EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE

                                   EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY 

The  main aim of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY is to support the creation of a network of dialog, friendship and cooperation in a networked world.

 

The EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY, as well European Diplomatic Academy focuses on interdisciplinary discussion across specialized areas of knowledge, ideologies, scientific currents and cultures from all around the world as well as promoting transnational dialog and visionary developments of new scientific knowledge and academic thinking.

 

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY Director-Academician MIRCEA CONSTANTINESCU and European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. ANTON CARAGEA are surrounding the most recent co-opted member of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY: ACADEMICIAN AND PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA-HAIEMARIAM DESALEGN 

 

 

The EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY is the perfect European knowledge center and aims “to debate and work on contemporary trends of tourism, economy and cooperation across disciplinary and national borders, for the good of those living and working in Europe”.

This has resulted in a networked ‘think tank’ on tourism and cultural values in a world that is increasingly fragmented.

The EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY focuses on three main areas of studies and research: developing world knowledge of tourism trends, disseminating tourism information and implementing major multi-national projects.

 

 

 EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY Director-Academician MIRCEA CONSTANTINESCU and European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. ANTON CARAGEA are offering congratulation to a new world leader in tourism and development and the most recent member of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY: ACADEMICIAN AND PRIME MINISTER OF CAMBODIA-DR. HUN SEN -SAMDECH AKKA MOHA SENA PADEI TECHO 

 

DEVELOPING WORLD KNOWLEDGE OF TOURISM.

 

Tourism development future-critical topics debated on EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY such as: cultural based tourism, environmental protection through technology and industry, economic globalization; boundaries of discovery tourism, safety in tourism industry are discussed at symposiums, congresses and on interdisciplinary, scientific working parties.

Ethical principles in tourism discussions are fundamental. Tourism topics are discussed and evaluated in the light of impacts on cultural, ethical and consensual values and developments.

Tourism and related research are viewed in today`s world inter-dependence on national authorities, economic constraints, sustainable development and humanitarian objectives. The influence of globalization and of worldwide information and communication technologies are also taken under scrutiny.

 

 UNITED NATIONS are recognizing the world significance of European Tourism Academy and the outstanding academic contribution of Europe in the fields of :United Nations activities, human rights, education excellence, peace and world diplomacy.


 

DISSEMINATING TOURISM INFORMATION`S.

 

Tourism information, tourism and cultural knowledge and evolution`s are core fundamental aspects that should be disseminated to a world-wide audience as possible, in different socio-political and ethical facets as possible.  

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY`S instrumental activity is to ensure that everyone has access to travel related information.

For this aim we are creating a large number of regular publications, leaflets, journals, electronic media pages and new interactive and attractive communication systems are being used to disseminate tourism and travel related information.

 

IMPLEMENTING WORLD MAJOR PROJECTS.

 

The first major project is “World Best Tourist Destination”. Based on this world level project we concentrate on optimal tourism opportunity, on discovering and promoting major tourism destination, in creating the tourism necessary infrastructure, supporting tourism based on the cultural, ecological, environmental and tourism facts and validated research findings.

This project will also focus on interdisciplinary discussion between industry and tourism factors, to disseminate theoretical tourism findings to industry, tourism technology to combine theory and practice.

The second major project concerns “World Capital of Culture and Tourism”. For the representatives of the European Tourism Academy culture is “a world necessity, as no man can live in freedom and dignity without the protection of his cultural values.”

The aim is to set up around the concept of “World Capital of Culture and Tourism “an institute that runs scientific symposiums, promotes and research and holds public debates on “World Capital of Culture”. 

 

 

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY is an initiative of European  Council on Tourism and Trade group delivering in house and on spot training in tourism , European and international studies to officials of EU, private and official institutions and Member States and to other governments and private institutions.

 

EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY is offering in house courses only to institution on base of grant research, research and teaching contracts or cooperation contracts for training; EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY does NOT provide courses for individuals. 

 

The aim of the EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY is to offer a coherent program of courses which may be helpful to governments and institutions preparing staff for service abroad, and in particular for development countries need of training their tourism specialists.   


EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY courses are offered by high quality contributors (former presidents of states, prime-ministers, ministers of tourism , academicians etc.) from European Union Member States ( but not exclusively) . They are multinational in design and delivery, and encourage thinking from different perspectives in building a European and world approach to tourism.

 


It is often called the flagship public relations and tourism cultural initiative of the European Council on Tourism and Trade.
The WBT and WCCT become the main factors of today tourism

Since the 1998 there has been a global acceptance growth of the paramount role of culture, history and patrimony in the life of nations: this factors contribution to citizens' well-being and to the prosperity of a country.

