Unlocking Adana’s Tourism Potential


Insights from Nesrin Gokhan, Owner of Next Tour Tourism and Travel Agency

“Adana, with its rich history, is a region where significant civilizations have thrived for centuries. To fully tap into this potential, local administrations and social organizations should develop tourism projects and present them to investors. Here are key investment proposals:

Establishing a Golf Center in Adana-Karataş Region

Create a second golf center in Turkey by transforming Adana-Karataş into a golfing hub, modeled after Antalya-Belek. This region could host World Golf Championship competitions, activating tourism.

Promoting Akyatan Natural Park for Birdwatching Tours

Position Lake Akyatan Natural Park, known as a Bird’s Paradise, for ‘birdwatching tours,’ a significant segment in ‘hobby tourism.’ Enhance landscaping to attract enthusiasts.

Realizing the Exhibition Area Project

Act on the Exhibition Area project developed by the Adana Chamber of Commerce Shaping Adana’s Tourism Landscape. Execute professional promotions and produce national and international promotional films to showcase the region.

Expanding Boardinghouses in Adana Plateaus

Encourage the spread of boardinghouses in Adana’s plateaus. Transform plateau houses, currently utilized seasonally, into retreats for nature lovers, offering 15-day stays Daily Istanbul Tour.

Advancing the Tepebag Project

Initiate the Tepebag Project, acquired by TURSAB, with restoration set to commence in May. Encourage local investors to buy houses, fostering a tourism zone akin to Safranbolu, Amasya, or Sultanahmet. Develop the Qukurova Museum and Art Street.

Introducing the ‘Sultan’s Boat’ Project

Explore the potential of a small-scale ‘Sultan’s Boat’ project, similar to those in Istanbul, along the Seyhan River. Enhance the surroundings through landscaping and necessary arrangements to create a unique tourism experience.”


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