Trakya, promoted to Tour Operators
The Trakya Development Agency continues its efforts to contribute to the promotion of the historic, touristic, natural and cultural heritage of Trakya on national and international levels, and this time the Agency entertained tour operations in collaboration with the Trakya Tourism Platform. TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) participated in the three-day program.
Throughout the program, heritage sites and assets in Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdag were all presented to the participants. On the first day of the program, Tekirdag Suleymanpasa, Marmara Ereglisi and Sarkoy as well as the Trakya Vinery Route project, supported by the Trakya Development Agency, were promoted to tour operators. On the second day, the participants had the chance to discover natural beauties in Kirklareli while on the third day they found out about the historic texture of Edirne. In their review of the expedition, the agency representatives noted that the fact that Trakya is close to Istanbul was a huge advantage, and that in particular, eco-tourism has a potential to considerably contribute to the Region’s tourism capacity.
Mahmut Sahin, the General Secretary of the Trakya Development Agency, made a statement regarding the expedition organized through the Trakya Tourism Platform: “In our Agency’s coordination and collaboration with the Trakya Tourism Platform with members from the Culture and Tourism Directorates, university and municipal representatives from Edirne, Kirklareli and Tekirdag, we are working hard to promote and advertise our Trakya region. Accordingly, we welcomed tour operators in order to promote our historic, touristic, natural and cultural assets on a national and international level. In light of these facts, I strongly believe that our efforts will be very beneficial for our region.
About the Trakya Tourism Platform
The Trakya Tourism Platform has been set up with members from the Culture and Tourism Directorates, university and municipal representatives from Edirne, Kirklareli and Tekirdag under the coordination of the Trakya Development Agency.
The Trakya Tourism Platform was set up to give effect to issues addressed in the Trakya Region Tourism Master Plan prepared by the Trakya Development Agency, and its president is Mr. Orhan Cebi, the Chairman of the Board of TURSAB Trakya Region Executive Committee. The Trakya Development Agency also acts as its secretary.