The Future is in Tourism: 10 Years, 10 Cities, 10 Stories

The book named “10 Years, 10 Cities, 10 Stories” is published upon the celebration the 10th anniversary of “The Future is in Tourism” program defined to support the tourism and development projects in collaboration with Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, UNDP and Anadolu Efes Group of Companies.


The Future is in Tourism is one of the few long-running social responsibility projects of Turkey. Within the scope of the project, a traditional cooking course named “Seferihisar’s Traditional Cuisine” had been organized. The story of this enterprise was written by S.S.Hidirlik Agricultural Collective President Neptun Soyer, The Support to Slow Life Foundation President Bulent Kostem, Seferihisa Mayor Tunc Soyer and Izmir Economy University Food Engineering Professor Nazan Turhan. The book was illustrated by photographer Mustafa Seven.

Anadolu Efes: We Care for Sustainability
Anadolu Efes Corporate Communication Manager Simge Balaban commented such as “Anadolu Efes Group of Companies carries out projects on local development and common progress on various subjects. We care for sustainability. We are proud to celebrate the tenth year of “The Future is in Tourism” this year and the new book on the featured projects so far including Erzurum Coruh Valley, Mardin, Bursa’s Misi village, İzmir’s Seferihisar district, Sanlıurfa, Malatya Arslantepe, Karabuk Safranbolu, Isparta Keciborlu, Adana Saimbeyli and Balikesir Edremit.”

Ministry of Culture: “We achieve the promotion and protection of cultural products and values”
Beril Yamaner from Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism mentioned the tourism potential of Turkey and the Ministry’s contribution in the project.

UNDP: “Together with people, not against them…”
Bulent Acikgoz, UNDP Sector Manager for Socio-Economic Development said that tourism was an important instrument on local development and sustainable tourism was on a rise. “The Future is in Tourism” bears it’s fruits thanks to a successful partnership with the Ministry. We believe that the project would thrive in the coming years.”

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