EMITT_LogoAll regions and 47 cities of Turkey, and 46 countries exhibited at the 24th East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT) in Istanbul between 11 and 14 February 2010.

Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay and Egypt Tourism Minister Zoheir Garana attended the opening ceremony of EMITT.

Turkey and Egypt are two important countries of the Middle East and the world with respect to tourism. We may create a common destination and increase interest of the world to the region said Mr. Gunay. Therefore, Turkey and Egypt should remove visa requirements, Mr. Gunay added.

We are happy to be the partner country of EMITT Exhibition, one of the biggest exhibitions of the East Mediterranean, said Egypt Tourism Minister.

On the first day of the event, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister visited our stand. Moreover, Istanbul Hoteliers Association President Mr. Timur Bayindir, and Mr. Ibrahim Yazar; Publicity Deputy Director at Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry visited us.

Throughout the 4-days, Egypt and Syria drew great attention of visitors to their stands with music and dance

Özgür Töre is the founder and managing editor of award-winning travel news website; Focus on Travel News – ftnNEWS.com and Arab Turkish Travel Gazette – www.arabturkishtravel.com. Mr. Töre is the co-founder of RusTourismNews.com and UkraineTravelNews.com Mr. Töre is a board member of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) in Turkey and International Tourism Writers Alliance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Istanbul Kültür University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Istanbul Bilgi University.