Flavours, images and colours from Turkey at the International Tourism Exhibition “Philoxenia 2014”
Visitors of the International Tourism Exhibition "Philoxenia" held from 13 to 16 November, had the opportunity to enjoy flavours, images and colours from Turkey.
In the welcoming environment of “Turkey Home” at kiosk No:15, stand No:44, the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens presented the Turkish traditional forms of art, ebru and tezhip, exhibiting water and gold creations, while the famous chef Maria Ekmekçioğlu, “revealed” the secrets of the Turkish cuisine. In addition, the “Tree of Fortune” contest offered to two lucky couples the chance to travel to their favourite destination in Turkey.
The Greek Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, as well as the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr. Yannis Boutaris, visited the “Turkey Home” kiosk, where they enjoyed a brief conversation with the Turkish Consul-general in Thessaloniki, Tuğrul Biltekin, and the Tourism Attaché of the Embassy of Turkey in Athens, Asli Aksungur. In addition, the tourism industry representatives had the opportunity to exchange views regarding the growth of the sector both in Greece and Turkey, during a cocktail reception held at the beginning of the international exhibition.
Within the framework of its participation in “Philoxenia 2014”, the Culture and Tourism Office hosted the following agencies in its stand: Türsab-Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, Turob-Turkish Hotels Association, Turkish Airlines, Trabzon Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, Çanakkale Hotels, Pegasus Airlines, EMITT- East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition, Intra Latin Tours, Grand Atakum Hotel.
Photo 1: Traditional art ebru and tezhip
Photo 2: View of the kiosk
Photo 3: From left to right: Tuğrul Biltekin, Turkish Consul-general in Thessaloniki, Maria Ekmekçioğlu, Chef, Asli Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché at the Embassy of Turkey in Athens
Photo 4: From left to right: Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism, Asli Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché at the Embassy of Turkey in Athens, Tuğrul Biltekin, Turkish Consul-general in Thessaloniki
Photo 5:From left to right: Asli Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché at the Embassy of Turkey in Athens, Yannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki
The well-known chef Maria Ekmekçioğlu