Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea express his heartfealted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of a new Lebanese Ambassador appreciating that Lebanon is a household name in trade and tourism in the Middle East and stated that the impressive archeological potential of Lebanon as the heir of Phoenician Empire is a testimony for the future of tourism in this country.
European Council on Tourism and Trade as the most important tourism promoter between Europe and Middle East is fully aware of paramount role in this direction and will try to support Lebanese efforts for tourism awareness , concluded Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.
H.E. Ambassador Rena Mokadem expressed here full accordance and the appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by President Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea and had stated that Lebanon is staking the future development on tourism and in this regard the best connection will be European Council on Tourism and Trade .
The Lebanese ambassador presented afterwards the candidature file of Lebanon capital-Beirut to compete for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM AWARD and of Lebanon for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2014.
If we succeed to obtain this prize in 2013 or 2014 it will be a symbol of Lebanon status in the world concluded Ambassador Rena Mokadem.
Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade accepted the candidature file and promised a full and complete review by European Council on Tourism and Trade.
President Anton Caragea express question marks regarding the troubles in Middle east area and other hurdle in this road for tourism promotion and acceptance and maybe Lebanon is not yet fully prepared, but he accepted the idea of candidature in order to encourage Lebanon future in tourism.
The discussion led the foundations of continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Lebanon.