Antalya Academy of Tourism held the VI-th International Tourism Festival
Back in 2010 the Antalya Academy of Tourism announced a unique event for the Antalya region - the International Tourism Festival. With the support of the city authorities, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey as well as representatives of big business organizers held the first festival which had great success and marked the beginning of a tradition which became an annual event.
And now in March 2015 we are summarizing results one of the biggest VI Festival. It put together more than 500 participants from 15 countries. Children from 13 to 25 years took part in it. This year, the partners of the festival were Antalya City Hall (Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi), Ministry of Tourism in Turkey (TC Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı), the largest hotels in Antalya: Kremlin Palace, the hotel chain Rixos, Adonis, Mardan Palace, as well as the world's largest Aquarium - Antalya Aquarium.
Tourism Festival is a unique place where children from around the world can demonstrate their abilities, get to know the tourism sphere of and hospitality, find new friends and realize their dreams. But also, the Tourism Festival in Antalya is an opportunity for students of the Academy of Tourism to get some practice in the organization events. During the Festival students met the guests at the airport and provided transfers to the hotel, were responsible for check-in/out, organized entertainment and sightseeing activities, solved participants’ problems.
The festival program included both creative competitions and intellectual and sports activities as well as entertainment and sightseeing events. Culmination of the festival was the final competition for Scholarship at the Antalya Academy of Tourism. In addition all participants received certificates and small prizes from the organizers and partners.
The team winner of the competition was the brightest students’ team from Cameroon called «Rio dos Camarões». They showed high results in all competitions, the team showed character, commitment and erudition. And the best player Embroys Zoua officially received a certificate for free education at the Antalya Academy of Tourism. Other members of the team got a discount on the tuition of 50%.
The second place took the team from Kazakhstan called "Shymkent" from the city Shymkent. And third place went to the team from North Cyprus "Girne". Members of these teams also received gifts and good discounts on education at the Academy of Tourism.
We are congratulating the winners and thank to everyone for their participation in the Festival! We hope that you will remember this week for a lifetime in the Mediterranean Sea. And the knowledge, contacts and experience will help you in your future. And we are promising that the Festival will become bigger and wider. Next year we will meet again in one of the best tourist cities in the world.