Eskişehir was declared as the Capital of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013 by UNESCO and it became a center of attraction among cultural tourism regions.
Turkey Travel Agencies Association (TÜRSAB) Eskişehir Regional Executive Chairman Akin Çamoğlu, AA correspondent, it was a great improvement in terms of tourism in recent years in Eskisehir, the city, being a shining city Anatolia as well as that received great attention from locals and tourists to the effect of presence in the European city view told.
The number of tourists is increasing every year, indicating that the increasing Çamoğlu, said:
“The average annual number of tourists staying in hotels in Eskişehir is around 300 to 350 thousand. Due to the lack of hotels, many tourists stay in guesthouses and apartments. For this reason, we cannot reach the net numbers. Due to the increasing demands, travel agencies are increasing day by day. In addition, the High Speed Train (YHT), which operates between Eskişehir and Ankara, increased the number of visitors coming from Ankara for touristic visits to the city. ”
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Explaining that the investments of the municipalities, especially the metropolitan, the historical riches in Odunpazarı and the start of the YHT play an important role in the becoming the center of attraction among the regions where Eskişehir's cultural tours are held, Çamoğlu said, “We are warm people from Eskişehir. We make an effort to contribute to this tourism by opening our hearts and intimacy to our guests. ”
Stating that Eskişehir is known as a student-university city, Çamoğlu stated:
“Those who come to visit Eskişehir are impressed here. There are even those who want to buy a house and stay here. Why- Because it is a very plain city… City Park, Science and Culture Park, Şehr-i Aşk Island, Şelale Park, gondola tours in Porsuk Stream with the appearance of Venice, museums, historical texture of Odunpazarı, souvenirs made from its own mineral meerstones. its wealth makes Eskişehir a center of attraction. In addition, the city tour by tram and the social structure engraved by the universities affect people remarkably. These show that the city is even more important than many other European cities. People who come to Eskişehir once want to come once again and recommend it to their relatives. ”
- Non-Cultural Heritage Capital
In addition, it was reported that the declaration of Eskişehir's Capital of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2013 will cause the heart of the Turkish homeland from Bosnia to Bukhara and the Great Wall of China to beat.
Turkey's intangible cultural heritage will be held in 2013 in the scientific, cultural and artistic events will be held as determined Eskişehir center.
In this context, Eskişehir is planned to host scientific meetings such as “symposiums, seminars” in 2013 and exhibitions and shows of those performing arts in the field of intangible cultural heritage. In this context, TURKSOY is expected to carry out some activities in 2013 in Eskişehir with the participation of member countries.