SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has become a platinum partner of the “Visit Izmir” mobile application, which will be launched in June by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Foundation.
The purpose of the app is to introduce Izmir as an ideal holiday destination to the rest of the world.
By downloading the app on their smart devices, tourists who visit Izmir will be able to access all the information they need about more than 2,000 attractions in the region in 11 different categories, from gastronomy to historical and cultural heritage and accommodation to sightseeing routes.
The Mayor of Izmir Tunç Soyer stated: “This initiative is a result of the visionary partnership of Izmir’s leading institutions. We firmly believe that we have taken a very significant step during the pandemic, where the travel industry as well as small-scale tourism partners are striving to adapt to digital transformation. Izmir is the first city to realize the digital tourism infrastructure.
“With our new application “Visit Izmir”, vacationers will be able to visit almost all highlights of Izmir located in 30 districts throughout the year. It will greatly contribute to the growth of the tourism industry and small businesses by providing easy access to hundreds of tourist attractions in the city. Our partner SunExpress has been extremely supportive from the beginning. I would like to thank SunExpress and other members of Izmir Foundation for their significant contributions to the realization of this initiative.”
SunExpress CEO Max Kownatzki said, “With its rich historical and cultural heritage, as well as its beautiful nature and scenery, Izmir is a perfect holiday destination in Turkey where people from all around the world can safely enjoy the vacation of their choice. As the backbone of Turkish tourism, SunExpress shows the hidden gems of Izmir to many visitors. We are the airline connecting Izmir to the most destinations with direct flights on both domestic and international routes. We will continue to actively promote tourism in the Aegean region as well as in Turkey in general.”