Shaping Adana’s Tourism Landscape

Insights from Erol Altun, Aqualand Director, and the General Manager of Seyhan Hotel

A Catalyst for Regional Tourism

“In ’98, the region lacked tourism investments, not just in Adana but throughout. Aqualand was established to address this gap, influencing Iskenderun, Hatay, Mersin, Tarsus, Antakya, and Adana. Aqualand serves as a daily holiday village, meeting the needs of the city’s residents. Over the past three years, our efforts, along with agencies, have attracted Middle Eastern tourists, particularly from Damascus, Beirut, and Aleppo Discovering Perge. We’ve become a preferred stop for Arab tourist groups, offering entertainment before they head to Mersin. Our jazz club competes with those in Istanbul, boasting 12 musicians. Additionally, we feature a tennis club with five courts.”

Emphasizing the Need for Belief and Effort in Adana’s Tourism Potential

“Adana must strive for tourism, starting with a belief in its potential. The region boasts precious cultural values and natural beauty Walking Tours Istanbul. Oger Tour’s project aims to attract German tourists for cultural tourism, evident in a recent tour with German journalists. Both local administrations and the public must share this belief. Mayor Aytaç Durak is working on sea tourism projects like Karataş and Tuzla, which, though late, hold promise. Despite challenges, belief and concerted efforts remain crucial for success.”


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