Located in Turkey’s Muğla province the resort city of Bodrum is planning to attract more tourists through agritourism.
The city’s mayor Ahmet Aras, who is also the head of Bodrum Promotion Foundation (BOTAV), said that agriculture is an essential field for Bodrum.
“Very important developments are taking place in Bodrum for the development of agriculture and value-added production. We aim to diversify tourism by integrating tourism and agriculture,” Aras said.
The mayor noted that the city’s municipality established an agricultural department and organized a workshop for creating a five-year agricultural development plan in recent months.
“Agriculture is a strategic field, especially during the pandemic period; it has much more importance than the manufacturing and tourism fields,” the mayor underlined.
The municipality and BOTAV determined Bodrum’s high value-added products and then began working on creating an ecological and agricultural tourism environment, Aras said.
In this regard, he continued, producers are being supported by the municipality with grants, free agricultural lands and consultancy.