FIJET contribution to the revival of tourism in Egypt
In the frame of the revival of tourism in Egypt, affected by what happened since February 2011, Hichem Zaazou, Egyptian minister of tourism, invited a delegation of 42 journalists and writers from 23 countries chaired by Tijani Haddad, President of FIJET and advisor to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to visit the main tourist areas of the country, including Luxor and the various tourism resorts on the shores of the Red Sea.
The objective of this media event is eminently evident: these stations are far to be involved in the images of violence and terrorism broadcast around the world on television screens. In fact, members of the delegation experienced a memorable “flashbacks” in the history of the Pharaohs among the columns of the Temple of Luxor, the Statutes of Karnack and the Valley of the Kings overlooking the Nile. Unfortunately, tourism in Luxor is sadly affected by harsh and unjustified apprehensions. Fortunately the shore of the Red Sea was not as severely affected: Hurghada hotels and Safagha slightly register an occupancy rate of 40 %. The hope is that this initiative and others undertaken by the dynamic Egyptian minister of tourism will contribute to establish the truth by broadcasting a real and objective message about the situation in this country.
FIJET Croatia announces the presentation of the annual MARCO POLO Award
FIJET Croatia and Photo: President of the Republic of Croatia receives FIJET Delegation ,December 2010
During the 2006 FIJET World Congress in Karlovy Vary, Czech a Section of Tourist Journalists from the Croatian Journalists Society will award prizes at the annual ceremony in Zagreb, on December 12, 2013.
Republic, the idea of a very special award for travel journalism was presented by Tina Cubrilo to the FIJET Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She presented the award –a specially designed and crafted sculpture created by master craftsman and Croatian artist Lujo Lozica who is from the island Korcula.
FIJET have been considering the idea for a longer period and then FIJET Croatia decided to establish an award called Marco Polo – A Famous Journalist and to promote Croatia as the homeland of Marco Polo.
„Marco Polo Award “ is an annual prize to a foreign colleague for the best story about host country of the latest FIJET Congress and an annual prize for croatian journalists for the contribution greatly to the travel reporting in Croatia.
Awarding prizes Fijet Croatia would like to encourage foreign colleagues to write about host countries.