normale de 200 de euro.

Pana la reformarea pietei imobiliare, Romania, la preturi de 400 sau 500 de euro metru patrat,nu este atractiva cata vreme un investitor va gasi acelasi oportunitati in Austria, Ungaria, Bulgaria, Turcia sau Grecia la preturi de sub 100 de euro metru patrat construit.

In Romania piata este blocata complet datorita incapacitatii de a intelege evolutiile economice mondiale, cu un fond locativ imbatranit si uzat, cu o populatie saraca si cu o economie in regres, Romania nu este atractiva pentru investitii imobiliare.

August 22, 2015 Posted by | ANUNTURI IMOBILIARE, Blackseanews Agency, Criza imobiliara, Economia Romaniei, Educatie, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, Mass media, Piata imobiliara, Presedintele Director General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, Scaderea preturilor imobiliare | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BARACK OBAMA AND EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE PUT ETHIOPIA ON WORLD MAP

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

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.

Obama visit Lucy

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.

Getinet Amare welcoming European delegation

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.

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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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ROMANIAN DELEGATION VISIT TO ETHIOPIA: A LANDMARK IN BILATERAL RELATION

   On the landmark occasion of the World Tourism Conference and African Investment Conference, a top ranking delegation, from Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, was invited for a discovery tour of Ethiopia, the receiver of this year most influential tourism designation.

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

A shakehand of friendship between Ethiopian Prime Minister-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn and IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea

The visit took place between 9 to 16 July, 2015 and included an important political and diplomatic dimension.

Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation  President -Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was holding discussions with Minister of Trade-Yaekob Yalla, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Berhane Gebre-Christos and Ministers of Culture and Tourism of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and an inclusive and profusely dialogue with Prime Minister of F.D.R. Ethiopia- Academician Hailemariam Desalegn.

Minister of Trade is decorated by IRICE President

Meeting at Minister of Trade: IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea  along side the leader of activities of Romanian Parliament in 2015-Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.

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.

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

Consultations IRICE President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Chairman Mihail Prundianu and the rest of the delegation.

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 carved by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

On July 10, 2015 the IRICE President presented the main speech of the world tourism ceremony titled: Ethiopia-the land chosen by God!

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the leader in efficiency of Romanian Parliament, announced that: after receiving the letter destined to World Leaders of Tourism- Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will be decorated with Romanian Parliament Medal.

Dinner in honor of European Council on Tourism and Trade President

Gala dinner in honor of President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Culture and Tourism and Prime Minister of Ethiopia-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn. 

The world tourism ceremony included also folk dances, Ethiopian traditional coffee ceremony and academic presentations, supported by leading figures of Ethiopian cultural establishment.

The ceremony was live broadcasted and viewed by more than 200 million television viewers and will continued to be presented across Europe for the next year.

Anton Caragea-European president looking at Axum

IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea looking at Imperial capital city: AXUM.

From 10th July 2015, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation 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 Red Sea.

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.

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Axum – cathedral of Saint Mary, the coronation place for Ethiopian emperors

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

From Axum, the old imperial city, the delegation lead by IRICE 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.

Getinet Amare welcoming European delegation

Colorful welcoming at Gondar with traditional dances!

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.

Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation 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

Holding the famous speech: To the Peoples of Lalibela!

On this occasion, IRICE 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.

In the final leg of the trip, Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation 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.

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

Warm welcoming to Hawassa with the Head of SNNPRS State!

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.

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

Mosque in Harar

Visiting UNESCO city: Harar-the 4th holy islamic site.

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 moment of relaxation in a traditional harari house-Gay Ger

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

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

Family photo: Ethiopia government headed by Prime Minister-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn and Romanian delegation headed by IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The 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 deserves, amidst the most cultural and historical developed country in the world, concluded his remarks, IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

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VIZITA DELEGATIEI ROMANIEI IN ETIOPIA MARCHEAZA O NOUA ETAPA A RELATIEI BILATERALE

O delegatie, de nivel inalt, a Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, a fost invitata sa participe la un program de descoperire a Etiopiei, tara considerata cea mai buna destinatie turistica, la nivel mondial.

