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Tourism Professionals came together at EMITT 30 May 2018

Bringing representatives of the tourism industry together, one of the five largest tourism exhibitions in the world, EMITT 2018 International Tourism Exhibition took place on January 25-28, 2018 at the TUYAP International Fair and Exhibition Center. 650 Tour operators who were selected and invited out of 4,500 in total from 108 countries, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia, Balkan countries and Italy, participated in EMITT.

With the exhibition participation support provided by the Thrace Agency, Thrace hotels and agencies took part in the East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition. Participating in the exhibition in a separate booth in the 5th hall, Thracian tour operators and hotels had the opportunity to have one-on-one business meetings and form business connections with domestic and international tour operators, agencies and hotels. Making a statement about the participation in the EMITT Exhibition, Thrace Development Agency Secretary-General Mahmut Şahin expressed the following: "Making progress in recent years, the nation's tourism is advancing towards the 50 million tourists and 50 billion USD target. Despite the occasional road accidents, the domestic and international tourism market has demonstrated considerable growth. And we, as Thrace aim to have a larger share of this market. Our agency has been participating in EMITT with a concept that is highlighting our professionals for three years. In recent years, we have been representing all of Thrace in the cities booth. This year we have also taken our place with tour operators and hotels active in Thrace in the 5th hall. This year, the city of Edirne requested to participate in a separate booth of their own, and we responded positively, giving them a separate booth and position. The cities of Tekirdağ and Kırklareli carried out their promotions together. We invited all our tourism operation licensed hotels and all our tour operations and agencies in Thrace to the EMITT Exhibition. Our aim was to create a platform which enabled representatives of the sector to form business ties. We attended the exhibition with 12 hotels and tour companies that responded to our invitation. We had great results from the one-on-one business meetings our firms were able to carry out and I believe we were able to contribute to the promotion of our region on a domestic and international scale."