Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy announced that approximately 2 thousand 500 taxi drivers working in Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Historical Peninsula and Sultanahmet region will be given 'behavior and tourism training'. Ersoy said, “Taxi drivers will be trained in 13 different branches. This service will be provided in different branches that will improve themselves from behavioral, history, culture and tourism to emergency intervention. "Tourism friendly" logo will also be attached to the taxis of friends who are successful in the trainings. "
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and Istanbul Governor and Deputy Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ali Yerlikaya visited Istanbul Airport Taxi Dealers Cooperative. During the visit, Cooperative President Fahrettin Can, İGA Airport Operations Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Kadri Samsunlu, Istanbul Airport Civil Administration Supervisor Ahmet Önal and some guests were also present.
Minister Ersoy said that they have stated that they have made a change in tourism and that they will focus on qualified tourists as well as quantitative tourists and therefore qualified personnel and service are required. Noting that qualified personnel and service can be realized by training, Ersoy said, “One of every three tourists coming to the country is entering from Istanbul. Most of them also use Istanbul Airport. We chose Istanbul Airport as the pilot training for taxi drivers. ”
A NEW SCREEN SYSTEM IS INSTALLED FOR TAXI
Explaining that they first brought a new screen system to taxis, Ersoy said, “It will not be done as a training alone. In the first place, a new display system is connected to the taxi drivers in parallel with the examples in the world. A new application, a new application. There are over 600 taxis operating at the airport, which are affiliated with the Istanbul Airport Taxis Cooperative. Up to 400 of them have been linked so far. This system will be connected to the whole of next July ”.
Minister Ersoy noted that work on the training of taxi drivers will be initiated, and Istanbul Airport operator İGA will undergo a “SCL 90-R” psychological screening test. Expressing that the taxi drivers will be divided into certain sections according to the results obtained from this screening, Ersoy stated that they will be given courses on behavior and tourism first.
FIRST TRAININGS WILL BE GIVEN TO ISTANBUL AIRPORT TAXIERS
Ersoy stated that 13 different trainings took place in this field and said: “Information on behavior, history education, culture and tourism, as well as emergency response trainings will be provided in other fields and 13 will be served in different branches. In order not to forget the trainings, these trainings will be installed on the applications that will be installed on digital media, sites and phones. Reminders and training repetitions in a certain way at certain times will come to this application, phones. When you want to buy again, you will be able to see the applications on the web page you will visit in digital environment. ”
AR TOURISM FRIENDLY İC STICKS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE SUCCESSFUL
“The third point is, of course, they need control. After your training, we can say an evaluation result, an exam, and our friends who are successful in this exam will be given certificates. This certification will be processed as a note to your public transport driving documents. Also, a stiker with a 'tourism-friendly' logo will be attached to the taxis of successful friends. We will continue to collect and evaluate 153 White Table complaints and complaints received from our tourism provincial directorate and continue to use them as the basis for future training and reminders. ”
Emphasizing that they are working together with the institutions about putting these trainings into the system and making them permanent, Ersoy said that these trainings will be given to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Taxi Drivers Cooparative, Historic Peninsula and Taxi drivers in Sultanahmet area.
PROJECT WILL COVER 2 THOUSAND 500 TAXI
The Minister of Culture and Tourism Ersoy noted that they had negotiated with İGA to increase the number of classrooms and speed up the trainings, adding that the project involving the training of 2 taxi drivers will be developed. Explaining that Istanbul University, Marmara University and Boğaziçi University contributed to the trainings, Ersoy emphasized that the digital application to be applied in Istanbul Airport taxis will be very useful.
ROUTES AND PRICING WILL BE SEEN WITH NEW APPLICATION ”
Ersoy noted that alternative routes, pricing and toll bridge fees can be seen on the screen after the passenger has written the place to go when the passenger boarded the vehicle and said, “The passenger can choose which ways he can go. He can see how long it's worth and how long it can go. It is also very important for customer and taxi satisfaction. I hope it will be a useful application for tourism and especially for the people of Istanbul. We, as the ministry, will fulfill our duties. After these trainings become widespread, this is an initial, emergency measure plan. Then, together with our municipality and the governorship, we will carry out the necessary official work in order to make these trainings voluntary and compulsory. Yap
After the visit, Minister Ersoy, who visited the Istanbul Airport Taxi Drivers Cooperative, left here by a turquoise taxi.
EL TOURISM AMBASSADOR ”CERTIFICATE FOR TRAINERS
With the trainings to be provided by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, taxi drivers will be “Tourism Ambassadors”. Taxis will be certified as “tourism ambassadors alan. The trainings are planned to start in July.
In the first stage, the 800 taxi driver at Istanbul Airport will be trained. Later, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (300) will be given to the 1.400 taxi driver in the first place, including the 2.500 taxi driver serving in the Historic Peninsula. The vehicles used by these drivers will be certified as “tourism-friendly taxi”. This statement will take place visually in taxis.
TOURISM KNOWLEDGE TO ISTANBUL AND ISTANBUL CITY HISTORY EDUCATION
Within the scope of TUDES (public transport service quality assessment system) trainings, all public transport vehicle drivers are obliged to take; access to public transportation, traffic behavior behavior, stress management and anger control, emergency response and crisis management, awareness raising and empathy, drama education, Istanbul city information - map, navigation reading information, itaxi and in-vehicle use, addition to foreign language education Tourism Information and Istanbul City History Education: Trainings related to Istanbul city history and touristic places and regions of the city will be given. For all taxi drivers, trainings are generally applied for 8 hours at the first stage and each driver is planned to receive 25 hours of training per year.