istanbul-workshop15Open invitation for Buyers, Trade visitors and Suppliers to meet together on 21st January 2015 at Eresin Crown Hotel, Istanbul – Turkey for “Turkey Incoming – Outgoing Travel & Tourism Networking Workshop”.

The latest statistics shows that Turkey received over 40 million tourists during 2014. Turkey known as the oldest human settlement in the world, the location is Catalhoyuk dating to 6500 B.C, also the world’s first landscape painting was found on the wall of a Catalhoyuk house, illustrating the volcanic eruption of nearby Hasandag.

More, the first coins ever minted were produced at Sardis, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, at the end of the seventh century B.C. Turkey has two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicamassus in Bodrum.

Anatolia, the Asian portion of Turkey, is the birthplace of many historic figures and legends, such as the poet Homer, King Midas, Herodotus (The father of history) and St. Paul the Apostle.

As a bridge between East and West and with a legacy of trade that dates back to the Silk Road, Turkey is exceptionally well positioned as a place to do business. It’s also an exceptionally rich mosaic of culture, from celebrated cities of antiquityto little-known pastoral villages, from Ottoman mosques complexes to Byzantine basilicas.

With the strong economy, Turkey is also consider to be one of the countries that have big number of Outgoing tourism, over 14 million Turkish tourists visiting all parts of the world, Popular destinations for Turkish citizens taking holidays abroad are well known cities of Middle East, Europe and USA. Growing number of Turkish people take interest also in the Asia Pasific and other far away destinations. Turkish people are open to new ideas and flexible in decision making. Fashionable products are also tempting for them. They are particularly interested in city culture and sightseeing as well as shopping. There is also a large number of citizens travelling every year for pilgrimage visits.

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