Deadline for Application to Future is in Tourism Extended to 28 June 2019

Having introduced many local values across Turkey to tourism and contributed to local development, “Future is in Tourism” looks for new projects. Those who wish to cast light onto the future by sustainable tourism ideas may apply by 28 June 2019. Implemented jointly by T.R. Ministry of Culture and Tourism, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Anadolu Efes, the project transforms sustainable tourism ideas into Turkey’s success stories.

Implemented jointly by T.R. Ministry of Culture and Tourism, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Anadolu Efes, “Future is in Tourism” has to date supported local development through 16 sustainable tourism projects. Some of those projects made a brand of local products or traditional flavours; some promoted the recognition of the hidden antique settlements of Anatolia; some rejuvenated fading occupations... Turkey’s butterfly sites and geographies where hundreds of bird species lived were protected by biodiversity and handed down to future generations; employment opportunities increased for women through protected local values; lavender gardens were visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists.

Many sustainable tourism projects across Turkey were implemented; local people cast light onto the future, changing both their fate and that of their region. “Future is in Tourism” has for 12 years unearthed and protected the local values what makes us and introduced them to the Turkish tourism.

“Future is in Tourism” has to date won many awards including the Gold Medal in The Stevie International Business Awards Europe’s Best Social Responsibility Project, Turkish Public Relations Society (TUHID) Golden Compass Turkish Public Relations Prizes Best Social Responsibility Project, and Refik Baydur Special Prize for Sustainability by the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK).

Those who have innovative ideas to introduce, protect and hand down to the future the nature, culture, historical sites and product diversity of their locality may file their applications for the new period by following the detailed steps at Those interested need to fill in the application forms in the website and send it to and to mail address given in the application guideline by 28 June 2019.

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