DUBAI

WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2017

                            

                                                        

                                                                                    

                                                              

                         



BREAKING NEWS:

DUBAI WAS ELECTED IN UNANIMITY BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF

AS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2017! 




The 2017 General Assembly of European Council on Tourism and Trade -ECTT has gathered in an all encompassing manifestation the leaders of world tourism, parliamentarians members of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals, representatives of OSCE Bucharest Conference, Eurasia Conference and diplomatic corps accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade. 

President of world institution of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea (in the center) with Academician Mircea Constantinescu-European Tourism Academy (right) and Ambassadors from China PR, Philippines, Jordan, Turkey (left). 

 

 President of world institution of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented to his guests the achievements of ECTT at the helm of global tourism: creating and launching the tourism and sustainable development goals program, starting the global recognition program for GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, supporting growth and employment across the world with more than 100.000 jobs created by ECTT exertions and supporting humanitarian activity and investments in vulnerable corners of the world by tourism related programs.

 

ECTT has fulfilled for another year his mandate to offer KNOWLEDGE TO LEAD THE WORLD for a better future concluded President Dr. Anton Caragea in his welcoming message to the delegates.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea (in the center) surrounded by ECTT President Office team: Academician Mircea Constantinescu (left), Chairman Mihai Prundianu and rest of the team(to the right). 

 

The main items of the ECTT Agenda for 2017 where focused around boosting the regional cooperation, layout plans for visa facilitation and the better promotion of European and world tourism.

 

On July 28, 2017 the session was destined to plenary works and on July 29 in a relaxed atmosphere, the General Assembly of the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT), has taken under consideration the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2017 (56 countries,cities and regions have placed candidatures for World Capital of Culture and Tourism status and World Best Tourist Destination designation) .

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and the team of ECTT President Office and Ambassadors awaiting the name of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2017. 

 

Before entering into the details the voting members decided to entrust to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and the team of ECTT President Office the mandate to select for 2017 and 2018 the WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM winners in accordance with the world tourism institute ECTT status and bylaws.

 

The full power in selecting the world most important cultural designation for the above mentioned period was delegated to the authority of the ECTT President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea. 

Starting the debate on WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2017 according to the new protocol for discussions the representatives of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY have proposed one candidature per continent out of the 29 registered countries.

 

European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates from 28 countries are posing for a photo with world tourism leader: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

Academician Dr. Mircea Constantinescu, Director of European Tourism Academy, presented the list of candidates and the list of reports and accompanying evaluations for each of the 29 countries registered candidatures.

 

Academician Mircea Constantinescu stressed the need for a strict observance of Chatham House rules of discretion and in order to comply with the rules and regulation of World Institution-ECTT.

 

Academician Ionut Costea outlining the African candidatures, Academician Mircea Constantinescu the Asian and Academician President E. Constantinescu the Latin and Central American candidatures.

 

Scrutinizing of the remaining 3 top candidature files was made, in the initial stages, by the European Tourism Academy team, who drafted a preliminary report disseminated among the ECTT members.

 


ECTT Chairman –Mihai Prundianu stated for the audience the remarkable achievements of the 2016 award winner - Kingdom of Cambodia who ended the year with over 1,2 million tourists supplementary and derived tourism income in the margin of 2 billion dollars. 

Phnom Penh became the most rapidly growing city in Asia in terms of the rise in number of tourists. 

Cambodia enjoyed also a large presence in the media with over 80.000 tourism related articles promoting the country as the FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION. 

Cambodia has being, surpassing all the countries in the region in terms of tourism, appreciated Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

ECTT Academician HUN SEN, the Kingdom of Cambodia revered Prime Minister.

 

ECTT President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea marked also the world tourism institution determination to continue a special relation with Cambodia and Academician HUN SEN, the Kingdom prime minister that we come to know and love and who entered in our hearts forever, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

With the acceptance of the report by Chairman Mihai Prundianu on CAMBODIA, the debate on the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2017 was declared opened according to the decision of ECTT President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The delegates decided to entrust the tile of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2017 for the Emirate of DUBAI, part of United Arab Emirates. The decision was based on the tourism driven economy experiment of Dubai, a unique experiment in the world that must be uphold-ed together with the unique micro-cosmos of the city that is blending Arab and Islamic culture with the latest technologies.

