Turkey aims 10-fold growth

Ab­dur­rah­man Arici, Deputy Min­is­ter, Min­istry of Cul­ture and Tourism, Turkey, shared his government’s vi­sion to grow In­dian ar­rivals over ten fold.

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of­fers re­fresh­ing op­tions for the out­bound trav­ellers from In­dia, says Arici, who was in New Delhi re­cently and took time to grace an event hosted by TUI In­dia in his hon­our.

“Turkey is a per­fect al­ter­nate des­ti­na­tion for the In­dian trav­ellers who had been striv­ing hard, for a re­fresh­ing world-class lo­ca­tion af­ter repet­i­tive vis­its to South East Asia. We of­fer best of ev­ery­thing to help cre­ate a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence for one and all, which in­cludes choices among type of ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions, va­ri­ety of sight see­ing op­tions, en­ter­tain­ment av­enues, shop­ping and plethora of venues wor­thy of con­duct­ing MICE to name a few,” ex­plained Arici.

“There is im­mense scope for bi­lat­eral co-op­er­a­tion be­tween Turkey and In­dia. I can as­sure you that our of­fi­cials will now visit In­dia more fre­quently to ex­plore ev­ery pos­si­bil­ity of strength­en­ing tourism ties with In­dia. Presently, stats re­veal over 14 mil­lion out­bound trav­els from In­dia, while only 80,000-85,000 tourists visit Turkey. We see a dis­tinct op­por­tu­nity of tap­ping at least ten fold in­crease in In­dian ar­rivals,” he added.

He also en­cour­aged the pri­vate sec­tor of both the coun­tries to forge strate­gic tie-ups to take tourism to a higher pedestal.

“We have sev­eral ini­tia­tives be­ing con­sid­ered at ad­vance stages, which in­clude re­lax­ations on the Visa front. Ef­forts are on to de­velop sub­stan­tial growth from New Delhi, Mum­bai, Kolkata, Hy­der­abad, Jaipur and Bengaluru, to name a few,” he con­cluded.

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