Adana noticing its cultural beings .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} ADANA - The Mediterranean city of Adana offers variety for tourists with its climate, plateau, sea and historical artifacts and the municipality, starting from the oldest district in the city, Tepebağ, has started creating a cultural inventory.

Governor İlhan Atış said in Tepebağ they have began taking note of private properties of interest in the process of creating a database to redesign and remodel the city.

Potential in tourism
"We also have a cultural inventory for Adana. We have published the third volume of this inventory and so now we know what we have," he said.

Atış said the history, plateau and culture should be factors in Adana’s tourism potential. "It is not really necessary for foreign tourists to visit, domestic tourists can come too. That is why tourism will advance with investment. If tourism in Adana had no future, establishments like the Sheraton Hotel or Rönesans Mall would not be investing in the city. They have realized that the future of the city is bright."

Atış said Adana would have three or four more hotels. Currently, work is ongoing for a hotel near the dam on Lake Seyhan and they are selling the location of an old famous restaurant to facilitate another hotel project.