Turkey's Mountains to Economy KazanThe Turkish Ski Federation will transform 3 mountains over 137 thousand meters across the country into an international ski center and contribute to the economy. kazanHe started working to get it. The Federation, which has prepared a 12-year project, is targeting an annual income of 15 billion euros from the mountains.
Turkey Ski Federation President Erol Benefits, AA said in a statement to reporters, skiing is the only sport that can provide the country's development, so in recent years, said he invested in the mountains of many countries.
Turkey 3 thousand meters over 137 mountain found striking benefits, with such a potential winter tourism which has become a global brand that even in Austria, though in terms of the country the necessary steps about winter sports in the mountains in Turkey said that a great loss.
Stating that Austria, with a population of 8,4 million, earns an annual income of 44,5 billion euros from ski tourism, Yarar said, “We, as a country, are unaware of our mountains. No serious investments have been made except for a few mountains related to skiing. Turkey, despite the much greater potential than Austria can not use this wealth, "he said.
Pointing out that there is a guarantee of snow in the mountains above 3 thousand meters, since there is global warming in the world, Yarar said that the season starts early and closes late in the mountains at this height and investors have more money. kazanhe said he could.
Benefit, as TKF, contributes to the winter tourism of the mountains. kazanExplaining that they have been working on a project for 12 years to increase the number of people, and that they set out with the slogan "The state, nation, hand in hand, Turkey will reach the summit", he emphasized that the countries around Turkey have just started to get acquainted with skiing and that it can appeal to a population of 800 million.
15 billion euros annual revenue target
This market should be very good evaluation of the 3 thousand meters in the mountains on a good planning that draws attention Yarar, said:
“As TKF, we will invest 12 hotels in a 5-year period. There are a total of 80 thousand lifts in 27 ski resorts around the world. We will build a thousand lifts in 12 years. We will establish regional ski hospitals. We have identified 48 regions in 100 provinces. In these regions, we aim to invest 12 billion euros in 48,5 years. When we achieve these goals, we will be able to bring 10 million foreign tourists to our mountains. Together with the locals, we will host 13-14 million tourists in the mountains every year. If we catch these figures, we will generate an annual income of 15 billion Euros. In addition, 500 thousand people will be employed directly. Only the value added of the state will be 2 billion euros. We will do this with our athletes, investors and governments. ”
In case of using petroleum potential in Turkey's mountains, even claiming to be in need of Benefits, Turkey's economy is very important in terms of ski sports, ski jumping stressed that only the world's 2 billion people watch.
Countries' winter sports investments
Benefit, the countries of the winter sports is very serious investments, stating that the most extreme point of the Olympics, he stressed.
Reminding that Russia has invested $ 2014 billion for the 51 Sochi Winter Olympics, Yarar said that even Armenia has increased its investment in ski sports and mountains by 120 percent, and countries such as Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan have also made progress.