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PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS GETS UNITED NATION ACCOLADE

United Nations are celebrating Professor Dr. Anton Caragea achievements in promoting culture and human development as bedrock foundations for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

United Nations Academic  Initiative had awarded the special diploma for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea marking his role in implementation of SDG`s agenda on world level.

This had come in recognition of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea instrumental role in raising awareness and creating in 2016 the first lessons on Sustainable Development Goals  and the leadership role  in carving out The Parliamentary Assembly for SDG ( institution garnering world parliaments support for implementing Sustainable development Goals friendly legislation in their national legislatures and on international arena).

Combating hunger, poverty, climate change, and gender inequality while promoting good health, education, clean water and sanitation, and decent work and economic growth are just a few of the aims of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had supported and inscribed on the national and international agenda items like: encouraging global citizenship through education; advancing peace and conflict resolution through education; addressing issues of poverty through education; promoting sustainability through education; promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

The latest personality to be honored in a similar manner was Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, in a special festivity in 2016.

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ROMANIAN MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATION FOR THE 58TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBAN REVOLUTION

 On the occasion of NATIONAL DAY OF CUBAN REVOLUTION IN 2017,  H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of Institute of International Relation and Economic Cooperation had addressed a special congratulatory message to H.E. Raul Castro, President of Council of State and Council of Ministers of Republic of Cuba.

 

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The two historic leaders of Cuban revolution: Cde Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, President of Council of Ministers of Republic of Cuba.

 

 The official congratulation note was destined to maintain the long and sustained relations between Romania and Cuba, to forge a new friendship and to bolster the economic and trade ties between the two nations,

The message of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea highlights:

On every First of January, the world is celebrating the VICTORY OF CUBAN REVOLUTION, a moment forever connected with the huge personality and historical character of FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, the leader of the Cuban revolution and the creator of the powerful and independent Cuba of today.

 

H.E. President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania-Dr. Anton Caragea

 

The recent manifestations, organized on the sad moments of the FUNERALS OF THE LEADER OF CUBAN REVOLUTION FIDEL CASTRO had proven internally and internationally that Your Excellency is the only guarantor to the legacy of Commander FIDEL CASTRO RUZ and his instructions, in carving in Cuba an authentic democratic and people`s revolution, that is serving as an example and inspiration for Latina America and the world community and I hope that, with Your support, the relations between Romania and Cuba will continue to rapidly develop on cultural, economic and political arena, proving the vitality of the bilateral relation, we can read in the message.

During 2016 the bilateral relation between Cuba and Romania had marked a clear up swing culminating with the fact that: 2016 is the first year when a Romanian Congratulatory Message was directed towards H.E. Raul Castro President of Council of Ministers of Republic of Cuba.

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PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP PINS HIS HOPES ON DESIGNATING US AS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION

With the inauguration of the 45th President Washington gets in a festive mood and tourism industry starts garnering hopes.

 

As Donald John Trump is taking office, he promised a bright future for US tourism: getting the country on World Best Tourism Destination list, making historical cities on Eastern Coast of United States to be recognized as World Capital of Culture, all are on the to do list of the new administration drafted by the new President on his first day in office, writes European Journal of Tourism Washington correspondent.

 

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United States President Donald Trump and Kingdom of Cambodia Prime Minister, Academician HUN SEN (Cambodia has won WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status in 2016)

 

But the analysts are not so convinced that Trump effect on tourism will be this positive. The Telegraph ask the readers : Who will visit an America ruled by Donald Trump? – and make a prophecy that not too many.

The New York Times in a central editorial make`s the same point: What Impact Will Trump Have on Tourism?

 

The analysis result sounds cautious: new immigration procedures that make the customs and border process harder, the scrutiny of particular groups of people); and the perception of how welcoming and safe (or not) the United States is are growing to weigh heavily on the future of US tourism.

 

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Donald Trump promises that he will put his managerial skills in the benefit of world tourism.

 

Others cited in the article are right a way tenebrous: attendees at the World Travel Market London conference were coming up and “offering condolences.”( Gary Leff).

 

The list of worries on tourism faith under Donald Trump is long and wide spanning from: banning of minority groups, hostile policies towards Middle Eastern travellers, Cuban policy, US dollar strength in ratings, air fares tariffs, immigration policies and what role the Trump hotels will have in the great scheme of things.

