WORLD CULTURAL INSTITUTE-EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE HOSTS 2017 FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION COMPETITION
The world cultural institution: European Council on Tourism and Trade, had started to officially register the countries and cities candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for countries and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM for cities desirous to become international hubs for tourism.
The ECTT Awards for tourism and cultural achievements are the annual celebration that awards the best in tourism industry crowning, since 2006, the countries and nations excellence and investment in the tourism sector, putting under the world limelight the exceptional leadership and nation prowess, in the framework of WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD, and the category of FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION and marking out outstanding cultural and investment tourism projects.
The ceremony started with the unveiling of the logo for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD IN 2017
Starting their creation from 2006, the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) Awards have recognised nations and people’s strides for their innovative and determined tourism initiatives.
The contribution of the nations and leaders receiving world tourism and travel prizes is in line with ECTT guidelines for World Capital of Culture and Tourism and World Best Tourist Destination Award.
On the same occasion, the unveiling of the logo for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2017 had taken place.
For the tenth consecutive time, the ECTT-European Council on Tourism and Trade Awards will recognize the tourism potentials of the most attractive tourist and cultural destinations.
Diplomatic corps accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade and foreign delegations attending the opening ceremony for 2017 WORLD TOURISM AWARDS.
President – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea participated in the opening ceremony for World Tourism Awards for 2017.
President Dr. Anton Caragea and European Council on Tourism and Trade President Office staff had given the starting signal for what is internationally known as Nobel`s or Oscar`s of tourism: the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competitions.
This event has taken place on January 2, 2016 and has marked the opening of the international contests for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM for 2017.
Held under the patronage of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, the World Best Tourist Destination – Tourism Festival is an element of novelty in the world cultural space, consisting in a series of projects meant to promote the cultural diversity of the countries that outlined candidatures to World Best Tourist Destination, under the “Open Your Culture to The World” slogan.
Arab Embassies are highlighting the Coffee, tea and sweets as national treasures and arguments for World Best Tourism Destination designation.
The inauguration ceremony, started with the message of the European Council on Tourism and Trade President, who highlighted the potential of the world culture, and the contribution of such public and cultural diplomacy initiatives to the dialogue between cultures, between generations, between the diplomatic community and civil society.
World Tourism, Travel and Cultural Awards Festival presented 56 countries candidatures for World Best Tourism Destination and World Capital of Culture and Tourism in 2017.
President Dr. Anton Caragea expressed satisfaction that the World Best Tourism Destination-Embassy Festival takes place concurrently with the New Year 2017 ceremonies and announced 2017 as the YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL AREAS PROTECTION by this way marking lavishly the start of World Best Tourist Destination/World Capital of Culture and Tourism competitions.
Food Festival for 2017 Tourism “Oscar`s” presented national dishes from 56 countries candidates for World Tourism Awards and succeeded to capture the imaginations of the world public.
The celebration continued with a presentation of national dishes and culinary traditions and hospitality and folk costumes, presenting the participants with a unique opportunity to taste and enjoy the world food as part of tourism development of today.
Many ambassadors present on the venue to uphold their countries candidature`s emphasize the importance of food as a bridge toward friendship and understanding.
There is only a culture of understanding and friendship around food, stated president Anton Caragea opening the food section of WORLD TOURISM AWARDS.
Asian food from China to Vietnam and India on display for European Council on Tourism and Trade festivities
World Best Tourism Destination -Tourism Festival will continue until 5 January 2017, having a diverse agenda and over 50 embassies, cultural institutes and international organizations as participants, representing 6 continent`s.
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On 29 October 2016 at the ROMEXPO Hall in Bucharest, the opening ceremony of Food and Agriculture Exhibition has taken place.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FNS, EDA and Romanian Parliament members lead by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei are starting their tour with a visit to HOUSE OF PANCIU (Casa Panciu)official diplomatic partner.
The exhibition had taken place in the period between 28 to 30 October 2016 and was held under The High Patronage of President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and was convened to coincide with the celebration of WORLD FOOD DAY 2016.
On this occasion, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has opened the exhibition and visited the established pavilions accompanied by a delegation of members of Romanian Parliament, lead by the Senate leader of activity Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei and a retinue of governmental officials.
Opening the food and wine show, IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had delivered the official remarks for WORLD FOOD DAY 2016.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea surrounded with love and respect by the students and professors of Agricultural High School-future agricultural specialists of Romania.
The declaration read in part that:
Today 2016 Agricultural and Food Exhibition is devoted to provide the image of the enormous potential and the endless possibilities of family farming in providing food security, development opportunities and a better future for collectivities across the world.(…) international food organizations are emphasizing the family farming as the core on which our future food and nutrition security pivots.
This is even more real in Romania`s case where 85% of the agriculture output comes from family farming and in our declining economy only the agriculture is the main center of our financial resilience.
When we are looking at this plenitude of food and richness of agricultural produces we must remember that food insecurity is still a plague for more than 1 billion people’s and the achievement of Zero Hunger Goal is still far a way as we have registered a number of 805 million food insecure people’s and 162 million chronically malnourished children.
