Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017
To achieve the goal to become one of the top 10 countries in tourism by 2023 by using the tourism model of Spain that generates around $60 billion from tourism annually.
In this context, the government of Turkey now aims to support of the establishment of private boutique hotels instead of five-star hotels and holiday villages.
In the economical context of the Turkey tourism the boutique hotels will give a high share hold in tourism. Just like Spain, the investments in hostels and boutique hotels will be supported, where the share of hostels and boutique hotels in the tourism sector has reached 70 percent.
While the infrastructures of smaller-scale, the boutique hotel tourism are being organised, the flexible use of five-star hotels will be provided.
The detached houses and cottages within the hotels will be converted into various models, which can be used as unconventional way of living while vacationing.
It is targeted about 50 million tourists and revenue of $50 billion by 2023 from the tourism sector. Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said there was an increase of 60 percent in the number of tourists in Antalya in the first seven months, stressing that they will focus on accessing new markets such China, the Far East and India, as well as tourism diversification, especially related to sports and health.
The tourism revenue in Turkey in the second quarter of 2017 has been increased by nearly 9 percent which is compared to the same period last year, by reaching $6 billion. While on the contrary, the share of hostels and boutique hotels in the country’s tourism sector does not even reach 10 percent.
However, that share is expected to increase up to 35 percent with new transformation program in the tourism programme of Turkey tourism.