Marmaris to be a Brand

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The Marmaris Trade Chamber, or MTO, held a press conference to explain its efforts to make the district a brand in tourism. Mayors in Marmaris, and Turkey Travel Agencies and Tour Operators, or TURSAB, representatives, South Aegean Union of Hotel Owners, or GETOB, and 23 non-governemental organizations attended the meeting.

Using other countries’ promotional campaigns as examples, the meeting’s participants decided to establish a Marmaris Introduction Committee to make an effective campaign to introduce the district to the tourism market.

“It is necessary to become a brand to increase tourism income. For the Marmaris Introduction Committee to be established, it has to allocate a budget for the promotion of the district. International companies have been allocating 50 million euros to brand their areas. Continue reading »

Marmaris’ party spots to get safer

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Turkey’s most popular holiday spots are about to get safer for tourists, as a series of higher security measures are taken by the local authorities. Muğla Governor says that private security will be employed for nightclub avenues

Nightlife in the popular holiday resorts of Muğla is about to become safer. Ahmet Altıparmak, governor of the Aegean province of Muğla, said special precautions would be taken and private security would be employed for nightclub avenues in Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye, where hundreds of thousands of people party each night during the tourist season.

’Assuring a peaceful and safe holiday’
Governor Altıparmak, who is also president of the Union of Infrastructure for Marmaris and Surroundings, or MARTAB, speaking at the union’s general assembly said their aim was to help tourists to have a peaceful and safe holiday.
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