Turkish hoteliers president named deputy chairman of global tourism organization
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoOsman Ayık, the president of the Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TUROFED), has been elected the deputy chairman of the United Nations World of Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members.
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) said in a written statement that TUROFED and TOBB Tourism Council President Ayık had been elected as the deputy chairman of UNWTO on behalf of TOBB on Oct. 12.
Ayık won the support of nearly 500 members at the UNWTO general assembly. TOBB held the post of deputy chairman for the third time since March 2012, and Ayık has held it for two years.
Noting that Turkey is one the most important tourist areas in the world, and hosts large numbers of tourists, Ayık said he was proud to be in the UNWTO assembly.
Countries in the assembly included Russia, Jamaica, Uruguay, Spain, the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, South Africa, Namibia, Colombia, Argentina, Malaysia, India, Azerbaijan and Egypt.