hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality; Travel Turkey İzmir Fair, which was held for the 15th time this year, and TTI Outdoor Fair, which was held simultaneously, created hope for both İzmir and the country's tourism professionals. Expressing that there was a participation above the expectations in the fair, which brought dynamism to the city's economy with more than a thousand participants from Turkey and abroad, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “Let 2022 be a year in which tourism in İzmir takes a much greater leap forward. May it be a good tourism 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 world city, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality accelerated the tourism potential of the city with fairs. kazancontinues to climb. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which brought together the Turkish and world fashion industry in Izmir with its more than 15 domestic and international participants at the 2th IF Wedding Fashion Izmir – Wedding Dress, Suit and Evening Dress Fair last month, now brings Turkey's and the world's and the world's fashion industry together with the Travel Turkey Izmir Fair. hosted the world's leading tourism stakeholders. TTI Outdoor-Camp, Caravan, Outdoor and Equipment Fair, which was held simultaneously with Travel Turkey İzmir, which brought the tourism sector together for the first time physically after the pandemic, also made the tourism sector happy.
Hotels are full
15. Travel Turkey İzmir and TTI Outdoor Fairs gave a breath of fresh air to both the city and the country's tourism. Occupancy rates in hotels approached 100 percent again. The vitality of the tourism and service sector, from restaurants to cafeterias, from transportation to shopping, and the tradesmen, who had a hard time due to the pandemic, laughed.
Soyer: “A first after the pandemic”
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that there was a participation in Travel Turkey İzmir Fair that exceeded their expectations and said, “Everyone is smiling at the fair. A very valuable fair, this is the first time a tourism fair with such a wide participation is organized after the long-lasting pandemic. I am proud of İZFAŞ. There is the effort of our stakeholders with whom we cooperate. It turned out such a good result. We want the fair to be fruitful and the participants to leave the fair with a smile. Let 2022 be a year in which tourism in İzmir takes a much bigger leap forward. May it be a good tourism year for our Turkey. Let Travel Turkey Izmir be the pioneer of this," he said.
Baglikaya: “I was not expecting the crowd and the attention”
President of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), Firuz Bağlıkaya said, “Travel Turkey İzmir is the first face-to-face fair held in the tourism sector after the pandemic. Something very valuable. 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 was not expecting such a large crowd. I would like to thank our Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, İzmir Chamber of Commerce President Mahmut Özgener and those who contributed to it.”
Hoti: “I see positive changes in İzmir”
Baki Hoti, President of Kosovo Travel Agencies Association (SHTAK), said, “As Kosovo, we have been coming to the fair for 6 years. The reason we came here is to create greater collaborations, to introduce our own country and to get to know İzmir. The pandemic has greatly affected tourism. We will go back to normal as soon as possible. This is our first fair after the pandemic. Our wish is for the fair to grow even more next year. I see very positive changes in Izmir. New projects are being made. I am very happy to see this,” he said.
İşler: “Travel Turkey İzmir will grow even more”
Mehmet İşler, President of the Aegean Touristic Enterprises and Accommodations Union, said, “Travel Turkey İzmir has shown us that there is now a stock market in Turkish tourism, and that it is a place where the whole industry gathers together, like the ramhead. It showed that our facilities and sales in 2022 will be affected by Travel Turkey İzmir. In addition, İzmir has become a very important sales point not only in Turkey but also in the international platform. With this fair, we have returned to the settings of 2019, a great momentum forward. kazanwe saw him go. We would like to thank everyone who contributed, especially Tunç Soyer. This fair suited İzmir very well, and it will continue to grow. He will live from now on as the meeting point of not only Izmir, the Aegean and Turkey, but also all the countries that come into a circle when we draw with a compass at a distance of 3 hours.”