The show attracts exhibitors from many segments of the consumer-goods, can you give some tips for those exhibiting for the first time, not just in EMITT but in Istanbul? (customs, business etiquette, venue rules...)

I would like to say that Istanbul's many attractions include towering minarets, underground Byzantine cisterns and steamy bathhouses. Visitors have lots of choice in Istanbul. For example, places like; Basilica Cistern, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath, Blue Mosque, Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Süleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Galata Tower, Maiden’s Tower would be very interesting for visitors. On the other hand, Istanbul has a large number of fine dining and regional food restaurants. Therefore every part of tourism sector like firm, agency, country, visitor etc. have bucked reasons to come to Istanbul.

What represents the trade show for the annual calendar of the industry? (I mean its economic and social repercussion)

We could say that EMITT provides contribute greatly to our country also the region. EMITT which is a very important platform for our country that has a strong acculturation as national or international and its economic contribution cannot be ignored. Hundreds of international exhibitors and thousands of visitors coming from the other parts of our country for EMITT are revising the city’s tourism. Arrivals from abroad also give dynamism to the economy.

Maybe the most important agreements and collaborations of our country’s tourism sector are being done here. Agreements will benefit our economy and it is being signed thanks to EMITT.

Give us some reasons to don't miss the show.

EMITT will offer amazing deals to visitors for their holiday plans in 2017… With early booking discounts and holiday destinations from 80 countries including Turkey, EMITT will be the meeting point for vacation enthusiasts.

The exhibition which will be held between 26 – 29 January 2017 at Tuyap Fair and Congress Center, will be joined by national pavilions, Turkey’s holiday destinations; winter, health and outdoor tourism destinations; hotel and tourism centres, tour operators, travel agencies and hotels. Visitors to the exhibition will get a chance to discover a wide range of amazing vacation destinations at EMITT. The exhibition will also feature a specialised section for Health Tourism.

Those willing to make their summer vacation plans early, outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure, those dreaming a vacation in snow, those wishing to discover new destinations of health tourism, and those that wish to join a tour and learn more about a country of interest to them, will find answers to their questions at EMITT.

Lastly/finally, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?

A total of 4.500 companies, organizations and resorts from 70 countries joined EMITT Tourism Exhibition. With such diversity of exhibitors, visitors had the chance to make their vacation plans for 2016 and discover new vacation destinations. 20th East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT hosted 56.124 visitors.