Our President Ahmet Zeki Apali Meets With Tourism Guidance Students
Our President Ahmet Zeki Apalı gave a lecture titled "The Past, Present and Recent Developments of Tour Guiding" to the students of Tourism Guidance Department of Afyon Kocatepe University Faculty of Tourism on 06 March 2018. The head of the Department of Tourism Guidance, who made the opening speech, associate professor Dr. Elbeyi Pelit expressed satisfaction that TUREB President Ahmet Zeki Apalı met with our school Tourism Guidance students. Starting his speech with explaining how he started his professional life and why he became a tourist guide, Apalı gave detailed information about the stages of Tourism Guidance profession's history development and guidance career from past to present. Later on, preparation of the tourist guiding professional law, submission of parliament, acceptance and approval of the law, late coming out of the regulations and the consequences of these situations and reflections on the profession, Apart from this, Apalı also shared with the students of the tourism guidance department the illegal guiding, the lack of legal guarantees of the guides and the guides working under the base wage, professional chambers, the change of occupational chambers and change and range of the guide numbers according to years and the opinions and proposals related to the country tourism. Apalı, indicating that better results can be achieved by introducing the right investments and the right information to our guests in the coming years, by taking Tourist guides in the promotion of our country in the presentation of our country, he informed students about practice trip for tourist guide candidates, course and language exams for tourist guides. Apalı, who lectured for about two hours, answered the questions of the students after the presentation.
At the end of the conference, Head of Tourism Guidance Associate professor Dr. Elbeyi Pelit presented a plaque to Our President Ahmet Zeki Apalı. Then, our President Ahmet Zeki Apalı, Head of Tourism Guidance Department Associate professor Dr. Elbeyi Pelit with Faculty teaching staff Assistant Professor Dr. Özcan Zorlu visited the Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate and the Governorship of Afyon. At the visit, Afyonkarahisar's tourism potential and views on what to do with tourism guidance in Afyonkarahisar were exchanged.