Istanbul to host EMITT Tourism Exhibition next year

Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

EMITT Tourism ExhibitionThe East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, one of the top four tourism exhibitions in the world, is all set to bring together overseas tourism professionals and holiday consumers for the 23rd time in Istanbul between January 31 – February 3, 2019.

Arranged by EUF – E Uluslararası Fuarcılık, a subsidiary of ITE Turkey, EMITT will be organized at TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center.

Organized in collaboration with Travel Shop Turkey every year, hosted buyer (invited tour operator) programme will attract nearly 900 tour operators from over 100 countries including Asia, Europe, Far East and Latin America.

To quote Hacer Aydın, ITE Turkey Tourism & Travel & Fashion Group Director, while stating that there is a parallelism between the national tourism and EMITT, “We had the opportunity to clearly see the relationship between the growth in the national tourism and EMITT once again in January 2018. In the EMITT organized for the 22nd time in January 2018, we achieved a phenomenal success by hosting 1,065 exhibitors from 85 countries and 54,364 visitors in EMITT. The mobility observed in the tourism sector in 2017 manifested itself in EMITT and we recorded 55% growth in terms of number of exhibitors in our last exhibition. This growth was a precursor of a rapid rise in the tourism sector in 2018 and we witnessed that the sector has achieved a rapid growth.”

Aydın said, “The Ministry of Tourism data also supports this. The number of international visitors coming to Turkey reached 21.64 million people with a rise by 24.9 percent in seven months. Besides, a significant increase is observed in terms of revenue. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, tourism revenues reached $11.5 billion with a rise by 31 percent in the first half of the year. There is a significant increase of 36.9 percent ($9.28 billion) in terms of revenue obtained from international tourists. In other words, more than 80 percent of our tourism revenues came from foreign tourists in the first half of the year. In consideration of these data, we can say that our country is again a brand destination for international tourists. Not to mention the fact that tourists are spending more than ever. Considering these positive figures, we think it is time for publicity for enterprises and destinations. As EMITT, Turkey’s leading travel and tourism exhibition, we continue to offer unique opportunities to access this growing market.”


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