Memorandum between “Turkish Airlines” and “World Tourism”

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Turkish Airlines announced on Wednesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Tourism Organization on sustainable tourism.

A statement issued by the Turkish company’s media office indicated that the two sides plan to promote sustainable tourism applications and aviation development.

The statement confirmed that the memorandum of understanding aims to focus on expanding cooperation between the public and private sectors to support progress in the field of air connectivity in emerging destinations.

The statement quoted Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board of Directors Ahmet Bolat as saying: “We are excited to embark on establishing a strategic partnership with the United Nations Tourism Organization to achieve our common goals of promoting sustainable tourism and global connectivity.”

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For his part, Director of Affiliate Member Affairs of the World Tourism Organization, Ion Vilcu, said: “By signing the memorandum, we are entering into a partnership to strengthen our commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism.”

He stressed that Turkish Airlines is considered a “world leader” in supporting tourism and cultural exchange.

The signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding took place in the Spanish capital, Madrid, in the presence of the Turkish Ambassador to Spain, Nokte Koçkul Azbarci.​​​​​​

Sustainable tourism pays attention to current and future economic, social and environmental impacts and meets the needs of visitors and host communities alike.