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Antalya aims to develop congress and exhibition tourism

Antalya aims to develop congress and exhibition tourism

In the “tourist capital” of Turkey, Antalya, by the end of the year, a total of 138 events of congress and exhibition tourism will be organized.

This was announced by the head of the Antalya Promotion Foundation (ATAV) Yeliz Gul Ege at a meeting with members of the Association of Journalists and Economists of Turkey.

According to her, Antalya is a popular destination for congress and exhibition tourism.

“Thanks to the favorable climate, developed infrastructure, quality of services and qualified personnel, the south of Turkey has become an ideal place for holding events of various levels,” said the head of ATAV.

Ege noted that congress and exhibition tourism is distinguished by high profitability and the ability to hold events all year round.

“Congresses, symposia, exhibitions, meetings of various levels contribute to the development of other areas of tourism. In 2019, a total of 115 congresses were organized in Antalya, in 2020 – 37 congresses. For 8 months of this year, the “tourist capital” has already hosted 128 events”, – said the head of ATAV.

Another 15 congresses are expected to be held by the end of the year, she said.

“The cost of tourists visiting Turkey in 2020 averaged $ 762 per person. We aim to bring this figure up to $ 1,000 per tourist, including through the development of congress and exhibition tourism,”Ege said.