The 23rd Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Fair (EMITT) was held on 25-28 January 2018 in Tüyap Fair and Congress Centre in Istanbul.
This year, participating the fair as Bursa stand with contribution of BEBKA, we took place with Provincial Directorate of Culture and municipalities, besides private sector representatives of tourism which are hotels and travel agencies. Hotels and travel agencies have made B2B meetings with the pre-determined appointments received through online appointment system or other channels towards establishing business connections.
B2B meetings conducted by 16 member hotels of GUMTOB (South Marmara Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association), 8 member agencies of TÜRSAB South Marmara Regional Executive Board, BUSAT (Bursa Health Tourism Association), BTM (Bursa Science and Technology Centre) and BEBKA (Bursa Eskisehir Bilecik Development Agency) Bursa Investment Support Office in both Bursa stand and fair’s hosted buyer area.
Our General Secretary İsmail GERIM and Vice Governor Yunus Fatih KADIROGLU took place in our stand and Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur AKTAS visited the Bursa stand on the first day of the fair and met with participating institutions and organizations in the stand. Minister of Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUS visited the Bursa stand on the first day. On the third day of the fair Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Hüseyin YAYMAN also visited our stand.
During the fair, Hacivat and Karagöz characters in the Bursa stand attracted the attention of the visitors, especially the children. While our districts offered local tastes to visitors, promotional materials were shared with the visitors.