Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017
From next month onward, a new campaign requesting Turks staying overseas to spend their holidays and organizing weddings in Turkey will get going in Germany as reported by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry. It has been named as ‘’Bring your neighbor and come” campaign. The operation will be introduced to Germany’s Turkish Diaspora at Berlin’s International Tourism Bourse (ITB) between March 8 and 12.
It was declared two weeks ago in a bid to enhance tourism earning of Turkey and make it reach a yardstick of $ 50 billion and attract more than 8 million tourists. In 2016, the total number of overseas visitors visiting Turkey declined to 25.3 million which is a 30 percent drop in comparison to 2015 as a result of series of terror attacks, the unsuccessful July 15, 2016 military coup attempt and a political crisis with Russia as explained by the official datas.
This new campaign supports Turkish nationals living in foreign lands to spend their vacations in Turkey at the same time bring their foreign neighbors and others with them on holiday in Turkey, aspiring to make Turkey one of the sought-after places in the world.