Tourism is all about optimism and confidence and the new US President Donald Trump Jr. promised in his inaugural address that: hee will make US a World Best Tourist Destination country and a great country for all !

Let`s wait and see! The competition is still open after all!

More about World Tourism can be found here: WORLD&TOURISM

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THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR 2016 ROMANIAN TOURISM FAIR

On 18 November 2016 the official visit, marking the opening of Autumn 2016-Romania Tourism Fair at the ROMEXPO Hall, in Bucharest, has taken place.

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Bread and Salt: Traditional welcome for H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and Academician Mircea Constantinescu opening the 2016 TOURISM FAIR.

 

The 18 November official tour of the exhibition had taken place under The High Patronage of President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania.

 

On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has made the official tour of honour for all the pavilions that promoted outbound and inbound tourism,  accompanied by a delegation of members of Romanian Parliament and the usual retinue of governmental officials.

 

The Romanian Tourism Fair has garnered the most important tourism companies that outlined special offers for the lovers of cultural tourism, medical tourism and wellness, rural and business related tourism but also presented offers for aficionados of cruises, exotic destinations and adventure tourism.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had toured the areas dedicated to the promotion of wine tourism and stressed his office support for wine discovery based tourism programs, that are allowing visitors to familiarized themselves with Romania`s natural beauties but also to taste the incredible Romanians wines.

 

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H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and  IRICE delegates are admiring traditional dances from Bucovina.

 

On the pavilions acknowledged by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President and Global Ambassador for Tourism we can count the COTNARI stand that promoted not only the perfection of Cotnari Wines but also Cotnari region as the heartland of Moldova`s tourism.

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President Dr. Anton Caragea also visited the pavilions of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Hungary, Bulgaria and delivered a speech on Movenpick stand on the opportunities offered by Middle Eastern tourism.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea visited the Photographic Exhibition ans encouraged the artists present and was received as distinguished guest by the representatives of the transport companies like Air Berlin, Blue Air and made a special stop over to the National Air Transport Company TAROM, where IRICE President took his time and attended a photo session with the employees of the national air company.

 

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The open conference held by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea on Middle Eastern tourism opportunities was attended by tourism specialists, mass media and governmental officials.

Romanian Tourism Fair 2016 was a pleasant opportunity to meet the representatives of the tourism and air transport companies and to discuss new methods to improve tourism at world level and more than everything provided us with a rostrum of discussions for the future elections on WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2017 and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2017 stated IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the concluding remarks of his visit.

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WORLD PARLIAMENTS UNITED TO FULFILL UNITED NATIONS SDG AGENDA

In the end of 2015 United Nations announced the new world objectives for development and growth for all nations by 2030 under the name of Sustainable Development Goals.

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17 Objectives aims to make a better world and parliamentarians across the world are invited to place their voice in the balance.

The new 17-odd goals are aiming to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, as part of a new world  development agenda.

In order to fulfil this objectives, Parliaments across the world are called upon to bring their support and to enact legislation encouraging nations in the fulfilment of the 17 SDG`s.

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is deeply involved in constructing the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (Parliaments Assembly).

The Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals will garner support from national parliaments across the world, interested in bringing world agenda for development in their national legislations and contribute to the international and global development and fulfilling the United Nations Agenda.

The first reunion of Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals will be held in Bucharest in December 2017, and will bring together, under the message of bringing to life the vaunted SDG Platform, the leaders of Parliaments and National Assemblies across the world.

Presedinte Dr. Anton Caragea

IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had stated for UN Sustainable Development publication that: he accepted the task to coordinate in the first five years the initiative, benefiting from his long-established role and expertise in uniting and engaging national legislators and make them involved in the implementation of development issues.

After the five years preparatory phase, will be created a Governing Body of advisors that includes MPs from National Parliaments and other experts to guide and effectively implement the programmes, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

More information’s about the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals can be read out on UN-SDG site accessible here:

Supplementary information regarding the World Lectures on SDG can be obtained from official website

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WORLD CULTURAL INSTITUTE-EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE ELECTS CAMBODIA AS FAVOURITE CULTURAL DESTINATION

The international media has reported extensively on the lavish ceremonies taken place in Phnom Penh in celebration of WORLD CULTURAL INSTITUTION-EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE decision to crown The Kingdom of Cambodia as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2016 and FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016.

