İzmir Tourism Hygiene Board Was Established

İzmir Tourism Hygiene Board was established.
İzmir Tourism Hygiene Board was established.

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality established Tourism Hygiene Board. The board started to determine the hygiene and safety criteria in order to continue tourism activities during the epidemic process. President Soyer said that the hygiene standards of local tourism is a first in Turkey.


Implementing Crisis Municipality in the fight against coronavirus epidemic, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has established Tourism Hygiene Board under the management of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer. The board started to determine the hygiene and safety criteria in order to maintain tourism activities in the coming summer months. President Tunç Soyer, said the coming days in Istanbul and Izmir will be launched in all districts of local tourism hygiene standards is a first in Turkey and Izmir's healthy and all measures they take in advance to be a hygienic tourism region.

Setting Standards

Mayor Soyer met with relevant institutions, industry stakeholders and academicians yesterday at the Izmir Tourism Hygiene Board meeting in the Historical Gas Gas Factory. Twenty-person delegation, and municipalities worldwide in Izmir individually evaluating the criteria set forth in the national standards to be applied in Turkey has allowed the company to evaluate. In the meeting where the five-person executive board was determined, it was decided to complete the technical framework related to the criteria within one week. After this process, the application phase will be started. The Board decided to integrate all the criteria with the national standards set by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the “Selluka” certification system previously determined for the historical Izmir region.

“Our Priority is Hygiene”

Stating that it is foreseen that life will begin to normalize in the coming days, President Soyer stated that they discussed what they can do in the tourism sector during the normalization process in the hygiene committee, which also includes representatives of the tourism sector. President Soyer said: “What will make Izmir stand out is how we apply our hygiene criteria. We will start implementing the Selluka application, which was implemented in our city before, and the hygiene criteria of our Ministry of Culture and Tourism as a whole. Quality, security and cleanliness criteria will be applied in municipal licensed restaurants, cafeterias, food products enterprises. Thanks to this project, we will proceed quickly to return to the new normal ”.

“A First From Izmir, The City of Firsts”

President of Aegean Union of Tourist Business and Lodging Speaking at the meeting (ETHICS) Mehmet Affairs, a single Izmir in Turkey Metropolitan stating Municipality started work at hand in this matter, "After Your predictions we started to work as a sector. Izmir has always been the city of firsts, a pioneer city. I am proud to have a mayor like you. ” Chairman of the Izmir Tourist Guides Chamber Macid Şaşzade thanked Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer for his sensitivity, stating that this board is very important for the future of tourism.



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