Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Philippines Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo and Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism Nabi Avcı signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism at the sidelines of the World Tourism Forum – Global Meeting 2017 in Istanbul.
To quote Teo, “The MoU will encourage more people from the Philippines and Turkey to visit each other’s countries.” The agreement aims to increase tourist arrivals from Turkey to the Philippines and vice versa, to create jobs in the tourism sector and also give rise to investment opportunities for the tourism and travel industries of both countries. Minister Avcı said that the two countries have the possibility to enhance tourism cooperation through joint projects with third countries in addition to bilateral projects.
“After the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, Turkey will have the chance to host guests from the Philippines travelling to Europe and Africa,” said Minister Avcı.