 

On 22 June 2016 the world tourism community had celebrated the world level achievers in tourism and culture in a glittering display hosted by the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.

On this felicitous momentum for world tourism the Kingdom of Cambodia was officially crowned as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2016 and universally acclaimed as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016.

The ceremony reunited the alph and omega of world tourism and offered renewed expectation for the tourism development in the next years.

The event had concluded the official visit of World Tourism Institutes delegations in the country.

The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, had led an official delegation representing the World Tourism Institutes: European Tourism Academy and European Council on Tourism and Trade to a tour of Kingdom of Cambodia cultural and historical patrimony, in order to evaluate the country destiny as a tourism power house in Indochina region.


Prime Minister of The Kingodm of Cambodia, Academician Dr. HUN SEN held up high the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION certificate. For all the world to see !

The visit of the world tourism representatives had taken place between 15 and 25 June 2016, offering them the possibility to evaluate the tourism and cultural potential of theKingdom of Cambodia – country declared FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016.

The representatives of World Tourism Institution – European Council on Tourism and Trade started their familiarization trip in the country, in the famous province of Siem Reap, home of famous Angkor temples and palaces.

The head of European Council on Tourism and Ttrade, President Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea and his delegates receiving a replica of Jayavarman the VII-Emperor of Angkor statue from Chairman of Siem Reap Province Mr. Nou Phalla.

 

The visit of European high level delegates to Siem Reap was accompanied by the diligent staff of Minister of Tourism of Cambodia and the Chairman of Siem Reap Province Mr. Nou Phalla.

A dense and perfectly carved cultural program presented the main attractions of the regions like: the world-famous architectural treasures of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the incredible magnificent construction of Bayon temple, the rich views of the red temple of Banteay Srei and the cosmic images of a vegetation invaded temple at Ta Prohm.

The magnificent Temple of TA PROHM.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- President of European Council on Tourism and Trade had voiced his enthusiasm for the province cultural and historical potential in no uncertain terms: Angkor is the place where God`s and Kings, together, build not only a powerful kingdom, not only a long-lost way of life, but another understanding of the role and potential of human civilization.

The builders of Angkor proved to us, that the humanity knows no boundaries, no limitation in constructing kingdoms with no equal under the sun.

Siem Reap is the house of every person who appreciates civilization and a must see in a life time, concluded his press statement ECTT President.

 

President Dr. Anton Caragea outlines the simple truth: Siem Reap is the house of all who love culture!

On 17 June, a special dinner was offered to the delegates by the office of Governor of Siem Reap Province.

During the celebratory feast, an ample array of music, cultural tradition and costumes from the region was displayed for the high guests.

The next leg of the journey in the magic Kingdom of Cambodia was the familiarization trip around Phnom Penh.

The Cambodia`s capital meet the delegates with a perfect sky line, with the astonishing atmosphere of a bustling Southern Asian city and with incredible aroma, mixing monsoon air with mango and jasmine flowers, a secret aroma that only Phnom Penh has the mastery off.

The visit included a tour of the Wat Phnom, a discovery trip to the hustle and bustle of Central Market, a must stop at Phsar Tuol Tom Pong better known as Russian Market and a bird’s eye view of the awe-inspiring city monuments like: Independence Monument, the new governmental quarter of Peace Palace etc.

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. A stand-alone point in the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation visit to Cambodia`s Capital.

Phnom Penh also presented to the enchanted visitors, the gem of the city: the Royal Palace, a long lay over where the European delegates took the time to admire the Audience room, the palace grounds, the palace gardens, the ballet and concert hall, the administration rooms, the museum of royal regalia and paid respects to the funerary stupa`s of former Kings of Cambodia.

A moment of silence was observed for the stupa of the latest king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanuk, the king who was in the same time: cineaste, prime minister, party leader, king, prince, television and show man and has put his imprint on Cambodia`s XX century story.

H.E. Pak Sokhom, Deputy Minister of Tourism warmly welcomes European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation at Phnom Penh Airport.

The former capital of XVII to XIX century Cambodia, the city of Udong, has also received the world tourism high delegates, who took time to explore the Buddha Temple, the stupa`s of King Monivong and the ensemble of temples and Buddhist learning institutes on the ground and admired the ample view from Udong mountain.

