THE East Mediterranean International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (Emitt), the fifth largest tourism exhibition in the world, brought together 4,500 exhibitors from 62 countries and welcomed over 128,000 visitors.
The number of the visitors rose by 12 per cent while exhibitors numbers grew 11 per cent compared to 2011. The event was held at the Tuyap Exhibition Centre in Istanbul from February 9 to 12, 2012.
The 16th annual edition of Emitt hosted Argentina, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Slovenia and Venezuela for the first time at the 16th annual edition of the event. Greece, South Africa Republic and the Russian Federation were also at the exhibition with a larger presence. As well as tourism professionals from all around the world, national tourism agencies, tour operators and hotels, and Turkish travel agencies who wished to showcase their countries and services to the Turkish market participated at the exhibition.
Emitt hosted many important business deals for 2012 onwards, involving thousands of tourism companies from all over Turkey. At the end of the exhibition, 60 per cent of foreign exhibitors had signed their contract for Emitt 2013.
Emitt is an important event for the global tourism industry, and attracts tourism professionals from all around the world. The exhibition attracts National tourism agencies, tour operators and hotels, and Turkish travel agencies, who wish to showcase their countries and services to the Turkish market.
Hacer Aydın, director for the show, says, “Emitt is an important event for the global tourism industry. The exhibition attracts national tourism agencies, tour operators and hotels, and Turkish travel agencies, who wish to showcase their countries and services to the Turkish market. We get positive feedbacks from the countries which promoted their destinations at Emitt. It’s important to share experiences in the tourism market and tourism professionals get a chance to meet other professionals from different countries at Emitt.”
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