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The European Council on Tourism and Trade  (ECTT) is the world tourism institution with an international non-profit organization with its headquarters in Bucharest.

Its members are from 27 European Tourism Organizations , whose role is to market and promote tourism and investment opportunities outside the European Union  in general, and to  individual countries in particular. 

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This is ECTT’s corporate website, which is aimed at industry, government and educational personnel interested in obtaining tourists from Europe and world tourism community to their countries.

WORLD PARLIAMENTARIANS FORUM FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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• Description – The World Parliamentarians Forum for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (Parliaments Assembly) is a voluntary commitment of representatives of national and regional parliamentarians who, with the support of other actors, will work together to promote and support on national and international level the efforts to implement in national legislation the necessary provision for achieving sustainable development goals.

• In 2010 European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) organized a special European Committee of Parliamentarians for Tourism and Trade interested in developing economic cooperation and friendship among European nations by fostering trade, tourism and economic development.
This initiative must be expanded on world level uniting MP`s from all national and local legislatures in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals on national and international regulations and laws.

President Anton Caragea receives head of the Parliament

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-European Council on Tourism and Trade President and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-Head of European Committee of Parliamentarians for Tourism and Trade

 

Parliamentarians will be organized on National Groups for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals having the task to jointly work with civic society and NGO to promote and support the government/s and legislative power to achieve the SDGs’ targets.

National Groups of Parliamentarians in close coordination with other parliaments and national/international partners, will identify priority areas and implement activities and will exchange good practices in the field.

The governing body of theWorld Parliamentarians Forum for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goalsfor Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals will assist in the creation of the National Groups, will publish a monthly bulletin presenting good practices and will insure cooperation and coordination of National Groups

• Coordination mechanisms.

 
ECTT will coordinate in the first five years the initiative, benefiting from his long established role and expertise in uniting and engaging national legislators and make them involved in the implementation of development issues.
After the five years preparatory phase will be created a Governing Body of advisors that includes MPs from National Parliaments and other experts to guide and effectively implement the programmes.

Handbooks, newsletters, and policy briefs on SDGs created and distributed to legislators/MPs Annually

Consultations, briefing meetings, TEDx talks on SDGs created and distributed to legislators/MPs Annually

Create and maintaining a resource centre on SDGs for legislators/MPs Ongoing

Building and maintaining an SDG good practices for SDG implementation for national parliaments/MPs/creating regional and central cooperation mechanism for MPs opening a brand vista of SDG cooperation

Creating an online platform for national and local parliaments to exchange good practice and foster cooperation on SDG implementation in national legislation

National and International Conferences, consultation mechanisms on SDGs implementation for MPs

World Parliamentarians Forum can effectively function as an informed action group in the policy making process. As representatives of people and as policy and decision makers overseeing government functions, Parliamentarians are in a unique position to engage with policy making.

Theme based Forums provide Parliamentarians, cutting across party lines, a common platform to come together and discuss the different views and concerns and engage with experts and civil society groups and consequently bring convergent knowledge to influence the policy making process.

The Forum Secretariat can provide access to adequate information on issues and necessary assistance to carry out important parliamentary functions, which will greatly benefit the Members of Parliament.

Sustainable development goal (s):

• ☐ Goal 1 – End poverty in all its forms everywhere
• ☐ Goal 2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
• ☐ Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
• ☐ Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
• ☐ Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
• ☐ Goal 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
• ☐ Goal 7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
• ☐ Goal 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
• ☐ Goal 9 – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
• ☐ Goal 10 – Reduce inequality within and among countries
• ☐ Goal 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
• ☐ Goal 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
• ☐ Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
• ☐ Goal 14 – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
• ☐ Goal 15 – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
• ☐ Goal 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
• ☐ Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development..

 

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE ( ECTT )

 

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 WHAT IS ECTT ?

European Council on Tourism and Trade is one of the oldest and most important  institutes in European Union specialized in the field of tourism promotion and research .
It is our wish to acquaint the users of our services, our partners in the European Union and abroad with the touristic, trade , scientific, research, cultural and publishing activities of the Institute. 

Since it was established , European Council on Tourism and Trade has had a special place in the tourism industry of the European Union . From a small group of tourism experts and researchers who laid foundations of the European Union  science of international tourism , the European Council on Tourism and Trade  has gradually turned into the largest tourism scientific and promotion  institution of this kind in European Union  and one of the most reputable tourism promotion centers in the world.

 Up to the present day promotion and PR activities in the fields of  tourism, cultural tourism  and tourism law have been in the core of its activities.

The European  Council on Tourism and Trade  studies the processes and phenomena in the field of international tourism , creates promotion campaign, promotes destinations and offer travel advice, safety advice and recommendation for EU citizen`s , this also including legal aspects of international tourism.

Providing a research and documentation basis for defining the European Union  foreign tourism priorities, for many years the Institute has assisted the authorized bodies in creating and formulating the strategic directions in establishing and developing foreign tourism relations.

In its long tourism promotion practice the European Council on Tourism and Trade  has established close co-operation and a working partnership with the Ministry of Tourism in European Union .

The European Council on Tourism and Trade  has developed different forms of international co-operation with over 200 tourism bodies , tourism research centers , tourism university`s and specialised institutions and organizations in the world. So far, it has organized over 200 domestic and international conferences on tourism.

