Mersin eyes new tourism hope after the Mediterranean Games
MERSİN - Anadolu Agency
Found near the sea, Kızkalesi district of Mersin is the main part that Mediterranean Games were held.Following the success of the Mediterranean Games, Mersin is eyeing new developments in tourism, said mayor Necati Kale. After the 17th Mediterranean Games the numbers of foreign tourists have risen, Kale added. This is an important start to present the city in the best way, according to Kale.
The mayor explained that with these games Mersin obtained new facilities and the old ones would renew themselves. “Our main aim is that Mersin will serve as a permanent city for the games and increase its economic and also tourism growth,” he added.
The Kızkalesi area also served as a main spot for the games, he said. “Turkey received its first gold medal in the Mediterranean Games in Kızkalesi. Now this area means much to us.”
Speaking after Kale, Kızkalesi Tourism and Culture Association president Hüseyin Çalışkan said foreign tourists were very happy as they were leaving the city.
Noting that the games have revived the city, Çalışkan said the tourism had been revived also. Many tourist visit the city.