Published on : Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A travel summit in Istanbul next month will bring tourism industry professionals together along with leading social media icons and this will be a major opportunity for revamping the country’s tourism sector.
Turkish tourism is yet to recover from its recent terror attacks and major drop in number of foreign tourist arrivals. This gathering will be a good opportunity for turning things around with presence of 150 social media personalities from around the world with followers numbering more than 80 million. The INFLOW Travel Summit will begin in Istanbul (Nov 24-25) where participants will have panel discussions, make speeches and get the chance to network, thereby creating prospect for local firms to promote Turkey’s tourism potential to leading digital influencers in the industry. As part of the event, there will be special tours of Istanbul and Cappadocia. Leading participants at the summit will be famous names like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube along with global tourism companies and brand representatives. Turkish Airlines, the Tourism Ministry and the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) will be among the sponsors of the summit. The summit will also be closely followed by UBER and TripAdvisor.
This event will be one of its kind, where leading personalities of each platform will assemble to meet with tourism representatives and discuss new marketing strategies. INFLOW will also aim to develop alternative markets for the local tourism industry.