Invitatia a fost adresata de Primul Ministru al Republicii Federale a Etiopiei si a fost acceptata de Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedintele IRICE.

Cu ocazia vizitei in Etiopia, delegatia condusa de Presedintele  IRICE a participat si la ceremoniile mondiale de promovare a turismului si la lucrarile Conferintei Africane pentru Investitii.

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

O strangere de mana a prieteniei: Presedintele IRICE-Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea si Primul Ministru al Etiopiei-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn.

Vizita a avut loc intre 9 si 16 iulie 2015 si a inclus si o importanta dimensiune politica si diplomatica, in conditiile in care Presedintele IRICE-Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a avut dialoguri cu: Ministrul Comertului-Yaekob Yalla, Ministrul Afacerilor Externe-Berhane Gebre-Christos si Ministrul Culturii si Turismului si un dialog extins cu Primul Ministru al Republicii Federale Democrate a Etiopiei-Academicianul Hailemariam Desalegn.

Minister of Trade is decorated by IRICE President

Intrevedere cu Ministrul Comertului: Presedintele IRICE si Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-liderul de eficienta al Parlamentului Romaniei.

Dialogul extins s-a concentrat pe teme precum: comert, investitii, cooperare economica, sprijin acordat afacerilor si firmelor, din cele doua regiuni, si promovarea schimbului de tehnica si produse.

In spatiul diplomatic s-a convenit deschiderea unei retele de consuli onorifici in intreaga lume, pentru a promova turismul si cooperarea economica si culturala.

Consultations IRICE President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Intrevedere cu Ministrul Afacerilor Externe: Presedintele IRICE si Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-liderul de eficienta al Parlamentului Romaniei, Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Director Mihai Prundianu si restul delegatiei.

Totul pe baza experientelor de succes de pana acum ale Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.

In data de 10 iulie 2015, Presedintele Institutului a sustinut si discursul de deschidere a ceremoniei mondiale de turism, prin cuvantarea ETIOPIA-PAMANTUL ALES DE DUMNEZEU!

Prezent pe scena premiilor de turism mondial, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei, liderul de eficienta al Parlamentului Romaniei, a anuntat ca Primul Ministru al Etiopiei, Hailemariam Desalegn a fost decorat cu medalia parlamentului.

Decizia a fost luata de parlamentarul roman dupa anuntul oficial al recunoasterii premierului etiopian drept Lider al Turismului Mondial si dupa primirea de catre acesta a scrisorii oficiale de recunoastere a meritelor sale in promovarea turismului, a pacii si a dezvoltarii la nivel global.

Dinner in honor of European Council on Tourism and Trade President

Dineu de gala in onoarea Presedintelui Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea si a delegatiei sale impreuna cu Primul Ministru Hailemariam Desalegn si Ministrii Afacerilor Externe si ai Culturii si Turismului.

Ceremonia premiilor de turism la nivel mondial a continuat cu prezentarea de dansuri traditionale, cu o ceremonie a cafelei, unica in Etiopia si cu prezentari ale elitei academice etiopiene.

Ceremonia a fost difuzata live si a fost urmarita de peste 200 de milioane de privitori.

Anton Caragea-European president looking at Axum

Presedintele IRICE la Axum-capitala Africii crestine.

 Din data de 10 iulie 2015 programul cultural si turistic, special realizat pentru delegatia Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, a inceput cu vizitarea primei capitale a Africii crestine-Axum, celebru centru de putere si control al negotului din zona Marii Rosii, din anii 100 pana in anii 400 dHr.

In Axum delegatii au vizitat mormintele imperiale, Biserica Arcei Legamantului si Basilica Sf. Maria, unde ceremonia traditionala de incoronare a imparatilor Etiopiei avea loc.

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

Rostind vestitul discurs catre poporul din Lalibela.

