Van Eastern Anatolia International Tourism and Travel Fair opened its doors to its visitors for the 11th time. The stand of the Metropolitan Municipality at the fair was met with great interest by the visitors.
The opening ceremony of the fair, where the stands of companies from Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Georgia as well as Turkey, were held at the Van Expo Convention and Fair Center. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Özgül Özkan Yavuz, Governor and Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Mehmet Emin Bilmez, AK Party Van Deputies Osman Nuri Gülacar, İrfan Kartal, Yüzüncü Yıl University Rector Prof. Dr. Hamdullah Şevli, Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Mehmet Fatih Çelikel, AK Party Provincial Chairman Kayhan Türkmenoğlu, district governors, mayors, managers of public institutions and organizations, business people and citizens attended the meeting.
Speaking at the opening, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Özgül Özkan Yavuz stated that Turkey came out with less shrinkage in the field of tourism compared to competing countries during the pandemic period and said, “In addition to our strong health infrastructure, Turkey, with the Safe Tourism Certification Program we have started and the dynamic international promotion activities we have carried out, are the tourism sector's visitors. It has survived this difficult period with less shrinkage compared to the world average and rival countries in terms of number. We predicted that by the last quarter of 2021, international events and fairs would begin to be reorganized.” said.
Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez stated that companies from Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq and different provinces of Turkey participated in the fair.
Noting that Van would be one of the provinces with the most fairs in Turkey in the absence of a pandemic, Governor Bilmez said, “As the governorship and municipality, we no longer allow fairs for local products and other needs in such tents in the city center. That's why we all need to own this fair center and use it very functionally. We are one of the best in terms of number of cases. But unfortunately, our vaccination rate is not at the level we want in Turkey. I urge all citizens to get vaccinated.” used the phrases.
After the speeches, the opening ribbon of the fair was cut by the protocol.
COLOR IMAGES IN THE METROPOLITAN STAND
Opening a colorful booth at the fair, the Metropolitan Municipality, exhibiting the historical and touristic beauties of Van, hosted many guests from the first day. While dances were performed with the folk songs performed by the Van Sitting Night team, the local delicacies of the city were also offered to the guests at the stand. Mehmet Fatih Çelikel, Secretary General of the Metropolitan Municipality, visited the companies that opened stands and met with the citizens. sohbet He.
The fair, located in the Organized Industrial Zone Fair and Congress Hall, will host its visitors until October 3.