Successful Fijet academy in Romania
By Sema Kutlu
World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) organized the fourth edition of FIJET Academy program in Romania this year. As an organization hosted by FIJET Romania between 23-30 July, with the participants from Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, France and Italy, young journalists travelled about 1,000 miles through the country’s many touristic cities.
The theme of the FIJET Academy 2017, which aimed to bring together young travel journalists and writers with experienced names of the sector, exploring new tourism destinations and enhancing the intercultural interaction, designated as “Preserving the National Heritage”. The FIJET team arrived in the Romanian capital Bucharest, got together with each other, and after that they settled on the road. During the trip, FIJET Romania President Stefan Baciu, Vice President Gabriela Tigu, Secretary General Dan Anghelescu and FIJET Academy President F. Sema Kutlu accompanied the team
EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE SIBIU
After Calimanesti, the team arrived in Sibiu, one of the most important cultural centers of Romania, which situated on both sides of the Cibin River in Transylvania. In 2007, the city selected as European Capital of Culture with Luxembourg. While Sibiu was the capital of the TransylvaniaRead more >>
Bratislava received the prestigious FIJET Golden Apple award
The capital of Slovakia – Bratislava, was awarded by the prestigious Golden Apple award. The ceremony took place in the representative premises of the Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Palace. Delegation from the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET), officials from the municipality, the Ministry of Transport and Construction, and Slovakian journalists took part in the event. Plamen Starev, chairperson of the Golden Apple FIJET Committee bestowed the prize on Ludmila Farkašovská, Deputy Mayor of Bratislava. In his speech he said: “Bratislava is an attractive European capital that attracts more and more tourists from all over the world. But this is not the only reason for awarding it with the Golden Apple prize. The main argument is the care that the city hall takes to preserve the history and the architecture of the city, while it is becoming more and more modern at the same time. Currently, there is some oversaturation from the "classic" tourist centers and reorientation to "new" places. Low-cost flights actively support for discovering new destinations. Bratislava is undoubtedly on the map of the world tourist, while at the same time it is among the "new" destinations list. This gives the city great chances to
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ROBERT MATEJOVIC Slovak Journalist Awarded ‘Golden Pen’ for Croatian Tourism Promotion
The Croatian Tourist Board has awarded Robert Matejovic, as the one of foreign journalists for outstanding contribution to the promotion of Croatian tourism in the World.
The ceremony was held in Opatija and Mali Losinj . The award is presented to foreign journalists and bloggers for best media reports about Croatia and its tourist offer, in categories that include best written material, best blog content, and best TV material. Media reports by foreign journalists and bloggers make a large contribution to the success of Croatian tourism, and presenting them with the Golden Penkala award is a way to thank them for highlighting the value of Croatian tourist offer and for the promotion in their own countries.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERT MATEJOVI?
KAZAN TATARSTAN - RUSSIA WELCOME TO GOLDEN APPLE AWARD MAY 2-6, 2017
President Tijani Haddad gave the Golden Apple to Metshin Ilsur Raisovich, City Mayor of Kazan for its achivement in development of tourism. The ceremony was taking place in Center of the family "Kazan", building symbolically built in shape of big pot - kazan
Mr. Haddad congratulated to City Mayor of Kazan, Ms. Sannikova Darya Alexandrovna, Director of the Committee of tourism and great team, as well as all residents for their mission and efforts to make the stay of tourists in Kazan memorable.
Mr. Metshin Ilsur Raisovich, Ms. Lodvigova Evgenia Anatolyevna, Vice Mayor and Ms. Sannikova Darya Alexandrovna expressed their gratitude for the award.
Vladimir S. Novinkov, spoke about 50 years of FIJET Russia which he is member from the beginning.
The hosts provided a wonderful stay to the delegation
FIJET delegation in Kazan visited Temple of all religions, rural settlement Sviyazhsk and restaurant Tugan Avulim with its entertainment complex.
After Golden apple award ceremony, FIJET delegation went by boat on sailing the river Kazanka, had lunch at Tatar Cuisine House and visited Kazan Arena Stadium.
As an introduction to Tatar specialities in Old Tatar settlement, FIJET delegation was learning how to prepare traditional dish echpochmak. Lunch with tatar dishes and sightseeing the area followed...
FIJET Golden Apple award delegation had official dinner with Daria Sannikova, director of Kazan Committee for tourism, in restaurant Baxca located on promenade «Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya». On that occasion, Mrs. Sannikova and FIJET president Tijani Haddad with all delegation exchanged opinions about importance of tourism in world peace.
FIJET Golden Apple delegation visited during morning Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Blagoveshchensky Cathedral, observation place, Syuyumbeki tower and Exhibition center "Panorama".
Maxim Minchev, President of ABUJET and BTA Chief Elected Secretary General of News Agencies World Council
Baku, 18.11.2016. A world congress which brought the leaders of about 100 news agencies from five continents to Azerbaijan's capital Baku elected Maxim Minchev to the post of Secretary General of the News Agencies World Council (NACO). Minchev is replacing Uffe Riis Sorensen, a Danish official who has held the post for 13 years. The President of NACO is Clive Marshall, CEO of Britain's Press Association. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova sent messages to participants of the 5th News Agencies World Congress.
This is the third major distinction for BTA Director General Maxim Minchev this year. In early September he was elected President of the Association of Balkan News Agencies - Southeast Europe, and President of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies. The Baku meeting also decided that the next News Agencies World Congress will be held in Bulgaria in 2019.
Fijet Executive and Board of Directors to meet in Tunisia
Fijet Executive together with Fijet Board of Directors meeting will take place in Tunisia. Forty to forty five participants will take part in this event considered as a strong positive message in favor of Tunisia as a Tourism destination. The participants will visit some Tunisian Tourism highlights and will meet with Mme Selma Elloumi Minister of Tourism and with other important figures of Tunisian Tourism sector
58th Fijet congrss in Moscow
The sky above Moscow is crying. It is sobbing. I seem to be giving in at the very start. A booster comes out of the photography folder. Because I know that Moscow does not trust tears. Not even the celestial ones. Just three days after the parliamentary elections in Russia, there are elections for another governing body in Moscow – for the president of the Executive Board of the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers.
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Golden Apple for Plovdiv: European Capital of Culture 2019
ALL FIJET MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE CEREMONY: September 7-11
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Plovdiv District, the most important administrative, academic, economic, commercial and logistics centre of the South central region. The city is situated on the two banks of the Maritsa River, in the central part of the Upper Thracian Valley.
The city is a major link in the chain of transport routes connecting Europe and Asia, as well as an intersection of three pan-European corridors (IV, VIII and X). Plovdiv is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe and 6th in the World (The Daily Telegraph). It is estimated that it was founded around the beginning of 6th century BC. Having established itself as a Thracian centre, the city grew during the times of Philip II of Macedon (the father of Alexander the Great), flourished in the heyday of the Roman and Byzantine empires, was preserved in the years of the Ottoman Empire and was on the rise again during the Bulgarian National Revival. After the Liberation of Bulgaria, Plovdiv became the capital of the autonomous region of Eastern Rumelia. Plovdiv is defined as a tourist destination by its unique cultural, historical and natural attractions; the sports facilities (European City of Sport for 2014); the International Fair, the cultural calendar rich in all kinds of events. Plovdiv is the starting point of many tourist destinations in the country and abroad, too The city’s development focuses on revitalizing and socializing monuments from the Roman era such as the Ancient Theatre, the Roman Stadium, the Forum Complex and theRead more >>