The 3rd Tourism Council organized by Ministry of Culture and Tourism after 15 years with the slogan "High Time” in Ankara Sheraton Hotel, in between November 1-3, 2017, ended with the assessments of Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş. Speaking at the closing of the Council, Kurtulmuş said, "We will get 9 thousand dollars for the plane support given to the tour operators.
The opening of the meeting will be held by Mr. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan which will take place in Ankara on November 1-3, 2017 and the meeting will last for 3 days.
The Republic is perhaps the greatest victory gained in Turkish history. The Republic is an unprecedented phenomenon in thousands of years of Turkish history. Therefore so valuable and it is our treasure that needs to be protected first.
According to the Vocational Law and the 5th article of the professional regulation of Tourist Guides, The Regional Certificate Program exams, which have been planned and announced before, and postponed for various reasons, were held in Trabzon and Şanlıurfa in May.
A. Zeki Apalı, who participated in the Adana Flavor Festival, held on October 6-7-8, 2017 under the care of the Governorship of Adana, said in his speech during the festival, "A tourist coming to Adana can visit historical sites such as Ulu Mosque, Yağ Mosque and Stone Bridge.
Aral group official Ali Akgün visited our President A. Zeki Apalı at his office to inform about the project called "Prevention and Awareness Program for Food Waste in Tourism Enterprises" which aims to prevent damages to material and spiritual and environmental dimensions of food wastes in the hotels and in our country. Against wastage; concerts, animations, panels, campaigns will be organized for hotel managers, hotel personnel and customers in the scope of the project to be carried out with multi-faceted activities and works will include posters, notepads, interesting t-shirts and descriptive materials about waste. The first 50 pilot hotels will be launched in 2018.
The representatives of the International Children's Center Ankara Office visited our President A. Zeki Apalı on 03.10.2017 at his office. Officials informing to our President about the "Child Friendly Tourism" project, which aims to transform the facilities and tools of travel and tourism enterprises into safer, healthier and more fun environments for children, stated that through this project, a secure tourism understanding will be strengthened and children's rights of protection from violence will be ensured. Our President stated that they would like to contribute to the project and wish them success in their work.
TÜRSAB Presidential Candidate Firuz Bağlıkaya visited our Association on 02.10.2017. Bağlıkaya stated that if they are elected, the tourism sector will form a structure that will sit around the same table with all the partners and solve the problems together. Bağlıkaya stated that the percentage of participation in their elections is low, even more than 500 agency owner guides and they can also serve as a bridge between TUREB and TÜRSAB.
Our President A. Zeki Apalı, General Secretary Kevser Afşar and Our Consultant Özcan Hergül visited Yenimahalle Mayor Mr. Fethi Yaşar on September 26, 2017 in his office. During the visit collaborations with cultural attractions to be organized in Yenimahalle Municipality and TUREB partnership in 2018 were discussed. Yaşar has a background in tourism and cares about the development of tourism, stated that they will support the projects to be made in this area. After a productive interview, a souvenir photo was taken.
Our President A. Zeki Apalı and General Secretary Kevser Afşar visited Okan İbiş, General Director of Research and Training of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on September 13, 2017 in his office. During the visit, the work of our Union was relayed and the predictions about future calculation were shared. In the name of the quickest way to solve the problems in practice Deputy Director General Nevin Vural, and Head of Department Kerem Tezcan also participated in the meeting where it is stated that in line with the sensitivity of the Mr. Minister we will continue to act in cooperation especially on education and planning.
We always wish for a better and happier Feast of Sacrifice than before and full of beauty, unity and solidarity.
August 30 is one of the most important milestones in the glorious history of our Nation, which has marked world history. This glory is a sign of what we can achieve as long as we move in unity and solidarity.
Our President A. Zeki Apalı visited Fevzi Apaydın, the President of the Federation of Drivers and Motoring in Turkey, on 23.08.2017. In the meeting, partnerships and joint projects between our Union and Turkish Federation of Drivers and Motoring Federation were discussed.
The terrorist attack that took place in Barcelona, Spain revealed the brutal face of terror once again and targeted the whole humanity. We condole and wish patience to the close relatives of those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks, and urgent healing for the wounded.
T. R. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that a comprehensive Tourism Forum will be held in Ankara in November and announced September 25, 2017 as the deadline for notifications.