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“III. International Sustainable Tourism Congress” was Held

Organized jointly by our university and Ordu University, the "III. International Sustainable Tourism Congress (ISTC3) ” was held online on 12-14 November with 2 panels and 20 separate sessions. Moderated by Üzeyir Kement STC3 Executive Board Chairman,the congress was attended by the Vice Rector  Prof. Dr. Hasan Çiftci, Rector of Ordu University Prof. Dr. Ali Akdoğan and the Chairman of the ISTC3 Advisory Board Prof. Dr. Orhan Batman.

Making the opening speech of the congress, Prof.  Çiftci stated that he has read  Mevlana, Sadi, Turkish poets and Iranian literature. Expressing that most of the studies and poems in the field of literature consised of descriptions, he said: “These descriptions allow us to get to know ourselves, nature, our environment and historical artifacts.”Saying that he loves  travelling, and describing himself as a tourism volunteer, Prof. Dr. Ali Akdoğan stated that he activated the tourism faculty when he started his post as the rector. Emphasizing that tourism is significant  Akdoğan said, "I would like foreigners to come to our country, see and  get to know our lovely country,and know about  our people, culture, civilization and geography.Man should take advantage of the possibilities offered by the universe in the most ideal way. However, in this use and utilization process, we need to continue our existence by using sustainable tourism without destroying the universe and  ontological order, structure and texture "