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Volunteer tourism ambassadors are on duty at the Historical Peninsula


absmiddle Yazdır   -A | A+ 10.07.2018
Volunteer Tourism Ambassadors Project, which the Fatih Municipality has started in order for providing assistance to the tourists visiting the historical and cultural points of Fatih, was commenced for the 9th time.

 450 students, who passed the written and oral exams in the Project where almost 2 thousand students applied, took their places in various points of the district as Volunteer Tourism Ambassadors.

  Fatih Mayor Hasan Suver, Ak Party Fatih District President Orhan Narin, ITO Executive Board Member Bahadır Yaşık, Hagia Sophia Manager Hayrullah Cengiz, Deputy Mayors, tourism ambassadors and a large number of citizens attended the ceremony that was organized in the Hagia Sophia Square. Having spoken in the ceremony, Mayor Hasan Suver said that with the Project, they aim to provide assistance to the tourists coming from all over the World to see the Historical Peninsula Fatih. Suver stated that Turkey has a significant potential in the field of tourism and he draw attention to the fact that the duty of youngsters is quite important. Subsequently, 450 students, who have been selected among 2 thousand students and passed the written and oral exams, moved towards their duty stations in order to provide assistance to tourists.

 “Volunteer Ambassadors are subjected to a written test in advance”

 Having said that Fatih is the home of many historical beauties that must be seen, and at this moment the Project is important for the sake of helping tourists, Fatih Mayor Hasan Suver said: “Our volunteer tourism ambassadors are subjected to a written test in advance. After they attend an interview and a language level that is sufficient enough to talk in daily life is confirmed. Later on, they are given a tour around the historical peninsula and they receive information about every historical building. Hence, our volunteers both reach to a certain knowledge level and improve their language skills. They can speak German, Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Korean and Japanese. Volunteers will provide service until the beginning of September.” After stating that every tourist coming to Istanbul must leave with satisfaction, Mayor Suver said: “They must speak highly of Istanbul in anywhere they go and they must arouse the curiosity of vast number of people for seeing and understanding Istanbul.”

 Tourism ambassadors, who are consisted of high school and university students at the ages varying from 14 to 30, will take charge in 6 regions in total, as they are Sultanahmet, Ayasofya, Yerebatan, Divanyolu, Kapalıçarşı and Eminönü. Tourism ambassadors will wear clothes having written “Ask Me/Bana Sor” on them, and they will provide assistance to the tourists in English, German, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Chinese. The students rendering service within the scope of the Project will meet with tourists until September 8, Friday.