Our efforts as World Ambassador and our activities in the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals are directed to doing just that.
Our High Office will continue partnering with the private sector, civil society, all our UN partners, the governments where we serve, but most importantly with the people.
After the exhibition being declared officially opened the delegates toured the exhibition and made the first lay over at the place chosen by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the stand of Casa Panciu (House of Panciu) the creator of Romanian Diplomatic Wine for 2016.
The Romanian researchers are a pride for our country say`s Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in his visit to Pietroasele Wine Research Institute.
Casa Panciu had presented on the opening of National Wine Salon a selection of the best wines of 2014/2016: the Muscat Ottonel sweet wine, which had conquered the public with his pungent aroma, fine pearled image and the apple and fruity dominated taste a wine nearing perfection and marked with 94 points out of 100 for the citrus flavor.
Amongst other new wines presented where: the Rose Wine of House of Panciu that completed the initial success of the Rose Sparkling Wine, launched in the spring of 2014 and a preferred wine by the Italian tasters present at the venue: the white Cabernet Sauvignon, that conquered all hearts by his long lasting aroma, fine taste and technological mastery.
The Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly) by Casa Panciu was undoubtedly the Queen of the festivity. After it was highly noted at Vinitaly (Italian wine contest) in March 2014 and voted by the diplomatic committee in April 2014 at Good Wine, as the Best Red Wine in 2016, it catches the eyes of all the visitors and good wine lovers.
Casa Panciu had presented the celebrated national wine ilk: Feteasca Neagra in two separate editions, one under the brand of Panciu Domains (Domeniile Panciu) and one under the name of Casa Panciu (House of Panciu) both united by a perfect mastery of the tannins, a perfect maturity potential that is promising a good evolution in the bottle and will offer full enjoyment to the consumers for many years to come.
The guests present on the venue, crowded to taste the Muscat Ottonel Sparkling Wine, the Best Romanian Sparkling Wine for 2015, awarded by The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation the title of Diplomatic Wine, the Romanian representative wine.
Congratulations are pouring for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei from organizers and visitors alike.
After touring the Casa Panciu stand, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has continued his tour, making a stopover, to review the Economic and Food Industry High School Pavilion.
On this occasion the staff and students of Economic and Food Industry High School where presented to and congratulated by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea as the future specialists of Romanian food and agriculture industry.
The visit to the exhibition hall continued with the discovery and promotion of Romanian quality wines, with an on the spot visit to the pavilion of Wine Research Institute from Pietroasa were had tasted the high quality wine made by researchers and university professors of the center.
The unstinted offer comprised specific Romanian wine sorts like: Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly), Busuioaca de Bohotin, Feteasca Albă (White Girly),Feteasca Regala (Royal Girl) and the flag-ship wine of the Research Station: Tamaioasa Romaneasca, a wine that conquered the public with his freshness, pregnant aroma, long lasting taste, fruity flavor encompassed in an exceptional wine, appraised at 93 points.
The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 has proved the ever growing level of Romanian food industry and agricultural producers and the skills of Romanian wine producers, perfect represented by the Casa Panciu-the creator of Romanian Diplomatic Wine.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei are visiting the Economic High School official stand.
The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 also illustrated the potential of Romanian wine research network by the high level presence of the Wine Research Station of Pietroasele has concluded in his assessment of the Agricultural show – October 2016, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- President-General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.
The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 had clearly marked a perfect opportunity for Romanian diplomacy to highlight for the world the high quality of Romanian food and agricultural industry products and to get the limelight for the traditional recipes that are transforming the Romanian food products in true symbols of perfect quality and taste, perfect for export.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had agreed to accept the role of Global Ambassador for Kingdom of Cambodia and will start the activities on the occasion of WORLD TOURISM DAY on 27 September 2016.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea receives the official appointment letter from H.E. Academician HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia (to the left of the image, the Credential`s letter of the Kingdom Global Ambassador-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea).
On July 15th 2016, the Royal Government of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia had proclaimed that on: the virtue of his constitutional prerogatives had approved the appointment of His Excellency Professor Dr. Anton Caragea as Kingdom first global ambassador.
The role of the Ambassador office will be to contribute to promoting cultural and tourism profile of the Kingdom, with all the rights, prerogatives and obligations conferred upon the role of Ambassador.
The appointment come in well deserved recognition of the cultural and tourism world level promotion activities implemented with outstanding success by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
On August 30, 2016 , Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had announced that he accepted the task to internationally represent the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Kingdom of Cambodia represents a world example for cultural protection of a patrimony vital for humanity: the heritage of Khmer Empire.
On the point of view of importance and significance of historical patrimony Cambodia is part of a very selective circle that encompass no more than 10 nations on world level from the point of view of cultural significance.
Cambodia is also benefiting from an impressive natural patrimony, that come as a completion of my mandate, started in 2008, as World Ambassador for World Protected Areas and National Parks, so the two actions can be competed together, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
Amongst the first actions toping the agenda of the new Ambassador we can highlight: the launch a world-wide campaign to promote the paragon role of Cambodia`s cultural and historical heritage, giving a new impetus of economic, tourism and cultural connections between Romania and the Kingdom of Cambodia and carving a program of cultural and ecological investments in sustainable agricultural projects in silk and rice farms in Cambodia.
