TUYED's panel on winter tourism

TUYED winter tourism in the panel were tabled: TUYED and Turkey's Sabanci University was to focus on winter tourism potential of the panel held in cooperation. In the panel where snow facilities and skiing opportunities were developed and projects were discussed, the negative effects of climate change were noted while the problems experienced in winter tourism were mentioned.


Sabanci University's Istanbul Policy Center and the Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) is organized in cooperation with "emerging in Turkey Winter Tourism and Changing Climate" panel Sabanci University was held at Karakoy Minerva Han. Moderated by TUYED President Kerem Köfteoğlu, GÜMTOB President Haluk Beceren, Kayseri Erciyes AŞ Chairman Murat Cahid Cıngı, IPM Researcher Cenk Demiroğlu and Culture and Tourism Expert Şener Şen participated as speakers.


Haluk Beceren, who gave information about Uludag's tourism development, natural features and establishment process in his speech in the panel, said:

Di Uludağ was turned into an extremely weak summer tourism area. The Dar 2 is located in the region where there is a limited section where Sarıalan and Çobanköy are located. Summer tourism was closed under the name of National Park. I don't think summerers have any harm. Unfortunately, this mass was driven from Uludağ. The herds of sheep living in the pastures of Uludağ are not introduced here. There are species with declining creatures. For example, the Apollo Butterfly began to run out. The breeding of the butterfly was indicated by the liquid she took from her mouth while sheep grazing. And when the sheep went, the butterfly went.


A new track will be built at Uludağ, starting at 2400. I give you the good news of this. We have an 7 bin bed in Dağ. The largest bed capacity belongs to the Armed Forces. In winter season, Uludag is visited by 15 thousand people per day. Weekend traffic jams. Sometimes people say the road and parking is not enough. However, these dates are very intense. Or we have a place in Uludag. However, as the operator we are able to act restricted due to the National Park. There is a cable car construction in Uludag. This line will be the longest cable car line in the world. The city will be transported to the 20-25 in minutes. The summer will increase the number of excursionists. This will probably make it easier for guests from the Arab countries to climb up the mountain. Arabs want more water, coolness and green. Things that aren't in their own country. Yalova and the surrounding area is therefore very demanding.


We did not come today with the support of the state such as Erzurum or Kayseri. We have come to the present with our private sector experiences. As the mayor of Erciyes did not get the title of the mountain, it takes time for us to do some things within the boundaries of the National Park. If we can develop recreation areas with Master Plan, we will have new projects for the summer period. Football fields are also among them.


Kayseri Erciyes A.Ş. stated that there is still no mountain legislation in our country. Murat Cahid Cıngı, Chairman of the Board of Directors said the following about the project that they implemented in Erciyes Mountain in his speech in the panel:

Milyon We are implementing the biggest project of 300 million Euros in Anatolian history. With the Erciyes Tourism Master Plan, we intend to get a big share in the tourism sector. While Cappadocia was with us, Kayseri could not benefit from it. We, as the people of Kayseri, felt sorry for not being able to share this potential. With this plan 3 will create employment for a thousand people. We believe that there will be a direct and indirect business volume of 100 million euro. We have three feet in our plan. Kayseri, Erciyes Mountain and Cappadocia triangle form the content of our plan. In summer, we would like to direct the tourists coming to Cappadocia to Erciyes. We have work on this.


Metropolitan Municipality has taken the title of the land on the mountain where the master plan is applied. It's a first. In order to be able to move more easily in some subjects, the land of 26 million square meters was deed. This makes it easier for the municipality. Besides, a symposium on global warming was organized. As a result, researchers agreed that the next 50 would not be a threat to global warming throughout the year. 21 hotels will serve in the scope of the project in Mount Erciyes.


We have a chance to use public power. When we first opened, we gave the public free service. Sometimes we knowingly hurt. We keep our prices low. Some ski resorts want 300 TL per day while we request the seasonal 130 TL. The business models of ski resorts are very important. We need public power here. As a result, we do not have a winter tourism culture like Austria in our country.


Culture and Tourism Ministry of Tourism World Tourism Organization data sharing their expert panel Sener Sen is Turkey's share of tourism and gave various figures about revenues. One of the 7 tourism routes planned for tourism is the Winter Tourism Road. Şen emphasized the importance of Winter Tourism in the diversification of tourism. Şener Şen gave information about the projects and planned investments in Bursa Uludağ, Erzurum Palandöken, Kayaklı, Sarıkamış, Erciyes Mountain, Kocaeli Kartepe, Bolu Kartalkaya, Kastamonu Ilgaz, Isparta Davraz which are among the important destinations for Winter Tourism.


Sabancı University Istanbul Policy Center officer, researcher and academician Cenk Demiroğlu, who said that skiing tourism is being carried out in the country, gave information about how many countries in the country have received a share of the ski tourism, the number of facilities, the number of skiers. Demiroğlu said that China could create a significant demand in the future and emphasized that 80 billion has a share of 1.1 in ski tourism within the international travel. France Demiroğlu said the name of the ski tourism could be a model for Turkey, "a bad example for the environment, although quite important in terms of mass tourism," he said. Demiroğlu said:

"We have almost all the ski areas in the Alps up to Turkey. However, this area is decreasing with climate change. According to international research, around 2 million square kilometers of snow cover around the world is said to have disappeared. Turkey at a ski resort in our 40 1.4 years ago, while today meter of snow has fallen below the 1 meter case. "