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Turkey plans to increase tourist flow to 100 million by 2028

Turkey plans to increase tourist flow to 100 million by 2028

Turkey’s Tourism and Culture Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said the country plans to reach 100 million tourists by 2028 and achieve $120 billion in tourism revenue.

According to Ersoy, commercials about the tourism potential of Turkey are currently being shown on television and in the digital space of 125 countries.

The minister stressed that the campaign to inform about the tourism potential of Turkey will soon cover all the countries where Turkish Airlines flies.

Ersoy said that Istanbul alone is visited by an average of 37,000 to 40,000 foreigners per day.

We expect a serious increase in the flow of tourists from the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf to Turkey, which is largely facilitated by the personal efforts of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including his last visit to the UAE, the minister stated.

The minister pointed out that against the backdrop of the normalization of the epidemiological situation in the country, Turkey was removed from the list of the “red zone” in many countries of the world.

“We will focus on income growth, we are aimed at attracting certain categories of tourists. Intensive work is being done in this direction. Income per tourist in Turkey was $647 in 2018 and reached $834 in 2021. We picked up a fast pace. We hope that by 2023 we will achieve the stated goals and bring this figure to more than $900,” he said.

The Minister noted that Turkey intends to achieve higher goals in the field of tourism.

“In 2019, 52 million tourists visited Turkey. We do not intend to be satisfied with this. We want to increase the number of tourists to 60, 70 and even 100 million in the future. In other words, we need to reach the level of 100 million tourists and 120 billion in income in 2028. Of course, if the epidemic breaks out again, we won’t be able to say anything. But in the current regime, Turkey can easily achieve its goal,” he said.