FIJET academy: IZMIR-TURKEY 2018
We are excited to announce the FIJET ACADEMY PROGRAM for YOUNG JOURNALISTS
2018 – ?ZM?R. It will be a 7 day residential program for journalists between 18 and 35 years
of age. Our participants will be hosted by Ya?ar University and accommodated in the
luxurious and comfortable dormitory rooms at Bornova Campus, in the heart of ?zmir.
This 7 day program will be between 12th and 19th August 2018 and it consists of social
programs and academic lectures.The academic lectures will be given by both Turkish and International distinguished
professors who are specialized in their fields.
The lectures will be in English and each talk will be on tourism, archeology, history,
journalism and self-development, and be delivered at Ya?ar University and at Medical Park
Hospital in Kar??yaka, ?zmir. The participants will observe an online newspaper preparation
at the Association of Journalists in ?zmir.
As part of the social program the excursions are organized in accordance with the
educational purpose of the whole program and will have an important contribution to it.
Within the excursions program the participants will be able to visit some UNESCO world
heritage sites of ?zmir and go to places where they can gain as much information as
possible and familiarize with the local culture.
We strongly believe that excursions and lectures are both important and effective means of
motivating young journalists to tourism journalism. This program will be a chance for them
to gain a different view of journalism, find out their passion, meet and talk with tourism
professionals, make new international friends and discover the famous tourist attractions of
All national associations are kindly asked to send the list of participants to F. Sema Kutlu
via email. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Fatma Sema KUTLU
FIJET ACADEMY COMMITTEE
Fijet EC meeting in Croatia
Croatia and Croatian Fijet association will host the next fijet EC meeting on the occasion of Marco Polo awward attributed each year by Fijet Croatia to the best article and report on Tourism .
The meeting will be held from 13 to 16 of December 2017. The visit of Zagreb and Opatia will be on the program as well as a meeting with the Croation Minister of Tourism.
Successful Fijet Congress in Tunisia
The 58th Congress of World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) was held in Tunisia. Tourism authors and journalists from 23 countries participated to the congress at Tunisia Sheraton Hotel.TOURISM CONTRIBUTES SERIOUSLY TO ECONOMY AND PEACE
Tunisian Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik made a very meaningful speech at the congress and said; “We are proud that the FIJET Congress is being held in our country. We see and appreciate that FIJET works extremely actively to contribute to world tourism. Sustainable tourism is the common goal of all of us. We will make our best to leave a beautiful world for next generations. Tourism contributes to the world economy and peace seriously.”LONG LIST OF DIFFICULTIES IN FRONT OF THE TOURISM
Tijani Haddad, pointed out that tourism is an important actor of tolerance and success in the world. He signified that tourism should be permanent and said; “While working in the field of tourism, we must also protect and observe our cultural and historical heritage. Tourism is facing with new challenges. First one of these is the terrorism.Terrorism is a challenge which affects whole international community. In addition to this, climate change is one of the factors affecting tourism. There is a long list of difficulties in front of the tourism. This can only be overcome if all states, governments and societies come together and develop a strategy.”
The program was as pleasant as instructive: The participants visited many Tunisian Tourism sights and discovered the rich historic archeologic and culural Heritage and appreciated the Tunisian warm welcome and Hospitality. on the other hand Both Ec and Board of directors held two metings to discuss matters and issues releted to Fijet activities. Thanks to President Tijani Haddad and his team from Fijet Tunisia the congress was a real success.
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 >>