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WHY IS TRINIDAD TOBAGO THE WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION ? by Honorable Kamla Pershad Bissessar –Prime Minister of Government of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The award of World’s Best Tourist Destination will significantly assist in branding destination Trinidad and Tobago globally. We must change the perception of our country in the overseas markets. We must celebrate our country and work hard to sell our country abroad. It is anticipated that this award will open us to untapped European markets that are perhaps weary of the traditional leisure destinations and desire a more exciting vacation experience.

Honorable Kamla Pershad Bissessar –Prime Minister of Government of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2011

Venue: Regency Hall-  Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Time: 12.30pm

I am indeed truly humbled and deeply honoured to be standing here today to accept, on behalf of the People of Trinidad and Tobago, the World’s Best Tourism Destination Award for 2012 from the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade. A non-governmental organisation, this body has a wide ranging membership of tourism representatives within the European Union.

We were also declared the World’s Favourite Cultural Destination in 2012 by the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade.

It is my understanding that this award was unanimously given to Trinidad and Tobago primarily for our history of impressive cultural festivals, environmental conservation and biodiversity protection amongst other factors.

It is not an award that is traditionally given to well-established tourism destinations but it is the highest honour awarded to non-European Union countries that have embraced sustainable tourism as a tool for cultural and social development and that respect and preserve their cultural and natural heritage.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade for having us join other distinguished winners of this award such as the United Arab Emirates, Syria and South Koreea.

But moreover, I thank the Council for recognising what most of us fail to acknowledge and value. And this is … Trinidad and Tobago is brim-full with tourism potential.

We are not the traditional sun, sea and surf destination. What differentiates us from the rest of our Caribbean neighbours is our diverse and rich natural, cultural and built heritage.

This People’s Partnership Government is seriously committed and dedicated to the development of the tourism industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Tourism is an incredibly important pillar in our national economic diversification effort.

We are not paying “lip service” to the industry as some may have done in the past. For too long tourism has been looked down on as a second class service sector.

We recognise that tourism is a business and fiercely competitive. Tourism requires skills, talent, enterprise and more importantly the support of government.

The award of World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2012 is important for several reasons.

Firstly, it facilitates the formation of closer linkages with Europe for tourism, trade and investment possibilities. The European continent, as in its colonial past, is a formidable trading partner especially with the fall of communism and the rise of new economic powers.

Europe is, and will certainly continue to be, a cornerstone for our international business.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The economic and social advancement of this beautiful twin island Republic of ours depends to a large extent on how well we develop and harness our resources. And one such untapped resource is that of tourism.

The award of World’s Best Tourist Destination will significantly assist in branding destination Trinidad and Tobago globally. We must change the perception of our country in the overseas markets. We must celebrate our country and work hard to sell our country abroad.

It is anticipated that this award will open us to untapped European markets that are perhaps weary of the traditional leisure destinations and desire a more exciting vacation experience.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

An important opportunity that this award presents is a platform to advance the commitments of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

As many of you may or may not be aware, in 2008 Trinidad and Tobago, along with its neighbours in the rest of the region, embarked upon a reciprocal trade agreement with one of our largest trading partners – the European Union (EU). The signing of the EPA signalled a shift in our trade and economic development.

We are now required to open our markets to Eastern Union manufacturers and service providers; but the EPA also provides market access for our country’s export of services to the European Union.

The Economic Partnership Agreement also speaks to specific disciplines on tourism services because of its importance to the social and economic development of the European Union and the Caribbean. These rules are complemented by a commitment to legally binding open market conditions for each other. For instance, the Europe Union has made commitments for travel agencies, tour operators, tourist guides services.

Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, have made commitments in relation to hotels and restaurants, marina services and spa services.

The EPA also includes measures that would make it easier for European Union investors to invest in the Trinidad and Tobago. This award, then, will provide a platform to attract increased investment and to promote growth and development in the tourism sector. The Economic Partnership Agreement is, therefore, rendered more relevant, more strategic and more focused on deliverables.

Honorable Prime Minister Kamla Pershad Bissessar receives WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD  for 2012.

The World’s Best Tourism Destination award will, moreover, engender a measure of national pride amongst our citizenry and raise the level of public confidence in Trinidad and Tobago as a tourist destination.

