Tourism platform launched in Istanbul for tapping the rich cultural potential of the city

Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A tourism platform has been launched in Istanbul for tapping the rich cultural potential of the largest city of Turkey for boosting tourist arrivals and tourism revenue.

 

The platform would be run with joint efforts by different commissions, non-governmental organizations, tourism representatives and groups.

 

“We have begun our work to improve the tourism potential of Istanbul, which attracts visitors from all over the world every year with its unique natural landscape, deep-rooted history and rich culture,” said Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu at the first meeting of the platform.

 

The Mayor is hopeful that the comprehensive efforts under the platform would make Istanbul a powerful city for competing with rival destinations.

 

The tourist arrivals in Istanbul during the first nine months of this year went up by 12 percent year-on-year to 11.3 million, according to the latest figures of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

 

Cumhur Guven Tasbasi, the coordinator of the platform, said that the number of tourists to Istanbul is expected to go up to 14 million at the end of this year; however, the revenue is not growing as expected.

 

Turkey’s tourism industry is gradually recovering after the terror attacks, political uncertainty and bad relations with some European states over the last few years.

 

Kaya Demirer, the chairman of the Turkish Restaurant and Entertainment Association, said that his organization would work with the platform to make Istanbul a gastronomy hub.

 

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