Turkey Austria Winter Tourism Summit launched under the aegis of Metropolitan

Turkey-Austria Winter Tourism Summit Begins with Büyükşehir Hosted

Austrian world famous ski industry companies and ski resort managers in Turkey, Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Erciyes A.Ş. organized by Advantage Austria Winter Tourism Summit. Austrian Ambassador to Ankara Johannes Wimmer also attended the summit opening program held at Erciyes Ski Center.

Erciyes, which has become a center for winter sports and tourism with international standards, continues to host different social, sporting, national and global events related to skiing and mountain sports.

Metropolitan Municipality of Kayseri Erciyes A.Ş. The Advantage Austria Winter Tourism Summit, organized with the cooperation of the Austrian Trade Office and the Austrian Trade Office, has started in Erciyes, Kayseri.

Austrian Ambassador to Ankara Johannes Wimmer, Kayseri Erciyes A.Ş. Chairman of the Board of Directors Murat Cahid Cıngı, Chairman of the Kayseri Chamber of Commerce (KTO) Ömer Gülsoy, Austrian Undersecretary of Commerce Georg Karabaczek and world-renowned Austrian companies and ski resort managers in Turkey were present.

Expressing that it was wonderful to be at this important summit, Ambassador Wimmer thanked everyone who contributed to the summit and drew attention to the climate crisis in his speech. In his statement, the Ambassador also referred to cooperation and said that problems can be overcome through cooperation, and gave information on the tourism sector.


Ambassador Wimmer, in his speech describing the summit as very interesting, said:

“Winter tourism has a big part in Austria. It constitutes 7.5% of our gross national product. When you watch a large part. The foreign currencies left by the guests amount to 47 billion euros. As a ski tourism, Austria is one of the most popular stages. As you know, this is a very big industry in Austria. The Austrian mountains and their ridges are ideal for skiing. This program is also implemented abroad. We are very happy that this event is also taking place here. The fact that we are all gathered at this summit today is a very promising and important matter. Collaboration is very important for this to be sustainable. Thank you all again for this very interesting summit.

Erciyes Inc. Chairman of the Board Murat Cahid Cıngı, on the other hand, said that Erciyes has become an international ski center under the master plan, and pointed out that they are working with consultants and European and especially Austrian representatives. In his speech, Cıngı wished for winter tourism to be highlighted here, for manufacturers who have become a brand in this community to come to Erciyes, and for managers who plan to build a ski resort from all over Turkey to be there to contribute to the country’s winter tourism.

Kayseri Chamber of Commerce President Ömer Gülsoy said that they attach great importance to tourism and said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Mehmet Özhaseki, our former Minister of Metropolitan Municipality, who proposed a great vision in 2005. Thank you for implementing the Erciyes master plan on a magnificent mountain. Erciyes Inc. We would also like to thank our Chairman of the Board, our brother Murat, for his great efforts. As Kayseri, we have a great treasure within the framework of tourism.

At the Austria-Turkey summit on winter and mountain tourism, issues such as the impact of climate change on mountain tourism, winter and mountain tourism infrastructure and financial support for tourist infrastructure in Turkey were discussed.

On the second day of the summit, where representatives of ski resorts from all over Turkey had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Austrian suppliers in Erciyes, a ski race will also take place among the guests.