We should be proud of our country and its tourism potential. We have so much to be proud of, so much to share with each other, and so much to show off to the rest of the world. Let us not doubt or question our intrinsic value.

In closing, ladies and gentlemen, I must take a moment to publicly acknowledge the hard work and sacrifices of our tourism community … the stakeholders in our midst. The last few years have been quite challenging for all in the tourism industry.

But rest assured that the tourism industry will get the backing it needs.

But we cannot do it alone. We have all to work together. The private sector in the lead but with government acting as a facilitator; supporting every step of the way.

I want to urge you to continue working with commitment, energy and enthusiasm for the betterment of the tourism industry.

I thank you. God’s richest blessings on us all.

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LARA LIFE MED – A HIGH QUALITY MEDICAL PROJECT IS OPENING IN BUCHAREST

On 22 September 2011, in a large ceremony, will be marked the opening of the most ambitious medical project in South East Europe, under the High Patronage of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation : LARA LIFE MED CLINIC .

LARA LIFE MED HEADQUARTERS IN BUCHAREST

The project is the fruition of European cooperation between MedNord Klinik   from Germany and Romanian Med Clinic and the new medical facility will offer at European Union standards medical assistance in Eastern Europe. The ambitious project is uniting the high proficiency of Romanian medical school and technical knowhow of German Medical environment.

Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has  accepted to offer his High Patronage to the new institution as this is an example of trans-European cooperation, is offering medical services for benefit of all European Union members’ states and is improving transnational cooperation.

The 22 September 2011 ceremony will be hosted by UNICEF Ambassador Andreea Marin and H.E Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and will include a presentation of the new clinic and hospital that will offer services on lab analyses , work medicine , family medicine ,   cardiology, gastro , psychology , ORL, ophthalmology, nutritional disorders , neurology and frontier medicine ( non-invasive ).

The scientific part of the conference will be held by Professor Dr. Norbert Pfuetzenreuter, the founder of MedNord Klinik in Munich who will present the latest successes of endoscopic surgery (surgery without blood) and Prof.Dr. Ralf Senner from Munich Institute for Study of Nutritional Disorders who will present the latest achievements in over-weight patient’s treatment and recuperation.

(from left to right) Mr.Petru Lificiu-ANRE President , Mrs. Laura Ciuhu- Director LARA MED LIFE , Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE Director , H.E. Ambassador of Nigeria- Mba Ama Mba

 

The conference will conclude with the presentation of managerial team of this important medical project by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of  Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation , Mrs. Laura Ciuhu, head of managerial team will then formally present to the public the new managerial and medical team.

The opening of LARA LIFE MED CLINIC is representing the fruition of a long time project of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of fostering the cooperation between European Union member’s states and entities on all levels and on all fields of activity as only friendship and mutual knowledge could build a United Europe.

 

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ROMANIA WILL HOST THE MAGIC OF ORIENTAL ART EXHIBITION

In the month of June 2011 Romania will host for the second consecutive year  the prestigious Oriental Art Exhibition in Bucharest with the support of  Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania . The exhibition will stay in Bucharest for seven days offering to the public the opportunity of getting aquatinted with the magic of the east.

 

This year the exhibition will be held under the title : MAGIC OF ORIENTAL ART  COMES TO BUCHAREST  and organizers are ambitioning for an even grandiose event  than last year.

The Oriental Exhibition is dedicated in offering a firsthand impression to the viewers of how life in the orient society really is.

The aim of the Oriental Art  Exhibition is to create an oriental environment in which the visitor could understand how an oriental house is build, what are the ornaments and the practical furniture used, how is made possible the presence of sacred space and tradition in the normal environment of life and working. 

In a way the Oriental exhibition is offering a practical gate for curious and visitors and even experts alike in better understanding how life, climate, food , education and religion are forging the everyday life of the people of the east.

The organizers of the exhibition have told us that the main agenda of the Exhibition is to offer a bridge between oriental culture and understanding of life and European concept of living and understanding housing .

This year , for a second year in a row the prestigious Oriental Art  Exhibition comes to Romania at the invitation of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and professor Anton Caragea supervision  under the attractive title: THE MAGIC OF ORIENTAL ART  COMES TO BUCHAREST.