The European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates also attended a host of important meeting with the government staff, with an ample dialogue at Minister of Tourism of Cambodia together with H.E. Minister Dr. Thong Khon.

An ample program of exchanges and continuous support was established with specialists from European Council on Tourism and Trade offering expertise for a development master plan, for an eco-system protection area law and to establish a tourism institute and tourism training facilities on the Kingdom in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of tourism and hospitality expertise for the tourism industry of the Kingdom.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, in his capacity of World Ambassador for Natural Protected Areas was also requested to assist the Kingdom in drafting a natural areas and natural parks conservation law at international standards.

The meeting, with the able and competent personal of Minister of Tourism was especially a pleasurable one.

Dr. Thong Khon, Tourism Minister of Cambodia was specially praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his vision and astute policies and devotion to the country development, under the glowing leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade is congratulating Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Kingdom of Cambodia for long-standing efforts in promoting the country tourism potential.

The most important political moment, in European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, was the meeting of the delegates headed by H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Dr. HUN SEN.

During the leaders conversation, the long history of Cambodia renaissance in XXI century, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN was warmly evoked.

Discussing the future of Cambodia and world tourism: leaders of world tourism at the same table: H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Minister Thong Khon and their teams.

President Anton Caragea remarked that we are in the presence of a historical leader, of a person who rebuild it Cambodia from zero to hero status, and was always a symbol of the country resistance.

On 22 June 2016, the official ceremonies of handover of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD insignia to the highest representative of people and government of Cambodia: H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN has taken place on the venue of Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.

 

Cambodia is FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016 announces H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea.

Congratulatory speeches were presented by Minister of Tourism of Cambodia-Dr. Thong Khon, ECTT President- Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, and European Tourism Academy-Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

The official acceptance allocution was delivered, on behalf of people of Cambodia by H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.

Cambodia is entrusted with WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION title for a year.

The first part of ceremonies concluded with the official world recognition of Dr. HUN SEN, for his life work for the people of Cambodia and for international community as a WORLD LEADER OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT and the official handover of the ACADEMICIAN status regalia to Samdech HUN SEN by the Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

A new world leader in tourism and development: H.E. Academician Dr. HUN SEN- Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The second part of the ceremonies dedicated to enfeoffment of Cambodia as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016, took place in the presence of the Royal Government of Cambodia, on 22 June 2016 and offered a magical display of the kingdom bounty of cultural and artistic treasures.

Tourism presentation movies, highlighting Cambodia`s unrivalled riches were interspersed with modern music and with universal values dances like: ASPARA dances (UNESCO immaterial heritage), Rice harvest dance, magic flowers dance etc, that put at the fore the riches and plentifulness of Cambodia srok Khmer, Khmer nation potential.

APSARA dances for FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION and WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION 2016 awards ceremonies.

President Dr. Anton Caragea remarked in his speech that: In our decision to crown the diamond of Asia: Cambodia as World Best Tourist Destination, we did not forget for a moment that we are not encouraging people to go in strange and un-familiar place.

No, we are just telling them to discover a people, world-renowned for his hospitality, familiarity and openness to strangers: the Khmer people!

They will make you feel that you are rediscovering your home, that you are finding long-lost friends and families, that you are visiting you abode-Cambodia.

European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates together with Cambodia`s Minister of Tourism team on the stage of WORLD BEST TOURISM AWARDS ceremony.

The visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates offered, to the Kingdom of Cambodia, a perfect occasion to display to the world community the cultural values, the historical patrimony, the traditions and costumes of the Khmer people, placing the country among the nation’s most endowed with a perfect touristic and human potential that must be the base for a future development of Cambodia: The KINGDOM OF WONDERS – WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2016.

 

Apsara dance for Cambodia-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2016

(Phnom Penh-22 June 2016)

Cambodia-World Favorite Cultural Destination 2016

ROYAL CAMBODIAN BALET enthralled viewers attending WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARDS for 2016.

ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea on the platform of Cambodia-Favorite Cultural Destination with Royal Opera from Phnom Penh

President Dr. Anton Caragea and Minister Thong Khon are offering congratulations to the outstanding performers on WORLD TOURISM AWARDS show.

