Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017
Turkey Turkey is all set to discover the new markets located in the Far East countries. As part of its plan to turn into a top three tourism destination in the world, as confirmed by Turkey’s culture and tourism minister on Nov. 2nd.
To quote Numan Kurtulmuş, “We are determining three major strategies. One of them is to explore new markets in Far East countries such as China, India, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.”
He explained that in terms of tourism, the Far Eastern countries were “long forgotten” and said Turkey is focusing to “open up new doors.”
“In India there is a 350 million middle-class population, which is an enormous power with newly flourished, great purchase value. In China, there is over 300 million middle-class population. Thus we will enhance our relations with these countries,” he said.
Kurtulmuş at the same time reminded that 2018 will be the “year of Turkey” in China with 50 events planned.
At present, Turkey is positioned sixth in the tourism sector and the country showcases a performance that has the chance to place it among top three destinations in the coming ten years, the minister said.
“We will increase our support by 20 percent to some countries, where we could attract tourists from… Through the decision would be taken by the Cabinet in early November, we will allow early reservation opportunity for tourism operators bringing foreign tourists,” Kurtulmuş said.
“World economy is growing by 2.5 percent each year, while tourism sector is growing by 3.1 percent. In the next 10 years, tourism sector is likely to grow 3.9 percent when considering the current numbers,” he added.