The prestigious exhibition is regarded in all of Europe as an important way for countries from the Orient to present their tradition, there culinary expertise, their art and to open to the viewers of the exhibition a gate for their world.

As usually the most prestigious and important embassy accredited to Bucharest will be invited to take part in the show and to present their spectacular tradition to Romanian public and to fulfill their role of ambassadors of culture and tradition.

Professor Anton Caragea declared to the press that bringing the Magic of Oriental Art  to Bucharest for a second year is a great achievement and it constitute one of the most important cultural events of the diplomatic life and the agreement of the organizer to dispatch the precious collection of the ORIENTAL ART  EXHIBITION to Romania proves that Romania is an important and vibrant country open to foreign cultures and experiences .

Professor Anton Caragea , director of IRICE, awarding the title of official partner for EXOTIQUE Brand owner in June 2010  at last year event.

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ROMANIA GAZDUIESTE PENTRU AL DOILEA AN CONSECUTIV EXPOZITIA DE ARTA ORIENTALA

Luna iunie 2011 va rămâne sub semnul unei deosebite împliniri culturale prin derularea Expoziţiei MAGIA ORIENTULUI VINE LA BUCUREŞTI . Expozitia este organizata de Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica pentru al doilea an consecutiv.

Expozitia va ramane pentru sapte zile la Bucuresti oferind publicului posibilitatea de a se familiariza cu Magia Artei Orientale.

Expoziţia de artă orientală este, potrivit organizatorilor,  dedicată reconstituirii unor fragmente de viaţă orientală .

Principalul scop al Expoziţiei MAGIA ARTEI  ORIENTALE  VINE LA BUCUREŞTI este de a recrea in capitala României mediul tipic oriental, în care vizitatorul poate înţelege cum este construită o casă orientală , care sunt ornamentele, mobilierul şi toate micile plăceri ale vieţii fără de care Orientul nu poate fi înţeles.

Totodată expoziţia va revela prezenţa specific orientală a sacrului şi a tradiţiei în în perimetrul cotidian al vieţii si al muncii.

Intr-un fel Expoziţia de Artă Orientală va oferi o adevărată poartă pentru vizitatori, curioşi şi experţi deopotrivă spre a intra într-o lume fascinantă prin care vor putea înţelege cum factori precum clima, hrana, educaţia şi religia alcătuiesc viaţa de fiecare zi a lumii orientale.

Organizatorii expoziţiei ne-au declarat ca principalul obiectiv al expoziţiei este de a fi o punte către cultura orientală şi pentru înţelegerea conceptului de viaţă şi casă orientală de către europeni.

În acest an , după deosebite eforturi Expoziţia de Artă Orientală vine în România la invitaţia Institutului de Relaţii Internaţionale şi Cooperare Economică pentru al doilea an consecutiv  sub titlul atractiv: MAGIA ARTEI ORIENTALE  VINE ÎN BUCURESTI .

 Prestigioasa expoziţie este privită în întreaga Europă ca un important mijloc prin care ţările din Orient îşi pot prezenta tradiţiile, experienţa şi magia culinară şi totodată comorile de artă ce se transformă în faţa vizitatorilor într-o poartă spre întreaga lume.

Ca întotdeauna cele mai prestigioase şi importante ambasade acreditate la Bucureşti vor fi invitate să i-a parte la acest spectacol de tradiţie şi artă spre a-şi putea prezenta tradiţiile şi arta în faţa publicului din România îndeplinindu-şi astfel îndatorirea de ambasadori ai culturii şi tradiţiei.

 Profesorul Anton Caragea, directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica ne- a declarat ca aducerea în România a Expoziţiei de Artă Orientală pentru al doilea an consecutiv este unul din cele mai importante evenimente culturale ale vieţii diplomatice şi acordul organizatorilor de a-şi trimite preţioasele colecţii ale expoziţiei MAGIA ORIENTULUI VINE ÎN BUCURESTI este o dovadă că România este o ţară importantă şi deschisă către experienţele şi civilizaţiile orientale. 

Profesor dr. Anton Caragea,director IRICE, ofera titlul de partener oficial proprietarului brandului EXOTIQUE in cadrul expozitiei de anul trecut 

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