Mehmet Ensarioglu, Strategy and Coordination Director at Izmir Valiligi (Administration)
- İzmir Valiligi has joined this exhibition together with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey and represents the famous city of Izmir and its culture, nature, trade routes and tourist products. I note that Izmir is a developed industrial city, after Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa, and economically attractive from the point of view of tourism and trade. This is our second participation at AITF. Last year we met with President Ilham Aliyev and talked about the need for tariff flights to Izmir from Baku. It would be a kind of bridge connecting our cities, which served the common goal of further development of tourism.
At our stand we provide visitors with the necessary maps and brochures in Russian, English and Turkish with full information about Izmir. In addition, on the monitor installed on the stand, presentation videos are constantly shown. We are pleased to treat all visitors with national sweets. Izmir is also famous for its many hotels. Representatives of some of them are here today and are ready for negotiations and contacts. Most importantly, I would like to note that in Izmir in 2019 the construction of the port is being completed, which will become the largest sea hub in Europe and Turkey.