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.