TYD October 2009 Athens-Koray Yetik

TYD October 2009 Athens-Koray Yetik - KORAY YETIK KORAY...

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KORAY YETIK KORAY YETIK Secretary General Secretary General SETE’s 8th Tourism & Development Conference SETE’s 8th Tourism & Development Conference "The role of tourism in changing economic phases : "The role of tourism in changing economic phases : Long term planning & operational readiness" Long term planning & operational readiness" Athens - Greece Athens - Greece 19-20 OCTOBER 2009 19-20 OCTOBER 2009
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Established in 1988 by the principal tourism investors in Turkey, Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD) is a private non-governmental initiative whose main objectives are: - to bring together entrepreneurs investing in the tourism sector and provide assistance in their present problems and future plans; - to announce the importance of tourism investments to the public; - to increase market share of Turkish tourism in World tourism. From accommodation to yachting, tourism oriented transporting to tour operating, from shopping and entertainment centers to golf courses, TYD members represent 285 thousand beds in the accommodation sector, 25 thousand seats in air transporting, 8 thousand marina / yacht capacity. TYD is also providing direct employment to 400 thousand people. The total investment portfolio is around US$ 24 billion representing 2/3 of the private investments in tourism in Turkey. Being in the most competitive sector, our members have constructed and are operating touristic facilities not only in Turkey but also in various countries such as CIS, Central Europe, Balkan region and the Middle East. One of TYD’s activities is to assist and achieve collaboration for foreign entrepreneurs with their local counterparts who are interested in tourism investment and management in Turkey or in third countries. In the international field TYD is a board member of the Business Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).     TYD 2
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ECONOMIC  BENEFITS  OF  TOURISM ECONOMIC  BENEFITS  OF  TOURISM International tourism is the world’s largest export revenue earner , , an important factor in the balance of payments of many countries and provides governments with hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues each year. Tourism is also an important job creator, employing millions of people around the world. Tourism jobs and businesses are usually created in the most underdeveloped regions of a country, helping to equalize economic opportunities throughout a nation and providing an incentive for residents to remain in rural areas rather than move to overcrowded cities. Travel and tourism stimulates enormous investments in new infrastructure, most of which helps to improve the living conditions of local residents as well as tourists. As tourism increases, so does a destination’s need to improve infrastructure to handle the influx. New airports, roads, marinas, sewage and water treatment plants and dozens of other projects are the result, providing a substantial improvement in the residents’ own lives.
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