Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, Travel Turkey Izmir-15. He attended the Presidents' Session within the scope of the International Tourism Fair and Congress. Saying that a fair of this scale after the pandemic is promising, Soyer announced that they will start the Midilli-Izmir voyages in April 2022 and that the first cruise ship will arrive in the city on 3 May. Soyer, who also met with caravans who light campfires as part of the TTI Outdoor Fair, announced that they will build a campervan camping area in at least 3 points in the city.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, Travel Turkey Izmir-15. He attended the Presidents' Session held as part of the International Tourism Fair and Congress. The session moderated by İlker Ünsever, Chief Legal Advisor of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), was attended by Chairman Tunç Soyer, TÜRSAB Chairman of the Board Firuz Bağlıkaya, and İzmir Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mahmut Özgener. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “A very exciting meeting… We were able to meet face to face, eye to eye for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Buyers, sellers, marketers, all the dynamics of the sector… People are smiling. The industry is very pleased with this meeting. This is so precious. Travel Turkey Izmir Fair is the first tourism fair in the world to be organized after a pandemic of this scale. It is an extremely exciting start for 2022 for all of us, both in Turkey and in Izmir," he said.
Soyer: “We need to focus”
Expressing that İzmir has a great potential in the field of tourism, Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “1,5 million tourists do not suit İzmir. Not acceptable. When you look at the possibilities it has, you say 'oh shame, what a shame'. But that will change,” he said. Explaining that they will start Midilli-İzmir flights in April and that the first cruise ship will arrive in the city on May 2022, 3, Soyer said:
“Our joint project with Mahmut Özgener, Chairman of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce, I hope we will be able to do it. We are dreaming of a marina in the middle of Izmir, where the Pier is. İnciraltı has been İzmir's dream for 20 years in health tourism. Why did we go to the Expo 2015 nomination process with the theme of health? We wanted to have an identity that overlaps with İzmir. We are aware of our potential, we know that it will only reach its goal with common mind and synergy. I know that we will succeed without dusting and trembling on it. After seeing Travel Turkey, I am very optimistic and hopeful. It would be a shame if we did not do this after seeing the smiling faces of the participants. We will not miss the opportunities. Together, we will take care of it and move it forward.”
Expressing that tourism in İzmir should be diversified and spread over 12 months, İzmir Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Mahmut Özgener said, “It is an exciting day. The beauty and energy of this fair gave us so much strength and happiness. We really missed the crowded fairs. This interest in the fair visually reflects İzmir's perspective and expectation towards tourism. Our President has set important goals for tourism, and we support it. Izmir does not get what it deserves from the tourism cake and its potential. For this, we need to act together,” he said.
İzmir's energy emerges
TÜRSAB Chairman of the Board of Directors Firuz Bağlıkaya said, “This fair in İzmir is much easier, more comfortable and efficient. There is a team working for a common mind, goal and purpose. When the municipality, chamber of commerce, governorship and other local actors join, a different product, spirit and energy emerges. It is beneficial for the region. It will continue to be seen in the long term," he said.
Caravan camp site good news from Soyer
Chairman Tunç Soyer; Travel Turkey Izmir-15. Visiting the stands at the International Tourism Fair and meeting with tourism professionals sohbet he did. Mayor Soyer also met with the mayors of the cities he contributed to join the Cittaslow network at the TRNC stand. President Soyer then went to the Fair İzmir C Hall, which was opened in parallel with the Tourism Fair, by bicycle. President Soyer, who examined the caravans, lit a campfire in the open area where there are about 20 caravans that came to the TTI Outdoor Fair the day before the opening. A while with the campers sohbet President Soyer said, “Karşıyaka We bought the sanatorium in Yamanlar. We will build a caravan camping area at at least 3 points. Something very late. Don't worry, we will build a caravan campsite in 2022. We will bring caravan drivers together in Izmir with the caravan festival,” he said. President Soyer's good news was greeted with applause by the caravan drivers.