On the occasion of European Council on Tourism and Trade General Meeting for 2015 the participants will have the opportunity to watch the best travel documentary of 2014, a production of Laos National Television, presenting the World Best Tourist Destination Award ceremonies, held in May 2013 in Vientiane.

 The announcement was made by Mr. Nicoale Nicolae, media director of European Council on Tourism and Trade in the presentation of the high awaited event that will take place at the end of the month. 

The documentary was broadcasted only in 2014 in 2015 by 28 televisions and watched by more than 20 million viewers.

From 25 june 2015 the documentary will be available (in selections) for the general public to see at European Council on Tourism and Trade channel here.


“Laos-World Best Tourist Destination-Unveiled” is a 122-minute travel documentary film, which premiered at the Vientiane World Travel Awards in May 2013.

Since then, it has won six international awards, most of which were first prizes in the best travel documentary category.

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Caption from the movie showcasing LAOS-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2013

The art show is presenting the most striking features of Laos-World Best Tourist Destination declared by European Council on Tourism and Trade showcasing the rich history and cultural patrimony of the country, the fashion of past and present Laos people and minorities and different regions of the country, finally culminating with a parade of artists presenting national Lao music and international acclaimed artists.



Increased regional cooperation, visa facilitation and the better promotion of European tourism are some of the topics, in focus, at the 8th Meeting of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, to be held in Bucharest, Romania, 25-26 June 2015.

Europe is the world’s most visited region and is the main source of outbound tourism to other destination, accounting for more than half of the world’s international travelers.

 In 2014, international tourism in Europe had registered a major contribution to the economic recovery in the region: international tourist arrivals grew by 3% to reach a record 584 million, while international tourism receipts increased by 4% contributing US$ 509 billion (383 billion euro) to the European economies.
The 8th Meeting of the European Council on Tourism and Trade will be held at the Romanian Parliament and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of  European Council on Tourism and Trade will play host to representatives from 30 European countries and other tourism stakeholders in the region to discuss policy priorities and set the agenda for ECTT  in the world in 2015-2016.
A special attention will be paid to one of the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism industry, mega events like WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and World Capital of Culture and Tourism.
This paraphernalia designation can play a key role in the development of tourism destinations, helping to improve their image, opening new tourism markets, diversifying the product offer, encouraging and fostering job creation and socio-economic development.

  The European leaders in charge of tourism and the international experts will discuss about issues related to WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status:

How to optimize the economic and social impacts of mega tourism events (like WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and World Capital of Culture and Tourism) on tourism destinations?

Legacy of mega tourism events- like WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION: How to best develop destination brands and effective marketing strategies?

Strategic partnerships for the effective planning and development of like WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION-mega events.

The main priorities for European tourism identified by the European national tourism organizations include: the development of cultural destinations and carving transnational products, in order to enhance regional cooperation declared European Tourism President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
palatul-parlamentuluiPresident Dr. Anton Caragea


The European Council on Tourism and Trade Awards, created with the help of European Tourism Academy, are recognised as the flagship awards for the global tourism sector.

The awarded  countries, cities and personalities are selected in line with the policies, priorities and programme of work of European Council on Tourism and Trade, including the European Council on Tourism and Trade-Code of Sustainable Tourism and the principle standards set in the European Council on Tourism and Trade development pledge.

This countries and personalities represent some of the best examples of tourism leaders from around the world, that through their exceptional actions and potentials initiatives have placed themselves and their nations on the rostrum of the sector.

European Tourism Academy Director-Academician Mircea Constantinescu, officially announced the closing of competition for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2015.

We have received the final application and we have concluded the peer revision and we will be ready to outline our recommendation for the General Reunion of European Council on Tourism and Trade at the end of June 2015.

We are sure that this year, like the previous year`s, our decision will elicit the enthusiasm of travelers from all around the world and we hope that the winner for 2015 will enjoy the same popularity asLaos: who received more than 3 million tourists in the last period and Zimbabwe, who become the best African destination, surpassing in growth all the heavy weights of tourism in the region, concluded Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

In total 31 countries placed their bids for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2015 and 16 cities placed their hope on being designated as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AN TOURISM.