48 CITIES PLACED THEIR CANDIDATURES FOR WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM RECOGNITION

On behalf of The Secretariat of the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) Director Vasile Vlasin presented the list of the applications for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM designation by the global tourism institution.

 

The applications for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM will be debated and approved during the ECTT Executive Board Meeting (23 April 2019).

Investment Director for ECTT Vasile Vlasin announced that forty-eight cities (48) and regions from Africa, Asia and America had entered into final evaluation stage and had fulfilled the pre-requisite to be considered for the top cultural and heritage tourism award.

European Council on Tourism and Trade Director Mr. Vasile Vlasin (C) and Academician Mircea Constantinescu (L) and Balkan Tourism Chairman Mark Doda (R) presenting the list of candidatures for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

 

These 48 cities and regions are promising to foster a new wave of tourism development across the world and to leverage and support new tourism-related initiatives and to create more than 500.000 jobs in the next three years and to garner a profit estimated to over 1 billion USD announced Mr. Vlasin.

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The most successful World Capital of Culture and Tourism recipients until now (2019)

PHNOM PENH-THE HEART OF INDOCHINA

DJIBOUTI-THE PEARL OF RED SEA

DJIBOUTI-LA PERLE DU MER ROUGE

ADDIS ABABA-THE DIPLOMATIC CAPITAL OF AFRICA

 

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By the end of 2019 is expected that out of this 48 contenders two more cities to be registered as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

The pressure is great therefore in selecting these two cites that will lead world tourism in the next period stated Academician Mircea Constantinescu (European Tourism Academy).

The rest of 46 cities will be re-directed for further analyses in 2020 and in the years to come, concluded Academician Mircea Constantinescu, together with the new candidates that are vying for top cultural recognition.

 

Global Tourism Institution Investment Director Mr. Vasile Vlasin on the scene of Addis Ababa-World`s Capital of Culture and Tourism

 

 

The European Council on Tourism and Trade World Tourism Awards are the flagship recognition for the world`s tourism sector.

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Understanding how World Capital of Culture and Tourism recognition can help your nation:

 

The HOW TO? GUIDE TO WORLD`S CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM CANDIDATES

 

UNDERSTANDING WORLD`S CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA AND  WORLD`S CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 

BREAKING NEWS ABOUT WORLD`S CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

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Since their inception in 2008, the global tourism institution awards recognize the role of culture and heritage around the world in creating a positive impact, fostering peace, understanding and cooperation amongst nations and served as an inspiration for the world tourism.

To this moment, European Council on Tourism and Trade has acknowledged the contribution towards peace and development and supported tourism initiatives around the globe creating more than 100.000 jobs in tourism and helping nations across the world in fulfilling their sustainable development goals commitments.