Kayseri’s tourism players aim to bring Iranian tourists to province
Tourism players of Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Kayseri have met with their colleagues in the Iranian capital of Tehran to boost tourism between the two countries.
“Today we are in Tehran, presenting the entertaining touristic aspects of Kayseri and [Mount] Erciyes to Iranian tourism players in order to boost incoming tourists and fulfil the touristic potential these cities hold,” Cahit Cıngı, the chairman of Erciyes Inc., a company owned by Kayseri Municipality to boost the province’s tourism, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency.
Mount Erciyes is the highest summit in Anatolia and one of Turkey’s top destinations for skiing and snowboarding.
The meeting between Turkish and Iranian tourism players was held on July 16 in the Tehran branch of Turkish Airlines, with the aim of increasing touristic activity between the two countries.
In order to introduce Kayseri, Turkish tourism players showed short films on the famous Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia famous for its chimneys, and the province itself to their Iranian colleagues.
Then a presentation on Mount Erciyes was given by Cıngı, who emphasized skiing as a popular touristic attraction.
“Our Iranian guests [tourists] spend roughly $1,000 per day on average during their visit,” Ali Koray Özandaç, the head of Kayseri Tourism Operators Association (KAYTİD), told Anadolu Agency, in an attempt to explain the importance of tourism from Iran.
Özandaç also said that the tourism players in Tehran were pleased to hear about the historic aspects and natural beauty of Kayseri during their meeting, adding that there is high demand for the province.