Within the scope of the “6th International Career Week” organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Graduate Relations and Career Research Directorate (MIKA) the EMU Tourism Faculty hosted tourism expert, travel writer and tourism guide Şerif Yenen.
Yenen shared his experiences in field with EMU tourism students during the conference title “New Inclinations in Tourism and the Role of Tourist Guides”. Yenen emphasized that technology and the internet has led to many changes in people’s lives and that these changes have affected tourist guides as well. Stating that changes will continue to take place Yenen noted that tourists now prefer being called ‘travelers’. At the conference where attendance was significantly high, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç presented Yenen a silver plaque of appreciation.
Who is Şerif Yenen?
Tourism expert, travel writer, tourism guide, film producer and speaker Şerif Yenen is the writer of the book “Turkish Odyssey” which is the first travel guide about Turkey written by someone who is Turkish. Şerif Yenen has delivered conferences on Turkey’s history, culture and tourism to the academic community outside of Turkey. His travel guides are used as course material or source material in many universities. Yenen’s articles and columns have been published in international journals and national newspapers respectively. He served as President of the İstanbul Chamber of Tourist Guides and the Turkish Union of Tourist Guides for approximately 13 years. He was a board member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations for a period of 4 years.