hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality; Travel Turkey Izmir Fair, which was held for the 15th time this year, and TTI Outdoor Fair, which was held simultaneously, created hope both for Izmir and for tourism professionals in the country. Expressing that there was an above-expected turnout at the fair, which boosted the city’s economy with over a thousand participants from Turkey and abroad, the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality of ‘Izmir, Tunç Soyer, said: “Let 2022 be a year when tourism in Izmir takes a much bigger leap forward. May it be a good tourist year for our Turkey. Let Travel Turkey Izmir be the pioneer of this, ”he said.
Continuing to work with the vision of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer to transform Izmir into a global city, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has accelerated the city’s tourism potential with fairs. kazan continues to climb. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which brought together the Turkish and global fashion industry in Izmir with its more than 15 national and international attendees at the 2nd IF Wedding Fashion Izmir – Wedding Dress, Costume and Dress Fair event last month, now brings together Turkey and the world and the global fashion industry with the Travel Turkey Izmir fair. hosted the main global players in tourism. TTI Outdoor-Camp, Caravan, Outdoor and Equipment Fair, which was held simultaneously with Travel Turkey Izmir, which brought together the tourism industry for the first time physically after the pandemic, also brought happiness to the tourism industry.
The hotels are full
15. Travel Turkey Izmir and TTI Outdoor Fairs have breathed fresh air into both city and country tourism. Hotel occupancy rates once again approached 100%. The vitality of the tourism and service sector, from restaurants to cafeterias, from transportation to shopping, and traders, who have struggled with the pandemic, laughed.
Soyer: “A first after the pandemic”
The Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer, said there was an attendance at Travel Turkey Izmir fair that exceeded their expectations and said: “Everyone is smiling at the fair. A very valuable fair, it is the first time that a tourism fair with such a large participation is organized after the long pandemic. I am proud of İZFAŞ. There is the effort of our stakeholders with whom we cooperate. It turned out to be such a good result. We want the show to be successful and that participants leave the show with a smile. May 2022 be a year in which tourism in Izmir will take a much bigger leap forward. May it be a good tourist year for our Turkey. Let Travel Turkey Izmir be the pioneer of this, ”he said.
Baglikaya: “I didn’t expect the crowds and the attention”
The President of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), Firuz Bağlıkaya, said: “Travel Turkey Izmir is the first face-to-face trade fair organized in the tourism sector after the pandemic. Something very precious. As travel agents, we work with the vision of bringing people together. It was the first physical fair in Turkey and Europe. I am really excited. I did not expect such a large crowd. I would like to thank our Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, the President of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce Mahmut Özgener and those who contributed to it.
Hoti: “I see positive changes in Izmir”
Baki Hoti, President of the Association of Travel Agencies of Kosovo (SHTAK), said: “As Kosovo we have been coming to the fair for 6 years. The reason why we came here is to create bigger collaborations, to present our own country and to get to know zmir. The pandemic has strongly affected tourism. We will get back to normal as soon as possible. This is our first show after the pandemic. Our wish is that the fair grows even more next year. I see very positive changes in Izmir. New projects are emerging. I am very happy to see this, ”he said.
İşler: “Travel Turkey Izmir will grow even more”
Mehmet İşler, President of the Aegean Touristic Enterprises and Accommodations Union, said: “Travel Turkey Izmir has shown us that there is now an exchange in Turkish tourism and that it is a place where the whole industry comes together, like the ramhead. This has shown that our facilities and sales in 2022 will be affected by Travel Turkey zmir. Besides, İzmir has become a very important selling point not only in Turkey but also on the international platform. With this show, we have returned to the parameters of 2019, a great dynamic ahead. Kazanwe saw him go. We would like to thank everyone who contributed, especially Tunç Soyer. This fair suited Izmir very well, and it will continue to develop. It will now live as the meeting point not only of Izmir, the Aegean Sea and Turkey, but also of all the countries that enter a circle when drawing with a compass at a distance of 3 hours.