 

Another important aspect was the fact that with European Council on Tourism and Trade the city of Dubai was elected as host of World Expo 2020 a designation that not only showcase the global clout of ECTT but is also an obligation for world tourism institute of support Dubai preparations for 2020 event.

 


 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) accepted the main report, encompassing the decision that Dubai has emerged as the victorious candidate.

Finally the venues for the venues for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2017 where  discussed and decided on the fringes of European Tourism Council gathering with Dubai, Phnom Penh and ECTT headquarters decided as the main centers for the global tourism day.

After voting a congratualtory table was extended for the guests and than european tourism leaders where invited to enjoy a two-day trip to Danube Delta at the official diplomatic partner hotel in the area: PUFLENE RESORT.

A moment of relaxation for ECTT delegates after two overloaded day`s.

 

On 29 and 30 July 2017, the delegates where taken to a familiarization trip in Danube Lake District and Danube Delta and will have a chance to visit the famous Enisala fortress in Dobrogea with a unique opportunity to discover European touristic treasures.

 

The decision to direct the discovery trip towards Danube Delta has come naturally, as on May 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, World Tourism President decided to proclaimed 2017 as the YEAR FOR DANUBE DELTA DISCOVERY.



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Medieval castles, Lake District trips, Danube Delta discovery and a tourism, culture and policies full agenda are awaiting for European Council on  Tourism and Trade delegates gathering for 2017 General Meeting.

 

The choice of Dobrogea as the host was natural, as in the words of Academician Mircea Constantinescu, European Tourism Academy Director : an authentic and unexplored gem in European tourism, whose wines are appreciated and renowned worldwide, Romania has demonstrated a strong commitment with sustainable tourism.

“The Republic of Romania is still an emerging tourist destination, but has all the potential to become a must-see destination on the account of cultural tourism, heritage tourism, enological tourism potentials and capabilities said ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

This was the viewed shared by the leading tourism organizations when they decided to convene on Bucharest for the 10th European Tourism Assembly.

 

On the occasion of yearly meeting of the tourism organizationimportant issues will be tabled such as: increased regional cooperation, visa facilitation and the better promotion of European tourism.

 

The most important world tourism event to be played under the ECTT leadership will take place on July 29th, 2017 when the world tourism community will propose the name of the new victor of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD and the world example in tourism development.

 

The venues for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2017 will be also discussed and decided on the fringes of European Tourism Council gathering.

These are just on the tip of the ice when it comes to the topics in focus at the 10th Meeting of the European Tourism organization-ECTT to be held in Bucharest, Romania, 27-29 July 2017.

 

To better understand the significance of the meeting we have to take under consideration the fact that: 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.

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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.

 

In 2015-2017 European Council on Tourism and Trade is credited to creating, world-wide, more than 100.000 jobs as a result of decisive and pertinent tourism and culture promotion activities.

 

Enisala

World tourism delegates will partake in a week-end of discovery of the Danube Delta treasures being lodged at the luxurious complex PUFLENE RESORT and they will enjoy a tour of the Enisala Fort (art and strategic medieval  fortification).

The 10th Meeting of the European Tourism organization will be held at the Romanian Parliament.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – President of European Council on Tourism and Trade 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 2017/2018.

 

European tourism leaders will then enjoy a two-day trip to Danube Delta at the official diplomatic partner hotel in the area: PUFLENE RESORT.

 

On 29 and 30 July 2017, the delegates will be invited to a familiarization trip in Danube Lake District and Danube Delta and will have a chance to visit the famous Enisala fortress in Dobrogea with a unique opportunity to discover European touristic treasures.

 

The decision to direct the discovery trip towards Danube Delta has come naturally, as on May 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, World Tourism President decided to proclaimed 2017 as the YEAR FOR DANUBE DELTA DISCOVERY.

 President Anton Caragea sign the document

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.



                                 2017 CANDIDATURES FOR WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION 


From 2 January 2017, the world tourism institution of 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.

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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 forWorld Capital of Culture and Tourism and World Best Tourist Destination Award.

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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.

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Diplomatic corps accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade and foreign delegations attending the opening ceremony for 2017 WORLD TOURISM AWARDS.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

Further readings are available here:

WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD  

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