AMICABLE DIALOGUE BETWEEN PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA AND PRIME MINISTER OF CAMBODIA-ACADEMICIAN DR. HUN SEN
In the framework of the official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on 22 June 2016 , the official high level meeting between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Academician Dr. Hun Sen-Prime Minister of Cambodia has taken place.
The shake-hand of friendship and respect: a perfect beginning to the dialogue between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
The dialogue was held in an amicable atmosphere and was based on an throughly assessment of the regional evolutions in Indochina and europe and was built upon the common objective of building a development agenda, focused on the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals as voted in December 2015 by the United Nations.
The President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, highlighted the intense development that brought Cambodia to the fore of international economic growth and also praised the country ambitious social revenues distribution agenda towards the poor and marginal communities. Cambodia is today an example for this area of the world in economic growth and the Government led by Academician Dr. HUN SEN is an example of development and national efficiency.
H.E. Cambodia Prime Minister: Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN had graciously expressed his gratitude for the encouragements offered by President Anton Caragea.
Over reaching dialogue, lofty discussion between Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Dr. HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia and President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, ETA
The succesful governance of our country was based on the trust build between his team and the people of Cambodia and validated in the course of the years, by the electoral voting process, concluded Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
In relation to this trust, the Prime Minister of Cambodia officially announced, for the first time, his desire to stand for re-election at the general ballot in 2018.
IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea wished to be the first to offer his congratulation and stated that Khmer people must proceed to the path of economic development and growth and take full advantage of the experience and trust bestow upon the government led by Academician dr. HUN SEN.
The delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, partakes in the discussion and exchanges of views with H.E. Academician Dr. HUN SEN-Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Only Prime Minster Samdech HUN SEN can offer to the nation the necessary guarantees for integrity and continuous development for people of Cambodia, underlined Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
More issues were put under the limelight such as: migration crisis, the tense world political situation, the crisis in the arab world and european crisis.
On the bilateral horizon, the discussion had tabled themes like: increase in bilateral trade and exchanges and it was decided that a joint team of experts will start working on a Cambodia Development Plan for 2050.
The amicable and full of respect dialogue between H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia -Samdech HUN SEN and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President had initiated a valuable exchange of ideas and experiences that will continue in to the future.
The full photo chronicle of the event can be viewed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE
European Tourism organization will held his regular yearly meeting in Romania, in a sign of confidence in the country rapid tourism industry development.
On the occasion of the tourism organization will be tabled: increased regional cooperation, visa facilitation and the better promotion of European tourism.
These are some of the topics in focus at the 9th Meeting of the European Tourism organization-ECTT to be held in Bucharest, Romania, 10-11 June 2016.
Europe is the world’s most visited region and is the main source of outbound tourism to other destination, accounting for more than half of the world’s international travelers.
Palace of Parliament is preparing to host European Tourism Organization meeting.
In 2014, international tourism in Europe had registered a major contribution to the economic recovery in the region: international tourist arrivals grew by 3% to reach a record 584 million, while international tourism receipts increased by 4% contributing US$ 509 billion (383 billion euro) to the European economies.
European tourism delegates will partake in a week-end of discovery of the Babadag Lake region and Enisala (art and strategic medieval fortification).
The 9th Meeting of the European Tourism organization will be held at the Romanian parliament.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director general of IRICE and President-elect of European Tourism will play host to representatives from 28 European countries and other tourism stakeholders in the region to discuss policy priorities and set the agenda for European and world tourism in 2016-2017.
European tourism leaders will tour also the only recommended hotels for diplomatic events in Bucharest: Mariott Hotel and Royal Hotel.
On 12 and 13 June 2016, the delegates will be invited to a familiarization trip in Lake District of Romania and will visit the famous Enisala fortress in Dobrogea having thus the opportunity to discover Romanian touristic landscapes.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea is signing the European Tourism Organization meeting call
The main priorities for European tourism identified by the European national tourism organizations will include the development of cultural destinations and carving transnational products, in order to enhance regional and inter-nations travel cooperation, declared President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
Romania will host the next General Assembly of the European Tourism Organization, scheduled for May 2016, following a proposal from Romanian Parliamentary Committee.
Romanian landscape is littered with castles and historical monuments: in the photo-Enisala, byzantine fortification from XIII century, a monument that will be visited by European tourism delegates.
In a Parliament announcement, the Organization revealed that during this year’s meeting, Romanian parliamentarians proposed Bucharest as the event’s next location, a suggestion which was warmly welcomed.
“This development is a success and honour for the country and confirms, once again, the appreciation and trust that Romania enjoys in the European bodies and decision-making centers,” the parliamentarians stated.
During the works of the General Assembly in Bucharest, the European Tourism Organization will discuss issues concerning the tourist industry at a European level, such as joint promotion of European tourism in third countries, visa issues and the promotion of best practices.
The member states also will table the current critical developments in Europe and agreed on a communiqué in to highlight tourism industry concerns regarding the refugee crisis, the world conflict and the world-wide destruction of cultural heritage.