Ara 01 | 2017
As one of the world’s top five travel exhibitions, EMITT brings together destinations and travel service companies, and tourists and industry professionals looking for new and exciting travel opportunities. Here's why EMITT is a great opportunity to grow your business leads.
The market is taking off
Turkish inbound tourism is bouncing back after a slow 2016 as tourists venture back – 21.9 million of them in the first eight months of 2017, a 25.4% rise on the same period in 2016.
Osman Sober, Head of the Turkish Hoteliers Federation TUROFED, has reported that the number of Russian tourists travelling to Turkey by the end of 2017 is expected to exceed 2015’s pre-crisis levels.
Alongside the recovery in Turkey’s inbound sector, the number of Turkish tourists travelling abroad is rising. Overall figures have expanded steadily over the past 15 years, from 3.6 million tourists venturing abroad in 2003 to 8 million in 2016.
A target audience
With over 46,000 visitors each year, there’s no easier way to meet Turkey’s travel industry than at EMITT.
The audience includes tour operators, travel agents, hotels, and representatives of countless other travel organisations from Turkey and 94 other countries.
Key industry buyers attend EMITT looking to discuss business opportunities, network with exhibitors and sign contracts.
This is a great way to build and strengthen your current network and meet new contacts. EMITT attracts those actively looking to meet tour operators, tourist boards, accommodation providers, airlines and transport companies, and travel service providers.
The Hosted Buyers Programme is an excellent chance to boost your networking activities and hold pre-arranged meetings with VIP buyers looking to discuss new partnership deals.
With the travel industry in one place, the event is an opportunity to gain insight into the global and Turkish tourism sectors and find out what else is on offer for tourists.
This year’s conference programme will include sessions covering pressing industry topics such as travel trends, gastro-tourism, tourism as a tool in local development, and online sales in emerging markets.
As the largest event of its kind in Turkey and the surrounding region, EMITT is the best place to confirm your presence on the market and let the sector know about you. It’s an excellent marketing and promotional tool to raise awareness of your destination and satisfaction rates are high – 81% of exhibitors surveyed in 2017 stated that they were satisfied with the exhibition.
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