The TRNC has been promoted in eight different countries during the first one and a half months of 2018. Among the fairs attended by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment were: the Vakantieberus Fair in Holland; Ferien Messe in Austria; CMT The Holiday Exhibition in Stuttgart; Emitt in İstanbul; Destination of London; Matka in Finland; the Brussels Holiday Show in Belgium; and the Holiday World Show in the Czech Republic. Representatives of the Ministry and the tourism sector held meetings with international tour operators, while cultural, health, ecological and the other kinds of alternative tourism were promoted to guests at the fairs.
Thirteen companies from North Cyprus are participating in Dubai Gulfood Food Fair by arrangement of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry (KTSO). According to a statement from the Chamber of Industry, Gulfood, one of the largest food fairs in the world, showing the newest and best products in the global food industry, opened on Sunday and will run until 22 February. North Cyprus News – North Cyprus stand at Dubai Gulfood FairThe North Cyprus stand is displaying hellim, fresh kashar, porcupine cheese, lavender, ice cream, tahin, tahin helvası varieties, Turkish coffee, espresso, core coffee varieties, frozen bakery products, Turkish delight, a variety of liqueurs and olive oil.
The TRNC stands are met with intense interest every year, said Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu, who added that these international fairs and organisations represent the most important activities for promoting the country.