March 7, 2016

The World Ambassadors Meeting and Working Lunch on Tourism and Hospitality has taken place on 9th of February 2016 at the world tourism institution headquarters of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

European council World Tourism Institution receives ambassadors for tourism

European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Dr. Anton Caragea receives accredited ambassadors for World Ambassadors Meeting and Working Lunch on 9 February 2016. 


The first ambassadorial meeting on tourism reunited European members states parliamentarians, representatives of European tourism organizations and members of the diplomatic corps.

The World Ambassadors Working Lunch on Tourism was generously hosted by theEuropean Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT)and has benefited the presence of the ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Ambassador of Venezuela accredited to European Council on Tourism and TradeBolivarian Ambassador is  expresing his gratitude towards European Council on Tourism and Trade role as a leading world tourism institution (from left to right).


The Diplomatic corps gathering, is taken place on an annual basis and is representing a great opportunity for networking and also for keeping the Embassies informed on what theWorld Lectures on Sustainable Development Goals Programs of European Tourism Academywill try to achieve during the year and also to provide an outlook for the coming year 2016 in terms of tourism in Europe and the world.


The event received a very high representation of accredited diplomatic corps,  parliament representatives, European Tourism Academy, European Council on Tourism and Trade.


On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had officially entrusted insignias and diplomas for the representative of the hospitality industry of Europe and recognized ROYAL HOTELS in Bucharest and Constanta as official diplomatic partners and entrusted the HIGH QUALITY PRIZES for the two hotels.


Other points of discussions included an update on International and European Tourism trends in 2015 and a presentation of a list of most successfully tourism driven economies in the last year (Ethiopia, Laos) and the latest publications emanating from European Tourism Academy members.

Academician Walter Mzembi-Minister of Tourism of Zimbabwe took the limelight, with his articles and interviews series on combating tourism and mass media manipulation in tourism industry.


Ambassadors from United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, Macedonia, Albania, South Africa, Venezuela, Nigeria, Danemark, Sweden  had taken the floor highlighting their countries plans for tourism development and hopes pinned on winning World Best Tourist Destination Award or World Capital of Culture and Tourism designations.


The names of the ambassadors who will be invited for Spring 2016 DISCOVER EUROPE  PROGRAM will be announced in March 2016 and the trip will start in April and will showcase Republic of  Moldavia beauties announcedEuropean Council on Tourism and Trade President, Dr. Anton Caragea.

The meeting concluded with an introduction of the main activities of the diplomatic calendar for the first quarter of 2016, a presentation on the upcoming February 2016 Tourism Fair and International food and Beverage Exhibition-Goodwine April 2016.

The photos from World Ambassadors Meeting and Working Lunch on Tourism can be observed here:

Emil Constantinescu in Ohrid , Macedonia

February 26, 2009

Macedonia National Information Agency reports about Mr. Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania speech:

Ohrid, February 20 (MIA) – There are moments in history, crucial for the future of a country when politicians should reach decisions that are of high state interest stated Romania’s former president Emil Constantinescu Friday at the sidelines of an international conference “Macedonia on the Road to EU and NATO, held in Ohrid.

He pointed out some of his personal experiences before reporters, saying they might benefit Macedonia in its efforts to join EU and NATO.

– Politicians should bear the responsibility and reach decisions that will settle existing problems. To prove that these claims are not only theoretical, I will point out the fact that on the first day of my presidential mandate I decided not to run for a second term only to have my hands not tied in terms of reaching decisions throughout my presidency, Constantinescu said.

He added that Romania in order to join the European family at first had to demonstrate readiness for reaching decisions that were not entirely in compliance with some of its historical interests.

– I personally signed the accord with Ukraine under which Romania was practically ceding the Bukovina province that historically belonged to Romania, stated Constantinescu.

Commenting the ongoing Skopje-Athens relations, the former Romanian president said there was a lack of political dialogue, which “results in a frozen dispute that is harmful for everyone, the Balkans and Europe”.

– The relations between Romania and Moldavia would be interesting for you. Romania is comprised of three provinces – Transylvania, Muntenia and Moldova. The forth part, which was known as Bessarabia in the past, nowadays is the Republic of Moldova. There is also a region called Moldova in Romania, but Romania didn’t block Moldova in its efforts to Euro-Atlantic integration, said Constantinescu referring to Greece’s remarks regarding the constitutional name of Macedonia.

In his opinion, the Balkans’ Euro-integrations was an inevitable process and one of the priorities of the European Union. He stated that Romania prior the Bucharest NATO Summit, during and after it had been constantly supporting Macedonia’s prompt integration to EU and NATO