Turkey chalks out new tourism revival plan

Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Turkey chalks out new tourismTurkey is all prepared to perk up its tourism plan. Last year, many cruise lines were withdrawn from undertaking of destination. Let’s take a look what cruise executives have to say about this potential tourism renewal program?


Azamara Club Cruises has approximately three itineraries that halt in Turkey even though it’s not the central point of any voyage. As per Larry Pimentel, Azamara President and CEO, eastern Mediterranean has almost been fully covered in terms of popularity among travelers as geo-political climate plays an intrinsic role here.  Many journeys and itineraries of Azamara Club Cruises that were sailing in this place have shifted their base to the western Mediterranean (where, despite similar threats, the destinations remain popular).


Though Turkey has many attractions to explore, in anticipation of things start getting better, Pimentel explains that the cruise line will majorly shun the area. “Azamara wants our guests to feel safe,” he says. Insurance is another area which is also going toward uncertainty with travel, as he comprehends. Ships and travelers would not be insured when exploring a particular place.


“Turkey is a beautiful country offering a wealth of culturally rich experiences,” Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez said in a statement provided to Travel Agent. “It’s one of my favorite places in the world and it has always been popular with cruise passengers. We applaud the Turkish government’s efforts to revive tourism and to assure the safety and security of visitors and we look forward to resuming service to Istanbul when there are no longer safety concerns.”


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