Tourism in Erzurum Before Winter Season

Tourism in Erzurum was Pre-Winter Seasoned: Erzurum Governor Ahmet Altıparmak came together with touristic hotel managers and tourism professionals, and put winter tourism on the table in Palandöken Ski Center.

Governor Ahmet Altıparmak, Metropolitan Mayor AK Party Mehmet Sekmen, Deputy Governor Ömer Hilmi Yamlı, Ataturk University Rector Prof.Dr. Hikmet Koçak, Rector of Erzurum Technical University Prof.Dr. Muammer Yaylalı, district mayors, hotel managers, owners of tourism companies participated. An evaluation of the last season was made at the meeting under the chairmanship of Governor Ahmet Altıparmak, where the projects in the field of tourism were discussed before the 2014-2015 winter season. Drawing attention to the importance of acting jointly with tourism and municipalities, Governor Ahmet Altıparmak said, “Erzurum will serve as one of the leading ski resorts with new projects. 100 percent occupancy rate was achieved in hotels last season. In the winter season, there was a 35 percent increase. Our goal is to find 80 percent. With this occupancy, new hotel needs emerged that are affordable. There are initiatives for this, ”he said.

TWO WEEKWEAR FERSTIVAL

Metropolitan Mayor Mehmet Sekmen criticized Erzurum not being a holiday village despite being a ski city. President Sekmen pointed out that those who came by plane went to Palandöken within 10-15 minutes. Emphasizing that they have decided to participate in all tourism fairs, Sekmen said that they aspired to the facilities at Palandöken Ski Center, which was included in the scope of privatization, as the Metropolitan Municipality. Reminding that they discussed this issue with the President when he came to Rize in the past days, Sekmen stated that they will hold a winter festival on 13 December with the municipality and hotels. Explaining that the winter festival will continue for two weeks, Mehmet Sekmen said, “The opening of winter tourism will be held in Erzurum. We will repeat it every year and make it traditional. Erzurum will come to mind when it comes to winter and ski. I believe that if we can make our advertisement well, we will achieve significant success. ”

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