Many of the countries and cities that have held the title had not only a successful year but have enjoyed a long lasting echo and legacy.
Every country or city considering or actually bidding will have its own local objectives in line with its own circumstances and priorities. However WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AND WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM are International and European award with standard criteria and objectives defined at ECTT level.

Successful countries and regions should combine their local objectives with this International and Global aspect.
Previous WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AND WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM award winners have reported a long lasting success based upon:
 The WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AND WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM acting as a major driving force for wealth and development in the country, region or area of a city awarded with the international titles.
 A measurable increase in the self-awareness, self-consciousness of the local cultural legacy and traditions of citizens and instilling local pride in the national, region or designated city.
 An increased engagement with the cultural patrimony of the selected nation or region, especially with audiences less likely to attend or participate.
 A development of new cultural engagement opportunities, developing new skills, obtaining new opportunities for traditional handicrafts communities or artists and cultural organisations.
 A greater international profile and recognition, better profile mapping, investment opportunities, development and increased tourism arrival and related activities and increased reputation. 

                        A SPECIAL NEW HONORARY MEMBER OF

                      EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY- 10 JULY 2015

              H.E. ACADEMICIAN AND PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA

                                        HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

   NEW HONORARY MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY IN 2009 

                      H.E. ACADEMICIAN DR. MIRCEA CONSTANTINESCU

                            DIRECTOR EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY 

H.E. MR. PETRU LIFICIU - MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT OF ROMANIA

 

 

 

NEW HONORARY MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY IN 2010

H.E PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA- EMIL CONSTANTINESCU


 

 

H.E PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA ( 1990-1996, 2000-2004) - ION ILIESCU

H.E PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN-GURBANGULY BERDIMUHAMEDOV

  

VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES - PROF.DR. VIOREL LEFTER

 

 

NEW HONORARY MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY IN 2011

 

H.E.MINISTER OF TOURISM OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - RUPERT GRIFFITH

 

 H.E.PRESIDENT OF TAJIKISTAN-EMOMALI RAHMON

 

 

 

 

H.E.MINISTER OF TOURISM AND SPORTS OF TAJIKISTAN- M. NEMATOV 

 

 

NEW HONORARY MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY IN 2013

 

H.E.MINISTER OF CULTURE, INFORMATION AND TOURISM OF LAO PDR

H.E. PROFESSOR DR. BOSENGKHAM VONGDARA 

 

NEW HONORARY MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY IN 2014

 

H.E.MINISTER OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE- HON. WALTER MZEMBI

 

 

 

 

 

Core Courses offered by EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY

 

•        Consumer Behavior and Psychology in Tourism and Leisure 

•        Tourism Services Production

Special  Tourism Topics

•        Tourism Management Information Systems

•        Environmental Management and Sustainability

•        International Destination Competitiveness

•        International Tourist Flows and Forecasting

•        Green Tourism Strategies

•        Designing Tourism Experiences

Tourism Business Courses

•        Managing Tourism in XXI Century 

•        Leadership in Tourism in XXI Century

•        Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tourism in XXI Century

•        Marketing Management

•        Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

•        Competitive Analysis and Strategy

•        Managing Organizations

•        Global Markets

•        Financial Management

•        Operations Management

•        Tourist Information Systems Management

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 

Sustainable tourism in its purest sense, is an industry which attempts to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income, employment, and the conservation of local ecosystems. It is responsible tourism that is both ecologically and culturally sensitive.

Thus, Sustainable tourism activities have minimal impact on the environment and culture of the host community.

According to the World Tourism Organization, sustainable tourism is tourism that leads to the management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems.

Taking a leaf from the definition of sustainability itself, sustainable tourism is also defined as a process which meets the needs of the present tourists and host communities whilst protecting and enhancing needs in the future


Sustainability principles refer to the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and a suitable balance must be established between these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability. Thus, sustainable tourism should:

     

  1. Make optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.

     

  2. Respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contribute to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.

     

  3. Ensure viable, long-term economic operations, providing socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, and contributing to poverty alleviation.
- UNEP
Sustainable Tourism refers to a level of tourism activity that can be maintained over the long term because it results in a net benefit for the social, economic, natural and cultural environments of the area in which it takes place.
- ICOMOS

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation defines sustainable tourism as tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future. Rather than being a type of product, it is an ethos that underpins all tourism activities. As such, it is integral to all aspects of tourism development and management rather than being an add-on component

The objective of sustainable tourism is to retain the economic and social advantages of tourism development while reducing or mitigating any undesirable impacts on the natural, historic, cultural or social environment. This is achieved by balancing the needs of tourists with those of the destination- WTO

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