Founder and Chairman of Indigo Group, Ömer Tosun has announced his candidacy for the board elections of the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency that will be held on 29 December. Ömer Tosun, who was appointed as the founding member of the agency by Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in August, is known as the initiator of luxury and balloon tourism in Cappadocia.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - With the Law No. 7183 published in the Official Gazette on July 15, 2019, the founding board members of the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TTGA), which was established with the aim of achieving Turkey's tourism goals, fill their 4-month tenure. While preparations continue for the first elections on 29 December, Indigo Group of Companies Founder and Chairman Ömer Tosun officially announced his candidacy for the Central Anatolia Region in a press conference. Ömer Tosun, who is known as the name that initiated luxury and balloon tourism in Cappadocia and who has contributed greatly to the region's tourism with his significant investments such as Matiana Travel, Indigo Geothermal and Museum Hotel, the first museum hotel in Turkey, said he wanted to share his 46-year experience in luxury tourism to the TTGA Board of directors
"Turkey tourism is not just sea, sand and sun”
Besides being a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency, Ömer Tosun is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Tourism Investors Association, Honorary Consulate of Brazil in Nevşehir and Kayseri Region, and Vice President of the Business Council of DEIK Brazil.
Ömer Tosun thanked the hoteliers in Central Anatolia for their intense interest in the candidacy process and said, “We have started the candidacy process upon the intense demand from our region's tourism sector for nomination. We were very happy to receive support not only from Cappadocia but also from all Central Anatolia provinces. Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency's founding board many times during my four-month mission as a member, just offshore of tourism in Turkey, sand, sun and everything, including that consists of tourism, our country throughout the world, unequaled quality of cultural, has the historic and gastronomic riches that I stressed. Tourism needs to develop in every corner of Anatolia in order for our country to reach its 75 million tourists and 65 billion dollars income target in 2023 tourism targets. Therefore, it is my first priority to highlight the differences of each province and district in the Central Anatolian Region, where I am a candidate, and to develop and promote tourism according to these differences. I have acquired 46 years of experience in luxury tourism, in particular, I want to move Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency board of directors”
Ömer Tosun stated that the Central Anatolia Region could not get enough support and development outside of Cappadocia and said, “I wish to continue to cover all Anatolia if I take part in TTGA Board of Directors for the diversification of tourism in Cappadocia region and making it more qualified. Mevlana and Çatalhöyük in Konya, Erciyes, Saint George, Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls and Kültepe in Kayseri, Gümüşler Monastery in Niğde, Sarıkaya Roman Bath in Yozgat, Divriği Mosque, Darüşşifa, and Hot Springs in Sivas, Ihlara Valley in Aksaray, the unique museums in Eskişehir and Ankara, and many more are not the natural richness found in any part of the world. No one doubts that I will make great efforts to announce these differences and riches to the world.”