Speaking to World and Tourism Magazine, Mihai Prundianu, Chairman for Trade in European Council on Tourism and Trade said: while at the European Council on Tourism and Trade March 2018 Forum, we have observed growing interest and curiosity about Djibouti.
“We are trying to increase the business for Djibouti as a perfect tourist destination and show what the country really is and the image of H.E. President Ismail Omar Guelleh as a development oriented leader with impressive achievements is instrumental in achieving these goals.
President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh has been named member of European Tourism Academy in recognition of his visionary leadership.
As it is the academic tradition, The Letter destined for World Leaders of Tourism and Development will be presented to H.E. President Ismail Guelleh on the opening day of World Capital of Culture and Tourism festivity by European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
European Council On Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presents the activities of the new academician: H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.
President of Romania (1996-2000) Academician Emil Constantinescu attends the ceremony (photo left).
The European Tourism Academy encompass world leaders who proven themselves as creators of outstanding initiatives related to world development, tourism growth, tourism diplomatic initiatives and in fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local and global communities.
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According to the international media, President Ismail Omar Guelleh is being honored for “his developmental policies which lifted Djibouti out of poverty and raised it according to World Bank on no.5 on the top of world fastest growing economies in 2018.
World Bank has placed Djibouti on no.5 on world level on the rate of economic growth.
President Ismail Omar Guelleh is to be commended for a visionary leadership that enacted on national level policies of reconciliation and inter-community dialogue, encouraged sustainable tourism, wildlife conservation, and economic development attracting major hotel investment, resulting in the remarkable turnaround that has led to Djibouti’s rise as one of the leading growing tourism destinations in Africa today (European Council on Tourism and Trade).”