Published on : Saturday, December 16, 2017
Even during winter months, this historic city still attracts local and foreign tourists. Besides the vacation tourism, it also makes a strong impression with congress tourism.
As one of the most substantial touristic cities of the Mediterranean region, Antalya attracts the most attention.
Last week, the 7th International Resort Tourism Congress with the theme “Future of Tourism, Tourism’s Future” was held by the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers Association (AKTOB) in Antalya.
The Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmus gave a speech at the opening of the congress held in Antalya and emphasized that Turkish tourism has finally left a challenging period behind and started to rise again.
Kurtulmuş said that Turkey left the hardship of 2016 behind and began to climb upward from the deep end, so to speak. What we have in front of us is difficult, but if we work together and continue this struggle hand in hand, they have some extremely important years to achieve good results.
Starting in 2017 and continuing until 2023, an important period has begun for the Turkish economy and tourism. The tourism sector is both the backbone of economic development and the sector that creates a substantial amount of employment.
AKTOB, the organizer of the congress, President Erkan Yağcı said that the world and tourism are going through extraordinary times. The Middle East and the Mediterranean basin are among the regions that have felt this stress the most.