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.
A SPECIAL NEW HONORARY MEMBER OF
EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY- 10 JULY 2015
H.E. ACADEMICIAN AND PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA
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
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
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
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