Countdown for Istanbul Shopping Fest kicks off
BAKU - Anatolia News Agency
Promotional activites to advertise Istanbul Shopping Fest, which will take place between June 8 to 30, have started in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜRELIstanbul Shopping Fest, which will be organized for the third time in Istanbul from June 8 to 30, has been introduced in Azerbaijan.
The first stop for the international advertising company organizing the festival was the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. A press meeting was hosted by Seyit Ahmet Arslan, the Culture and Promotion Undersecretary of the Turkish Embassy in Baku, with the participation of many Turkish and Azeri officials, businesspersons and celebrities, including General Manager of Turkish Radio-TV (TRT) İbrahim Şahin, Festival Chairman Vahap Küçük, and Tünzale Ağayeva, an Azeri artist.
The promotional activities of the Istanbul Shopping Festival also visited Baku last year. “Azerbaijan sent the third highest number of visitors to the festival last year, resulting in a 35 percent increase in the number of Azeri tourists in Istanbul,” Küçük said.
Iranian tourists ranked first in spending money last year. The shops, which were open until late during last year’s festival, raked in a total of 7.5 billion Turkish Liras in 21 days. More than 5.5 million tourists visited Istanbul during last year’s festival, the ISF officials said. The Istanbul Shopping Fest is an annual festival of shopping, culture and entertainment.