Turkey and is one of the world's favorite ski resorts Erciyes Winter Sports and Tourism Center, the European Commission distinguished Destinations alternative tourism opportunities were eligible to take part in the network. Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç was also presented an award certificate signed by the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.
The European Commission has been included in the European Destinations of Excellence-EDEN network, with a competition organized since 2007, by determining the destinations that adopt sustainable tourism understanding and have high potential for improvement. Kayseri Erciyes Inc. He applied last year to include Erciyes Tourism Center, which has become a winter sports and tourism center in international standards in recent years, into this network.
With its special location and strong infrastructure, Erciyes offers many sports activities such as cycling, athletics, wrestling, marathon, volleyball, football high altitude training camps for snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding in winter and nature and sports tourism in summer. In addition, Erciyes stands out as an ideal destination where various mountain and nature sports such as summit climbing, hiking, tent / caravan camp, ATV safari, horse riding and activities that contribute to people's physical and mental health are carried out. In addition to all these features, the professional management philosophy established in Erciyes and the provision of these opportunities to the benefit of the world's humanity by ensuring the sustainability and efficiency was defined as one of the points taken into consideration by the Commission.
Mount Erciyes owned held by these features with the European Commission and in our country Culture and executed by the Ministry of Tourism Europeans distinguished Destinations managed to the finals taking place among the contest in which applicants from Turkey to 30 destinations within the top 5 destinations. The contest, which is organized with a different theme each year by the European Commission, was held in 2019 with the theme of "Health and Wellbeing Tourism". Thus, Kayseri and Erciyes became one of the most distinguished European destinations with alternative tourism options and made their name known in Europe.
Among the 30 applications made to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Afyonkarahisar, Ankara, İzmir and Balıkesir, which made it to the finals along with Kayseri, will now be included in the European Commission's Exclusive Destinations Network. By the Commission for the destinations involved and named EDEN network is very extensive promotional activities in Europe by gerçekleştiriliyor.türki Tourism Promotion and Development Agency "Cities and Destinations Promotion Activities" under the arranged meeting, Culture and due to the success of the Ministry of Tourism's EDEN project Erciyes given the award, Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency Kayseri by Turkmen Deputy General Manager Ertan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç, and the final certificate was given to Erciyes A.Ş. by Şükrü Dursun, Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism. Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. It was presented to Murat Cahid Cıngı.