 


  World Tourism Institution President and Prime Minister of Cambodia-Dr. HUN SEN

Prime Minister of Cambodia: Academician HUN SEN, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei techo and President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-European Council on Tourism and Trade.

H.E. Pak Sokhom – Deputy Minister of Tourism takes a photo with actors and singers on the stage of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION for 2016: Kingdom of Cambodia.


H.E. Tourism Minister Thong Khong on the venue of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION and FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION for 2016.


World Tourism Institution President-Professor Dr. Anton on the venue of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION ceremony

H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea on the venue of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION and FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION for 2016.

VIDEOS AND MUSIC OF WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION CEREMONY 2016-PHNOM PENH

 

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OFFICIAL VISIT TO KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA: A WATERSHED MOMENT IN BILATERAL RELATION

The Kingdom of Cambodia had received the official visit of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea high-ranking delegation in a joint effort to boost the friendship and dialogue on international stage.

 The visit was inscribed in the bilateral decision to uphold the rapid development of the cultural, trade, economic and political ties.

President Dr. Anton Caragea on the platform of Cambodia-Favorite Cultural Destination with Royal Opera from Phnom Penh

The important visit had registered two levels of discussions and dialogue: the political, diplomatic and international dialogue and the fostering of cultural  touristic and educational cooperation.

The visit of the Professor Dr. Anton Caragea delegation had taken place between 15 and 25 June 2016, offering them the possibility to benefit from a perfect presentation of the tourism and cultural potential of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The delegates started their familiarization trip in the country, in the famous province of Siem Reap, home of famous Angkor temples and palaces.

President Anton Caragea receives from Siem Reap governor the Statue of Jayavarman the VII replica

Governor of Siem Reap Province is gratiously offering a stone replica of the famous King Jayavarman the VII head.

The visit of delegates led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to Siem Reap was accompanied by the diligent staff of Minister of Tourism of Cambodia and the Governor of the province Mr. Khim Bunsong.

 Angkor Thom-delegates

 A dense and perfectly carved cultural program presented the main attractions of the regions like: the world-famous architectural treasures of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the incredible magnificent construction of Bayon temple, the rich views of the red temple of Banteay Srei and the cosmic images of a vegetation invaded temple at Ta Prohm.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- IRICE President had voiced his enthusiasm for the province cultural and historical potential in no uncertain terms: Angkor is the place where God`s and Kings, together, build not only a powerful kingdom, not only a long-lost way of life, but another understanding of the role and potential of human civilization.

The builders of Angkor proved to us, that the humanity knows no boundaries, no limitation in constructing kingdoms with no equal under the sun.

Siem Reap is the house of every person who appreciates civilization and a must see in a life time, concluded his press statement IRICE President.

 Incredible Bayon Temple-Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016The magnificient Ta Prohm Temple, invaded by jungle and a living testimony of Khmer art.

 

On 17 June, a special dinner was offered to the delegates by the office of Governor of Siem Reap Province.

During the celebratory feast, an ample array of music, cultural tradition and costumes from the region was displayed for the high guests.

The next leg of the journey in the magic Kingdom of Cambodia was the familiarization trip around Phnom Penh.

The Cambodia`s capital meet the delegates with a perfect sky line, with the astonishing atmosphere of a bustling Southern Asian city and with incredible aroma, mixing monsoon air with mango and jasmine flowers, a secret aroma that only Phnom Penh has the mastery off.

 Royal Palace-Phonm Penh-Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016A mandatory stop over in Phnom Penh: The Royal Palace.

 

The visit included a tour of the Wat Phnom, a discovery trip to the hustle and bustle of Central Market, a must stop at Phsar Tuol Tom Pong, better known as Russian Market, and a bird’s eye view of the awe-inspiring city monuments like: Independence Monument, the new governmental quarter of Peace Palace etc.

Phnom Penh also presented to the enchanted visitors, the gem of the city: the Royal Palace, a long lay over where the delegates took the time to admire the Audience room, the palace grounds, the palace gardens, the ballet and concert hall, the administration rooms, the museum of royal regalia and paid respects to the funerary stupa`s of former Kings of Cambodia.

