G-20 Summit makes $1 bln contribution to Antalya’s tourism
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoThe G-20 Summit, which was held in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya on Nov. 15-16, has given the province promotional opportunities worth more than $1 billion, Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel has stated.
“The G-20 Summit was a great chance for Antalya to make its name much more heard across the world. We got over $1 billion of promotional opportunities through it and we have used this very well, as our distinguished guests thanked us for the success of the organization,” Türel said.
He also noted that the Chinese delegation, which will hold the G-20 presidency in 2016, asked for organizational advice for next year’s leaders’ summit.
Türel said that despite the tight security arrangements taken during the summit, no tourists visiting Antalya felt any uncomfortableness at airports, during transport, or in other areas. He said Antalya’s infrastructure could handle such arrangements, as around 150,000 tourists visit the province every day during summer.
Around 90,000 tons of asphalt was paved on roads over the last two months as a part of the preparations for the G-20 Summit, he stated.
World leaders who represent 85 percent of the global economy visited Antalya during the summit. Around 13,000 people attended the events, during which around 40,000 staff worked, according to the official website of the summit. For the G-20 leaders, a total of 20 hotels in Antalya’s Belek district were assigned, while there were also five hotels at the main summit zone reserved for delegation meetings.