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The official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2020 will be held in Djibouti and Addis Ababa, as decided by the European Council on Tourism and Trade Executive Board. Djibouti and Addis Ababa have being previously selected by the global tourism community as World Capital of Culture and Tourism and Ethiopia was also elected as World`s Best Tourist Destination in 2015 garnering an experience that must be shared for the benefit of tourism industry world-wide.

(TRAVPR.COM) BELGIUM - September 20th, 2019 - The Autumn 2019 Meeting of European Council on Tourism and Trade and the official celebrations of world tourism had taken place at the headquarters of global tourism institution.

The events had taken place under the leadership of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, European Council on Tourism and Trade President and a string of key decisions for tourism and culture future in 2020 had been taken.

The main issues debated where the selection of the 2020 host cities for World Tourism Day at European Council on Tourism and Trade, and the announcement of official theme of the next year tourism celebration for European Tourism Academy and European Council on Tourism and Trade.

This theme will be instrumental also in the selection of new candidates for hosting world tourism awards ceremonies in 2020.

Addis Ababa, the capital of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Djibouti city, the capital of The Republic of Djibouti were selected as the official model cities for World Tourism Day celebrations and official hosts of global tourism events.

Both Djibouti and Addis Ababa were in previous years selected as World`s Capital of Culture and Tourism and globally recognized as centers of heritage, tourism and culture.

The city of Addis Ababa had also obtained WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status in 2015 and hosted the World Tourism Awards ceremonies the same year establishing himself as a powerful tourism and cultural center of Africa.

Addis Ababa and Djibouti have won the honor to be global examples in the tourism and cultural world for 2020.

On the venue of the same world tourism gathering the WORLD TOURISM DAY 2020 theme was decided to be Tourism: Building Peace! Fostering knowledge!

The theme is destined not only to enliven tourism during 2020, but also to emphasize that tourism must be used as a base for fostering friendship among nations, building peace and supporting cross-border cooperation and development of tourism projects.

Tourism must be used as a tool to bring peoples and cultures and religions together in building prosperity and development and giving nations a way to rebuild bridges of friendship, in fostering common knowledge and appreciation of cultural and tourism potential and in offering cooperation opportunities in large tourism projects ( Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-ECTT President)

Tourism and peace are inseparable, are growing from the same tree: the sapling of culture and civilization.

Peace and safety are at the root of tourism development and tourism must feed and nurture peace and cooperation as leaves are feeding the tree, said Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-global tourism president.

The next year celebration for World Tourism Day will take place in 27/28 September 2020, placing under the spotlight the peace and knowledge as an integral part of tourism growth and role in the sustainable development goals agenda.


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