The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Tourism held a “Protecting Cultural Heritage” themed Tourism Day. The annual EMU International Tourism Day took place in front of the Faculty of Tourism and featured different music and dance performances.
The opening speech of Tourism Day was delivered by EMU Faculty of Tourism Vice-Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Öztüren. Extending his gratitude to everyone who contributed to the organization of the event Assoc. Prof. Dr. Öztüren stated that tourism resources must be protected and passed down to future generations. Highlighting that cultural heritage should be protected Assoc. Prof. Dr. Öztüren noted that this is important in order to understand our differences and similarities. Indicating that protecting our culture doesn’t equate to disrespecting other cultures, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Öztüren underlined that the Tourism Day is an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between different cultures and celebrate their interaction.
Donations to Syrian and Palastinian Children:
The Tourism Day event which garnered a great deal of attention was organized by EMU Faculty of Tourism academic staff memebers Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazenin Ruso, Nafia Akdeniz and Turan Değirmencioğlu. The proceeds of stand sales were used to buy Syrian and Palestinian children shoes, clothes and stationaries. The three stands that generated the most income were presented certificates of achievement. At the stands, EMU Tourism students sold food, posters and promotional items of a country of their choice. The students showed great awareness by preparing everything with their own budget. A musical performance from Kurultay Akbay and his orchestra also took place at the event.