Tourism Season to be Extended with Lycian Way

24th, 2013
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SONY DSCFethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organized the Lycian Ways project for the second time and the success is almost near. In previous meetings, the information about destinations had been given and several suggestions had been made. At the second meeting, tourism administrators and guides were given information and their suggestions were asked. Attendants were given leaflets about walking tracks in Fethiye. The brochure presents information about walking tracks, alternative roads and events as well as routes, cycling tracks, culture roads, adventure roads, jeep safari, bird observation and many other titles. Tourism administrators, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism Cultural Values General Assistant Director Serhat Akcan, Ece Yiğit from Foreign Affairs and European Union Chamber Presidency, Kate Claw who discovered the Lycian Way attended the meeting and gave information about the project. Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry General Secretary Füsun Şahin stated they worked hard for Fethiye walking tracks and alternative tourism events as the Chamber so that they could extend tourism season to the whole year and said, “We are doing as best as we can to extend tourism season and find new suggestions as a Chamber.” Ece Yiğit said, “Our Ministry receives demands about cultural roads and routes. If we carry out these projects, it becomes difficult to sustain them for us. They must be sustained in a local aspect. Walking routes are also in the branded culture options of Fethiye. Culture industries spread very fast in the whole world. As Turkey, we should take our place as well. Everyone should work hard to do this.” British Kate Claw who had discovered the Lycian Way explained, “I have travelled through the villages, beaches, mountains in Turkey regularly. I have accommodated in tents, caves and barns. I have walked on the historical Lycian Way in 1988 for the first time. The hospitality of Turkish people was perfect.” FG)

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