Turkish yacht manufacturers to make waves in France

Today’s Zaman - From September 23 to 28, Turkey will be the guest of honor at France's Maritime Tourism Fair, which will bring together Europe's top yacht makers. According to an official from Turkey's Chamber of Shipping, Turkish luxury yachts, as well as the Turkish maritime tourism, Turkish cuisine, culture and art, will be promoted at the fair. A total of 23 Turkish companies, including yacht makers, marina operators, cruise companies and port operators, will attend this year's fair, said Ahmet Erol, Head of the Chamber's Antalya branch office. Turkish yacht makers will also seek opportunities to establish links with foreign sailboat and yacht manufacturers. Last year, around 300 companies from 33 countries participated in the fair, which drew a total of 110,000 visitors.