One of Turkey’s most popular tourist towns, the western province of Muğla’s Bodrum can now be viewed all around the world through 24-hour live broadcasts from cameras placed in various spots.
With the initiation of the Bodrum Hoteliers’ Association (BODER), test broadcasts started two months ago on the Internet.
Following the success of the test broadcast, Bodrum Castle, Bodrum Cove, the city center, the marina, the Gümbet coast, the Bodrum Ancient Theater and the Bağla Cove have become accessible on the website www.bodrumcanli.com.
BODER secretary General Orhan Kavala said they first started with four cameras before increasing the number to eight after positive feedback. He said color broadcasts were available day and night, and their goal was to place 20 cameras.
Kavala said the broadcasting cameras included the Gümbet and Bağla regions as well as the city center. “Via these cameras, we broadcast seven days and 24 hours. People can see Bodrum live all the time,” he added.
“We want people, whether or not they know Bodrum, to travel here in four seasons. Those who have no chance to come here will be able to observe Bodrum via these cameras. Now Bodrum is in people’s houses,” Kaval said, adding that their goal was to “draw the world’s attention to Bodrum.”
So far 14,000 people have signed in to watch Bodrum via the website, which is expected to make a great contribution to Bodrum’s physical tourism.
‘Seeing Bodrum’s history’
Kavala noted that the project also aimed to promote Bodrum’s historic fabric, in addition to its popular sea, sand and sun, with cameras also turned to some of the ancient sites in the area.
“We have a camera overlooking the Bodrum Ancient Theater. This camera reveals both the open-air theater and the wider view of Bodrum,” he said.
Kavala also noted that following the start of the live broadcasts, Turkish citizens living in countries like Britain, France, Netherlands and Germany had given positive feedback on the project.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News