Turkish Tourism Minister speaks at EMITT 2016 opening ceremony

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

sm standThe East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT opened its doors today at Tuyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Celebrating its 20th year, EMITT opened today with the participation of senior local and international government representatives and representatives of the tourism industry. Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister also attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech for the local and international guests.

Turkish tourism suffers from recent terrorism events. Minister Mahir Ünal at his speech criticized ‘terror’ in Turkey. Ünal said, “Terrorism is a problem faced by every country. It is not acceptable to use ‘terror’ as a competition tool in the industry. It is not moral and internationally accepted to use terror as a tool against Turkey”.

Organized by Ekin Fuarcılık and EUF – E Uluslararası Fuarcılık, the affiliates of ITE Turkey, which is the organizer of leading exhibitions for leading industries of Turkey, East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT continues to be the meeting point of vacation enthusiasts in its 20th year. This year’s event is taking place in 11 halls and attracts a total of 4.500 companies, organizations and resorts from around 70 countries.

ITE Turkey Tourism & Travel & Fashion Group Director Hacer Aydın who spoke today at the opening said, “EMITT Tourism Exhibition is one of the biggest meeting points for not only the Turkish tourism industry but also for the global tourism industry. In our 20th year we’ll be hosting our visitors with a participant profile representing 70 countries.” Mrs. Aydın foresees that 2016 will be a more difficult year than 2015 especially for Turkish tourism industry.

ftnNEWS is participating EMITT at S&M Publication stand at Hall 2 Stand D201.


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