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“Digital Transformation In Tourism Panel” Held at EMU

“Digital Transformation In Tourism Panel” Held at EMU
Published Date: Friday, 31 May 2019

A panel organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Tourism under the title “Digital Transformation in Tourism” took place at Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall. Contributions of the digital environment to the tourism sector were discussed by prominent experts in their field. The panel moderated by Dr. Raziye Nevzat included Tatilsepeti.com General Manager Koray Küçükyılmaz, Hotel Runner Director of Partner Success Rıza Kaynak, Novusens Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute Founder Berrin Benli and IBM WATSON IOT Engineering Solutions Consultant Dr. Mehmet Kerim Çakmak as panelists.

 “It Will Contribute to the Development of Our Country”

Academic staff members, students, sector, government and NGO representatives were present at the panel where the opening speech was delivered by EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç. During his speech Prof. Dr. Kılıç emphasized that the panel will contribute to the development of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in terms of tourism and culture. Prof. Dr. Kılıç indicated that they are very happy about the participation of professionals, workers and representatives of the tourism sector in the panel during which the views of TRNC Tourism and Environment Ministry Undersecretary Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmet Esenyel and Cyprus Turkish Travel Agencies Association President Erkan Kilim were also relayed. Prof. Dr. Kılıç concluded by stating that the panel has reached its goal of raising awareness amongst students as well as the stakeholders of the country.

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