Many prominent domestic and foreign professors, researchers, statesmen, political figures, diplomats and journalists have delivered lectures or participated in other forms of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, tourism promotion activities. 

Additional efforts have been made to raise the quality of works and specially the prizes and awards in accordance with the scientific standards and research reputation the European Council on Tourism and Trade enjoys in the European Union and abroad. We are convinced that in the forthcoming period the European Council on Tourism and Trade tourism results will become an integral part of the European Outgoing Tourism area. In this way, the European Council on Tourism and Trade contribution could be optimally used in conducting the foreign tourism policy and foreign economic affairs.

  

 The European Council on Tourism and Trade  (ECTT ) is the organisation responsible for the promotion of other world regions ( Asia, Africa, America , non- EU regions etc. ) as a tourist destinations to European Union public.

 Our motto is : Offering to European Union tourists special destinations, safe trips, advises and knowledge. Offering fair trade and fair tourism guarantees.  

WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE INVOLVED ?

Twenty seven countries, all members of European Union.

 European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. 

SINCE WHEN ?

 ECTT  has been operating for more than 6 years. It was established in 2005 , and operates as a  non profit-making international organisation. 

WHO ARE THE MEMBERS ? 

The European Private Tourist Organizations insuring the outgoing of national tourism on non European Union destinations . They elect a President, two Vice-Presidents and five members of Board of Directors for  revolving six  years terms. 

WHERE DOES ECTT OPERATE ?

In all the major overseas markets specially in : China, Canada, Japan, Latin America, USA. The plans for extending European Union tourist  presence in Africa and Asia until 2015 are in motion.    

 

WHAT KIND OF PROMOTION ?

ECTT undertakes all basic activities: public relations, consumer advertising , awareness  and trade promotion.  Prior market research determines the choice of activities and campaigns related to the overseas clients necessity`s.  

HOW DOES ECTT FUNCTION ?

 In Europe

The program for promotion of different countries and regions to European Union audiences realized with  Private Tourism entities of the country in question is submitted for approval to ECTT  Members in Europe.  

 

WHO PROVIDES THE BUDGET ?

 ECTT is entirely financed by members contributions and with additional financial support for specific campaigns is raised overseas.  Long-standing foreign  industry support for ECTT activities is proof of its credibility and stability in the field of tourism. 

 

HOW ECTT CARRIES OUT THE PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES ?

 For each destination is creating an Operations Group that may hire the services of a public relations agency which is also responsible for raising local industry support. ECTT  strength on tourism market  is that it has very low organizational running costs, and can therefore allocate the major proportion of its funds to its activities for promoting overseas destinations to European Union audience.

 

WHAT ARE ECTT COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES ?

 ECTT provides a place for professionals from tourism to meet regularly, cooperate and exchange ideas.  Also ECTT is in constant touch with all international organizations and with representative  organizations and people working in tourism.


To work together to build the value of tourism to all the beautiful and diverse countries of Europe through, in particular, cooperating in areas of sharing best practices, market intelligence and promotion”.

 

Objectives.


The main objectives of the European Council on Tourism and Trade are to:

 Promote non EU  countries as  attractive and safe  tourist destination;

 Assist non EU National Tourism Organization  to exchange knowledge and work collaboratively;

Provide industry partners and other interested parties with easy access to researches and statistics regarding outgoing  tourism from Europe.

 

Activities & Events

Originally established in 2005  ECTT has been promoting overseas destinations to an European  audience and currently undertakes the following activities:

·         Public relations

·         Consumer advertising in selected overseas markets

·         Trade Promotions

·         Market Research

·         Professional development for members (seminars, information exchange)

·         Liaison with other relevant agencies (e.g; the European Council on International Relations, European Tourism Academy, World Tourism Awards, World Tourism News, European Journal of Tourism and Trade, European Tourism News etc)

Marketing & PR Task Force

Vice-President for  Marketing & PR Technology Task Force: Mr.Nicoale Nicolae.

 

Background

The ECTT recognizes that importance of digital media and associated e-distribution channels as they are supplying  affordable and creative media for reaching new markets and forming positive relationships with existing customers.

European Union member countries vary in their state for new technologies  readiness.  Each has its own mix of technologies and approaches to e-distribution.  There is a need to help member countries to communicate better and to share knowledge and expertise.  The Marketing and PR Task Force  was created to meet this need. 

 

Focus & objectives of the Marketing & PR Technology TASK FORCE

 

The group serves two sets of clients:

         –    marketing andoffering consultancy and personnel within the membership of ECTT states who wish to learn, and share knowledge and expertise, about digital technologies and their impacts on tourism ; and

         –    external clients who wish to market their products on European market and also to  obtain trade opportunities  and supplier partners engaged in marketing their products on European Union.

 

The task force objectives are  :

    –     ensure that all marketing personnel working for the ECTT members to have the opportunity to learn more about existing and emerging digital media technologies, their impact on business processes and the opportunities they offer. 

     –    help marketing personnel identify, select and deploy these technologies effectively in the marketing their products in Europe and the world.

   –        support the development for a pan-European marketing strategy for overseas countries  by identifying ways in which new technologies can be used to compile and manage a content and information`s destined for an European Union audience.   

    –      to become the primary creator of tourism policy advice to the EU on the use of digital media for destination marketing. 

    –     identify other organizations which could form partnerships or joint ventures with ECTT to help it achieve its marketing objectives.

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