 

A moment of silence was observed for the stupa of the latest king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanuk, the king who was in the same time: cineaste, prime minister, party leader, king, prince, television and show man and has put his imprint on Cambodia`s XX century story.

 Common Government MeetingProfessor Dr. Anton Caragea honored guest at Royal Cambodian Government session 

 

The former capital of XVII to XIX century Cambodia, the city of Udong, has also received the world tourism high delegates, who took time to explore the Buddha Temple, the stupa`s of King Monivong and the ensemble of temples and Buddhist learning institutes on the ground and admired the ample view from Udong mountain.

 King IndravarmanKing Indravarman-the founding father of Khmer empire.

 

The delegation led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea also attended a host of important meeting with the government staff, with an ample dialogue at Minister of tourism of Cambodia together with H.E. Minister Dr. Thong Khon.

An ample program of exchanges and continuous support was established with specialists  offering expertise for a development master plan, for an eco-system protection area law and to establish a tourism institute and tourism training facilities on the Kingdom in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of tourism and hospitality expertise for the tourism industry of the Kingdom.

Royal Palace-Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016-Interior Painting

Incredible example of Khmer art: National Museum of Cambodia.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, in his capacity as World Ambassador for Natural Protected Areas was also requested to assist the Kingdom in drafting a natural areas and natural parks conservation law at international standards.

The meeting, with the able and competent personal of Minister of Tourism   was especially a pleasurable one.

Dr. Thong Khon, Tourism Minister of Cambodia was specially praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his vision and astute policies and devotion to the country development, under the glowing leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.

 H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-HUN SEN

Amicable and all encompassing dialogue between H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Academician Dr. HUN SEN.

 

The most important political moment, in IRICE President visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, was the meeting of the delegates headed by H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Dr. HUN SEN.

 

During the leaders conversation, the long history of Cambodia renaissance in XXI century, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN was warmly evoked.

President Anton Caragea remarked that we are in the presence of a historical leader, of a person who rebuild it Cambodia from zero to hero status, and was always a symbol of the country resistance.

ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea declares Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016President Dr. Anton Caragea remarked in his speech in front of the Parliament and Royal Government of Cambodia that: Encouraging tourism and trade relations with Cambodia, we did not forget for a moment that we are not encouraging people to go in strange and un-familiar place.

No, we are just telling them to discover a people who is world-renowned for his hospitality, familiarity and openness to strangers: the Khmer people!

They will make you feel that you are rediscovering your home, that you are finding long-lost friends and families, that you are visiting you abode-Cambodia.

The visit of delegation led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was a momentous occasion to rebuild the bilateral connection after the last official visit had taken place in 1978.

 

Today the connection was re-established in full gratitude to the exertions of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Academician Dr. Hun Sen.

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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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PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA OPENS AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has being invited to open the Ceremony for World Tourism Awards, in sign of recognition and gratitude for his instrumental role in procuring for Ethiopia the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2015 and in supporting the inscription of Ethiopian coffee ceremony and  « shimgalina » concept as part of immaterial humanity cultural heritage.

European Council on Tourism and Trade President presents the winner of World Best Tourist Destination 2015

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President presiding over European Tourism Conference

The ceremony will be held in Addis Ababa on 10th of July 2015 gathering high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Tourism, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities.

The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President will also open the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa, between 13 to 16 July 2015, and on the side line of the conference IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will held separate meetings with Zimbabwe delegation present at the conference, in continuation of last year extensive dialogue with H.E.President Robert Mugabe, African Union President and Zimbabwe President during Professor Dr. Caragea visit to Zimbabwe.

President Mugabe and President Caragea

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President and H.E. President of Zimbabwe and Chair of African Union-Robert G. Mugabe

The delegation lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have also meetings with H.E. Ethiopia Prime Minister –Haile Mariam Desalegn, Minister of Culture and Tourism- Mr. Amin Abdulkadir, Ministers of Energy and Economy in order to develop the bilateral relations.

African development

The delegation will also enjoy a sophisticated cultural program including visits to Lalibela-XIII century capital, Gondor-XVIII century capital and Axum the famous capital of Christian Africa in IV to VI centuries.

