Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ATSO) Chairman of the Board Davut Çetin hosted Czech Ambassador Pavel Vacek.
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ATSO) Chairman of the Board Davut Çetin hosted Czech Ambassador Pavel Vacek. At the ATSO Board Member Cahit Şahin and Antalya Promotion Foundation President Yeliz Gül Ege, views were exchanged on the economy, tourism, and mutual trade. Starting his speech by giving information about Antalya’s economy and ATSO, President Davut Çetin underlined that the main engines of the city’s economy are tourism and agriculture. Expressing that they are the city most affected by the pandemic economically, President Davut Çetin said, “However, this situation did not reduce the interest of foreign investors in Antalya. I hope that businesspeople from Czechia will invest in Antalya. In this way, we can strengthen the ties between Antalya and the Czech Republic,” he said.
Czech Tourist’s Interest in Antalya Continues Increasingly
President Davut Çetin said, “In terms of tourism, we had a developing relationship every year until the pandemic. In 2017, approximately 85,000 tourists from the Czech Republic came to Antalya. Before the pandemic, we approached the figures of 250 thousand. I hope that after the pandemic, the holiday choice of Czech citizens will be Antalya.”
We are Waiting for Business People from Antalya to Czechia
Czech Ambassador Pavel Vacek invited the investors from Antalya to evaluate the investment opportunities in their country and said, “We can also give information about the opportunities here by telling our investors about Antalya. The development of the ties between Antalya and Czechia is significant in terms of friendship and economy.”
We Can Carry Out Joint Studies on Tourism
Stating that they are aware of the tourism potential of Antalya, Vacek said, “We can carry out mutual experience sharing and studies in tourism, which is a very priority issue for Czechia.” At the end of the meeting, President Davut Çetin presented Ambassador Vacek with the Antalya painting made by ATSO Fine Arts High School students in memory of the visit.