The Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade announced that H.E. Takele Benti Uma, Mayor and Head of Local Government of Addis Ababa has being inducted as member in the EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY.
European Council on Tourism and Trade President Dr. Anton Caragea (center photo) surrounded by Acad. Ion Iliescu-President of Romania(left photo) and Acad. Emil Constantinescu (right) President of Romania (1996-2000) announces the election of Addis Ababa as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.
The decision come after the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT), jointly with the European Tourism Academy and the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals organized the First Academic and Mayors Forum for Culture and Tourism – ‘WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM: protecting heritage and promoting tourism’, between 16 to 19 January 2019.
The official letter emanating from European Council on Tourism and Trade encourages Addis Ababa city administration to continue on the road for development via tourism growth and for poverty reduction strategy:
With Your Excellency support, the Government of F.D.R Ethiopia lead by Academician SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE has recognized and abated the importance of culture and tourism as key facilitators for the country development and international promotion.
Your Excellency confidence in the bright future of Ethiopian nation and practical measures put in place, made your capital country to succeed in the WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition and be accepted as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION for your city incredible weight of culture, history prowess and contribution to humanity legacy.
This is a new momentous achievement for ADDIS ABABA, a moment that is due to your exertions.
In your new capacity, as the representative of ADDIS ABABA on world tourism and on international cultural stage, we hope that the World will benefit now from your public exertions and support, in creating a new world community, based on peace, development and tourism as the pillars of international cooperation.
Eng. Takele Uma Benti was elected as a member of European Tourism Academy for creating a perfect development team with the nations President office and for his visionary policies that envisioned Addis Ababa as a melting pot not only for all citizens of Ethiopia regardless of region or social class but for all citizens of the world that want to come to invest and build a new Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa is conceived by his administration as “a microcosm of our “rainbow” nation, bubbling with all kinds of diversity—ethnic, cultural, spiritual, and economy. A melting pot where Ethiopia’s many cultures meet and intersect.
It’s also our primary gateway to the world and Africa’s undisputed diplomatic capital” this is how Eng. Takele Uma Benti had envisioned Addis Ababa future.
EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY EVENTS SCHEDULE FOR ADDIS ABABA