İzmir welcomes world tourism leaders
Ekrem Demirtaş, the head of the İzmir Chamber of Commerce (İZTO). DHA PhotoThe heads of tourism organizations, airlines and tour operators from 26 countries are set to meet in İzmir at the Tourizmir summit on the first three days of October.
The Aegean province will be introduced to the prominent figures of world tourism at the event, said Ekrem Demirtaş, the head of the İzmir Chamber of Commerce (İZTO), in a statement to promote the summit.
“Our foreign guests are the persons who have a large share in world tourism revenues and who also make big expenditures in the business. Some of them have an annual event budget of between 1 million and 10 million dollars,” said Demirtaş.
Moris Kohenkasar, the head of the World Association of Travel Agencies; Joe Borg Olivier, the United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA) president; and Başaran Ulusoy, the head of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), will be among the participants of the event, along with executives from global companies.
İzmir is the third largest city in Turkey, located at an Aegean spot with easy access to many renowned resorts in the country.