The best opportunity for the exchange of tourists
Ayshe DONMEZER, Head of the Turkish Cyprus Hotel Association:
We participate in the exhibition in collaboration with the Northern Cyprus Ministry of Tourism and the Secretariat of the Association of Hotels and the Association of Carriers. The goal of our participation in the AITF is to promote the tourism opportunities available in Northern Cyprus in Azerbaijan, because we feel that we are culturally and socially close to the Azerbaijani people. We want to talk about us and enhance people’s knowledge of Northern Cyprus. This exhibition fulfills a mission, i.e. it creates real opportunities for the exchange of tourist groups. We not only sell tours to Northern Cyprus but we can also send our tourists to Azerbaijan. The exhibition is very good at promoting tourism in Azerbaijan. We are satisfied with the arrangement of the exhibition, which promotes the distribution of advertisements intended to attract tourists into Azerbaijan.
We have about 16,000 beds available for tourists: five-star hotels with conference halls, 4 and 3 star hotels and bungalows and villas. Our logo, formed of dark blue and brown sand, reflects the good weather all year round and one can visit us at any time. We receive many tourists from Europe and Turkey and we would like to host guests from Azerbaijan, of which there are far too few. The number of tourists from Azerbaijan is comparable to the numbers who visit from the USA, i.e. no so many. Azerbaijan is much closer to us than America and we hope to expand the numbers visiting by starting charter flights from Azerbaijan to Northern Cyprus in June 2011. Please contact tour operators in Azerbaijan for prices and conditions of travel to Cyprus. We are looking forward to meet Azerbaijani tourists in Cyprus.