Special pentru delegatia oficiala au fost deschise si portile muzeului imperial, unde se gasesc nepretuitele comori ale imparatilor Etiopiei: de la ornamente si hlamide, special croite pentru incoronare pana la coroanele imperiale, siroind de pietre pretioase.

De la Axum, vechiul oras imperial, delegatia IRICE, condusa de Presedintele Dr. Anton Caragea a fost condusa spre Gondar, capitala Etiopiei, intre secolele XVII si XIX.

Getinet Amare welcoming European delegation

Ceremonie la Gondar: dansuri specifice!

Aici delegatii au fost primiti cu dansuri traditionale Amhari, intr-o splendida ceremonie de bun venit, oferita de autoritatile locale si sau bucurat de bunatatile specifice Gondarului, la faimosul Restaurant al celor patru surori, si apoi au facut un tur al orasului imperial.

Gondar este renumit, in intreaga lume, pentru arhitectura sa si pentru ca a fost capitala a zece imparati, in vremurile de glorie ale Abisiniei, cum era numita Etiopia pe atunci.

Orasul uneste, intr-o arhitectura perfecta si stranie totodata, influenta portugheza, engleza si indiana, castigandu-si numele de Camelotul Africii.

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Catedrala Sf. Maria-locul de incoronare al imparatilor Etiopiei.

Delegatia Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a fost apoi primita cu o ceremonie religioasa la Lalibela, orasul crestin prin excelenta al Africii, cunoscut si sub numele de al doilea Ierusalim.

Peste 5000 de pelerini, preoti si diaconi l-au intampinat pe Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea si au oferit delegatiei costume religioase speciale, pentru intrarea in orasul sfant.

Cu aceasta ocazie Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea a tinut discursul sau memorabil: Catre Poporul din Lalibela, asa cum a fost el reprodus in presa locala.

Discursul Presedintelui a reusit sa  incante auditorii si sa le tina captiva imaginatia.

Un turneu al impresionantelor biserici, sculptate in piatra, a fost apoi desfasurat, turneu ce a inclus si mormantului Sf. Lalibela si Bisericile Mantuitorului si ale Sfintei Cruci.

In partea finala a turneului Presedintelui IRICE, acesta a fost primit in insoritul sud al Etiopiei , teritoriu al Natiunilor, Nationalitatilor si Popoarelor din Sud, cum este cunsocuta regiunea.

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

Primire speciala la Hawassa, cu Liderul Regiunii de sud-SNNPRS.

Aici delegatia IRICE s-a bucurat de o plimbare pe Lacul Hawassa, un tur de descoperire a orasului si un spectacol nocturn, special, ce i-a incantat pe privitori.

O surpriza speciala a fost oferita, Presedintelui Dr. Anton Caragea, de catre Ministrul Culturii si al Turismului-Amin Abdulkabir, care a aranjat o vizita neplanificata, in cel de al patrulea oras sfant al islamului, Harar, oras ce  cuprinde 82 de moschei si peste 400 de altare ale sfintilor, ce au dobandit orasului renumele de orasul sfintilor si statutul de site UNESCO.

Mosque in Harar

Vizitand frumosul oras Harar!

Delegatii au fost primiti, cu o ceremonia a cafelei si cu un turneu al faimosului zid al orasului numit Jugal si apoi o vizita la locuinta faimosului poet francez-Arthur Rimbaud din Harar.

Harar Traditional House

Moment de relaxare in Gay Ger-casa traditionala din Harar.

Vizita in splendidul oras Harar  a fost un perfect cadou pentru delegatie, a apreciat Presedintele IRICE-Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea.

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

Fotografie de familie: Guvernul Republicii Federale Democrate Etiopia condus de Primul Ministru Hailemariam Desalegn si delegatia romaneasca, condusa de Presedintele IRICE-Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea.

Vizita in Etiopia este un semn al faptului ca aceasta tara este in plina devoltare, cu o putere politica si o influenta fara egal in Africa, si marcheaza intrarea tarii in randul celor mai importante tari din punct de vedere cultural si istoric, la nivel mondial, apreciaza  Presedintele IRICE-Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea.

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