24th  East Mediterranean International Tourism & Travel Exhibition


20 January 2016

EMITT Invites Visitors to make their Vacation Plans for 2016 with Attractive Opportunities and Destinations it offers!

In its 20th anniversary, East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT is the leading meeting point for vacation enthusiasts with early booking discounts, vacation drawings and promotions related to holiday destinations from 80 countries including Turkey. 
Recognized as one of the top five tourism exhibitions in the world, EMITT is getting ready to bring together, the players of the tourism industry at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center between 28 - 31 January 2016 and create a powerful synergy within the sector. Among the main topics of discussion of the panels to be held alongside the exhibition are; “Brandization in Tourism” and “Health Tourism”.
Organized by Ekin Fuarcilik and EUF - E Uluslararası Fuarcılık, the affiliates of ITE Turkey which is the organizer of trade fairs in leading sectors of Turkey,  East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT is getting ready to become the meeting point for vacation enthusiasts in 2016 when it celebrates its 20th year. At the exhibition which will be held in 11 halls (equivalent to 70 thousand sqm exhibition space) of Tuyap Fair and Congress Center between 28 - 31 January 2016, national pavilions, Turkey’s vacation destinations, winter and outdoor tourism destinations, hotels and tourism centers, tour operators, agencies and hotels will be ready as exhibitors and showcase a huge variety of interesting and fruitful vacation alternatives to the visitors of the exhibition.
EMITT aims to attract a total of 4,500 companies, organizations and resorts from a total of 80 countries. With such an exhibitor diversity, the visitors of the exhibition will get a chance to make their vacation plans for 2016 and follow closely the latest vacation destinations. EMITT, which started the countdown for vacation enthusiasts, will offer its visitors, the best vacation destinations that match everyones budget at attractive rates and with “early booking” campaigns, and vacation drawings.
ITE Turkey Tourism & Travel & Fashion Group Director Hacer Aydın: “EMITT Tourism Exhibition has become the biggest meeting point not only for the Turkish tourism industry but also for the global tourism industry. In our 20th year, we’ve reached a participation level that encompasses 80 countries. In addition to being a commercial platform bringing together the professionals of the sector, EMITT is also an important address for vacation enthusiasts. In addition to tourism destinations of countries including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia -Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Greece, Korea, Maldives, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam the visitors will be able to examine closely, over 200 tourism destinations from 81 cities in our country. Vacation consumers will both get information about destinations they wish to discover and plan their vacations at lower prices thanks to “early booking” advantages offered at the exhibition. 
Events aimed at “Brandization in Tourism” and “Health Tourism”… 
EMITT like every year will bring together tourism professionals, resorts and tourism organizations and its visitors, and in its 20th year, EMITT will be hosting panels where tourism industry and health tourism will be discussed. With the panels and sessions to be held alongside the exhibition, experts will discuss the future of Turkish tourism industry.
The panel titled “Brandization in Turkey” which will be held between 10:30 – 12:30 on Friday January 29th, and moderated by Prof. Dr. İbrahim Birkan will be attended by İrfan Önal (Promotions General Manager of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey), Armin Zerunyan (Hilton Worldwide Turkey Regional Manager), Murat Ersoy (ETS – Atlas Global Airlines Chairman of the Board), Başak Erel (Rixos – Senior Vice Chairman in Charge of Brand) and Murat Yılmaz  (Starwood Hotels – Senior Business Development Director).
In addition, among the participants of the panel titled “Health Tourism” which will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Muharrem Tuna between 14:00 – 16:00 on Friday January 29th, are Ömer Tontuş (General Manager of Healthcare Improvement at the Ministry of Health of Turkish Republic), Meri İstroti (Liv Hospital Group Coordinator), Prof. Dr. Mustafa Solak (Chancellor of Afyon Kocatepe University), Selim Mutgan (Health Tourism Coordination Board Member) and Tamer Çiçek (Adonis Turizm Chairman of the Board).
East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT which will be held at Tuyap Fair and Convention Center between 28 – 31 January 2016, is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkish Republic, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Turkish Airlines and will be organized in association with Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TUROFED) and Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD) and supported by KOSGEB.
Thanks to ITE Group who organizes six exhibitions in the area of ‘tourism and travel’ in five countries all of which are the leading events in their fields in their specific regions, ITE Group has profound experience and expertise in the sector. Also ITE Turkey has the gained profound experience and expertise in the tourism and travel sector thanks to the EMITT Tourism Exhibition, which it has been organizing for 20 years. Combining the powerful global network offered by ITE Group Plc. and ITE Turkey’s experience and portfolio, EMITT will continue to create a more powerful synergy for the tourism industry.
The 19th EMITT Exhibition, which was held in January 2015, hosted a total of 142,100 visitors with the participation of 71 countries and 4,550 organizations, companies and resorts. In its 20th year, EMITT exhibition, which will be held in 28 - 31 January 2016 aims to attract 80 countries by expanding its coverage to include congress tourism, winter and outdoor sports tourism and health tourism as well.
About Ekin Fuarcılık and EUF – E Uluslararası Fuarcılık
East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT is organized by Ekin Fuarcılık and EUF - E Uluslararası Fuarcılık which are affiliates of ITE Turkey. Having become one of the top five tourism exhibitions in the world, EMITT Tourism Exhibition contributes to the growth of the sector in the region with its ever-increasing number of participants and visitors.
EUF - E Uluslararası Fuar Tanıtım Hizmetleri A.Ş., an affiliate of ITE Turkey, has been organizing exhibitions since 1999 for packaging, energy, construction machinery, food, furniture, stationery, promotional items, water and wastewater, tourism, rail systems and logistics industries. With the support of international exhibition company ITE Group Plc.’s global information network, experience and global partnerships, EUF A.Ş organizes; ANKOMAK (International Construction Machinery, Building Elements and Construction Technologies Exhibition), IPACK TURKEY (International Packaging and Food Processing Systems Exhibition), IWE ISTANBUL WATER EXPO (Istanbul Water and Waste Water Treatment Technologies Exhibition and Conference), EMITT (East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition), EURASIA RAIL (International Rolling Stock Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition), GLOBAL OIL & GAS TURKEY (Turkish International Oil and Gas Conference) and WORLDFOOD ISTANBUL (International Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition).
About ITE Turkey
ITE Turkey is the Turkish affiliate of ITE Group Plc, an international trade events organization company that organizes over 240 exhibitions and conferences annually at the global level with over 1000 experienced personnel from 32 offices in 20 countries. Organizing leading trade events in the leading sectors of Turkey, ITE Turkey is comprised of YEM Fuarcılık, EUF - E Uluslararası Fuar Tanıtım Hizmetleri, Ekin Fuar, Platform Uluslararası Fuarcılık and TF Fuarcılık companies.
ITE Turkey organizes the leading trade events of Turkey for the construction, tourism, cosmetics, food, fashion, energy, packaging, construction machinery, rail systems and logistics industries and gets its power from its profound experience in Turkey and the region and from the global network of ITE Group. ITE Turkey, offers opportunities for new business deals, partnerships and purchasing agreements by opening its powerful global network in the exhibition industry to every sector it operates in and contributes to the growth of these industries. 
For Further Information:
Ebru Alpman Marşan / Essance İstanbul İletişim Danışmanlığı / 212 282 40 85 – ext. 22; ebru.alpman@essance-istanbul.com
Güliz Şengüler / Essance İstanbul İletişim Danışmanlığı / 212 282 40 85 – ext. 17; guliz.senguler@essance-istanbul.com











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