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PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA OFFERS PLAUDITS TO ETHIOPIA CULTURAL HERITAGE AND RECOMMENDS COUNTRY FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

On the framework of the 8th Meeting of the European Tourism organization held at the Romanian parliament, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, presented a tourism promotion report entitled: ETHIOPIA : THE PERFECT CULTURAL DESTINATION: THE LAND CHOSEN BY GOD !

European Council on Tourism and Trade President presents the winner of World Best Tourist Destination 2015

The report outlined the main cultural and historical patrimony landmarks of Ethiopia and emphasized the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 PRIZE to ETHIOPIA.

Among the rationale for this nomination Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS ETA presented the fallowing key elements:

  • The excellent preservation of humanity landmarks such as: ruins of the city of Aksum- the heart of ancient Ethiopia, Fasil Ghebbi- the residence of the Ethiopian emperors during the 16th and 17th century, Harar Jugol- 82 mosques, 102 shrines, and unique interior design in the townhouses, Lalibela- holy site encompassing eleven medieval stone carved churches from the 13th century, Konso Cultural Landscape (containing 55 kilometers of stonewalled terraces and fortified settlements), Lower Valley of the Awash-where humanity made his first steps and where was found the Eva of all mankind-Lucy fossil’s, Lower Valley of the Omo also containing fragments pertaining to early humanity development and the fossils of Homo Gracilis.

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Lalibela-the religious city, Ethiopia capital during XII and XIII centuries and home to the eleven wonderful mountain etched churches-UNESCO heritage

All this sites where recognized as being of world significance and registered as UNESCO World heritage monuments.

  • The rich cultural and historical legacy of Ethiopia is not confined to the previous presented list: new prominent landmarks are added such as: Sheik Hussein Religious, Cultural and Historical Site, Melka Kunture- Paleolithic site in the upper Awash Valley, Gedeo Cultural and Natural Landscape, Bale Mountains National Park, Sof Omar Cave- the longest cave in Ethiopia at 15.1 kilometres long; and the longest system of caves in Africa-sacred for Islam and for local Oromo population.

In order to fully grasp the natural potential of Ethiopia natural parks and natural reservations we must look at the potential of Simien National Park garnering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and sharp precipices dropping about 1,500 m.

Gondar_Fasiladas_emperor

  • The ambitious plan drafted by the Government of Ethiopia under the name of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Tourism as a tool for poverty eradication, for local community development and for economic independence is a successful strategy carved by H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Community based, social oriented tourism, promoted by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, is a perfect way of sharing revenue, growing income and supporting marginal and rural communities development.

The way in which social-tourism has become the base for local economic development, providing benefits to communities, makes social-friendly tourism, the lesson that today-the REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA is offering to the world.

  • Giving tourists access to outstanding and pristine nature and the opportunity to explore nature, to contribute to ecological preservation, and the opportunity to visit extraordinary places.

All these regions and national parks, are a model of achieving ecological and green tourism that must be recognized throughout the world.

  • The ongoing development and protection of cultural, religious and historical shrines of the Republic of ETHIOPIA , the transformation of Lalibela into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to the visitors a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of ETHIOPIA.

Gondar-XVIII century

Gondar-the capital of Ethiopia in XVIII and XIX century-UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site

Lalibela is the land of faith and miracles that must be presented to the world as a center of religious and faith significance equal to Jerusalem only in the world.

Lalibela must be the center of religious pilgrimage and cultural tourism offering to world tourists the complex healing experience of cultural legacy, religious special atmosphere and faith imbued air.

  • The preservation of outstanding historical and cultural heritage in the form of the former capital of the Kingdom of Ethiopia, the Gondar cultural complex , an ample palatial complex from the 13th Century, offering a pungent presence of one of the African greatest empire.

  • Today, Gondar castle complex offers tourists bound for Ethiopia an open air museum with a rare collection of historical and archaeological treasures that educate and enrich the world.

  • The REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA is also a perfect center for safari and adventure tourism, offering large areas suitable for this special kind of tourism, and the necessary infrastructure to welcome the adventure seeker, its safety and peace, makes the country, one of the world’s top adventure destinations.

  • Keeping alive community blending traditions, allows tourists and visitors to be part of the ETHIOPIA unique people’s ethnic fabric, which offers the possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that make the REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA a perfect cultural class destination.

In the speech conclusions, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS, ETA proposed ETHIOPIA as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 and as receiver of the FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION distinction for 2015.

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