Aiming to introduce young talent to the sector, the project’s second phase saw the participation of 52 students from four different universities.

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The now-traditional “100 Young Tourism Professionals Summit” commenced with opening speeches by Skål Istanbul Club President Can Arınel, Deputy Chairman of TÜRSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) Davut Günaydın and the Director of the Istanbul Tourism Platform, Dr. Şengül Altan Arslan. In the event's first segment, the youth embarked on a cultural tour, visiting the Şerefiye Cistern hosted by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Affairs Department, followed by a guided tour of the Ayasofya Historical Museum by Saadet Toplar of DEM Museum Management, featuring reenactments.

Following lunch at the Armada Hotel, the workshop conducted under the leadership of Skål Istanbul provided the young participants with insights into the industry. The workshop aimed to encourage tourism students to remain in the field and to guide them, answering their questions and discussing developments in tourism in Türkiye and worldwide. The summit, which brought together 50 students from three different schools, concluded with a presentation on the “tourism industry” by Skål Istanbul Club General Secretary Mustafa Devrim Yalçın.

Can Arınel: Our aim is to inspire our youth and foster a love for tourism

Highlighting that Türkiye hosts numerous factors supportive of tourism and that the sector is highly receptive to growth, Can Arınel, President of Skål International Istanbul Club, emphasized the importance of young tourism professionals recognizing these opportunities and considering a career in Turkish tourism as an appealing profession. “As the Skål family, drawing from our years of experience, we aim to inspire our young tourism professionals and to showcase the attractive aspects of this field,” said Arınel.

Editor: Haber Merkezi