Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul, on EMITT
Istanbul is one of the most exciting and special cities in the world. With its unique natural structure, deep-rooted history and rich culture, it adorns the dreams and memories of millions of people around the world.
Being in Istanbul, feeling it and trying to get to know it is a unique experience. It is our duty to boost the number of our guests who want this experience and the happiness they find here. As the administration of Istanbul, all actors of the tourism industry and all Istanbulites, we are responsible for increasing the tourism potential of this city. We owe it to ourselves, our city, history, culture and the entire humanity.
I believe that Istanbul will become one of the exemplary implementation models for the world tourism industry in the coming period, as we take steps to ensure that all sectors related to tourism cooperate more closely and work in better harmony.
In a short time, we will implement an exemplary vision on the holistic and coordinated management of tourism with Istanbul Tourism Master Plan to be prepared, Istanbul Tourism Workshop that will ensure all actors of the tourism industry make decisions together with a shared wisdom, Istanbul Investment and Promotion Agency and the citizen-oriented educational campaign.
There is no doubt that the East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT) will continue to play a crucial role in this new vision of Istanbul.
EMITT, which brings together tens of thousands of professionals from the tourism industry every year, is one of the leading tourism exhibitions in the world and an extraordinary platform for training and exchanging experiences.
I would like to thank Hyve Group and all the institutions and individuals who took part in this valuable organization, which has made valuable contributions to the tourism industry with the opportunities and advantages offered.
With warmest regards,
Mayor of Istanbul