MEHMET NURİ ERSOY
Minister Of Culture and Tourism
Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Etstur that has over 25 years of experience in Turkish tourism sector, was born in 1968 in Istanbul and he is married and has two sons. Entering tourism sector through tour organizations that he had been organizing while being a student in German High School, Ersoy studied Business Management in English at Istanbul University.
Achieving remarkable successes in a short time with Etstur which was founded in 1991, Mehmet Ersoy has led the way with Voyage Hotels established in 2000 by him, the venture Didimtur in 2001, Jetset and Ucuzabilet initiated in 2006. Mehmet Ersoy, one of the young and successful businessmen in the sector with an innovative and tech-savvy point of view, became the pioneer of the sector with Iste Benim Tatilim and Keske Tatil Olsa social media projects which created overwhelming influence on online world.
Proving his success in various fields, Ersoy became the builder of a brand-new concept in tourism world with Maxx Royal Belek Resort which started to provide service in May in 2011. Furthermore, the property, which incorporates Montgomerie Maxx Royal, the most assertive golf course of Mediterranean, has hosted European Tour Turkish Airlines Open finals, one of the most prestigious tournaments of the world since 2013, for three years in a row.
Ersoy became the sole cruise business administrator of Turkey by investing in cruise sector in 2012 and has breathed new life into tourism with Visa Free Greek Islands Tours since 2012.
Also, entering energy sector with 2M Enerji founded in 2010, Mehmet Ersoy proved his success in the energy world. Ersoy has gained a new achievement by bringing into service Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, the second chain of Maxx Royal Resorts in 2014.
Leading a giant digital transformation process at Etstur as a necessity of online world, Mehmet Ersoy brought into action Odamax.com, the online booking platform in 2017. Providing booking service for about 200 thousand properties from all over the world thanks to Odamax.com, the businessman is deemed as one of the most significant persons of numerous sectors, especially in tourism with 6 Voyage Hotels, 2 Maxx Royal Hotels and many different brands within the body of Ets Group.