FIJET Golden Apple Award to the city of Moscow
The International Federation for Journalists and travel Writers has choosen the city of Moscow to be awarded with "FIJET Golden Apple".for the year 2015. A prestigious ceremony took place in the prestigious Town Hall in Presence of the Mayor of the city. During an official ceremony at the Moscow City Hall, Tijani Haddad Federation President and former Minister of Tourism presented the trophy to the Mayor Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, in the presence of the Tunisian Ambassador in Russia. In his speech Tijani Haddad mentioned in particular that this distinction is awarded to the city of Moscow which, thanks to its natural and historical assets and good governance of the city, has now become a big tourist destination: for the only months of this year, Moscow registered a growth of 32% compared to the same period of last year. Tijani Haddad added: Apart from its cultural and environmental messages Tourism sector is
facing many challenges. The most dangerous challenge is undoubtedly Terrorism. To combat this international scourge we need international cooperation for a common strategy. Decisions of some governments to prohibit some destinations because of terrorism would meet with Terrorists objectives.