Turkey ready to subsidize travel companies to develop cruise tourism
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Turkish government is ready to subsidize travel companies in order to develop cruise tourism, a source in the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism told Trend Sept. 28.
It is expected that cruise companies, which bring tourists to Turkey, will receive a subsidy of $30 for each tourist, the source noted. The source added that Turkey is interested in the development of cruise tourism in the country.
Turkey is actively developing the tourism sector. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, in April-June 2017, revenues from the country’s tourism sector increased by 8.7 percent and reached $5.4 billion compared to the same period of 2016.
In January-June 2017, 12.25 million foreign tourists visited Turkey, which is by 14.05 percent more compared to the same period of 2016.
The number of foreigners who visited Turkey in June 2017 was by 43 percent more than in the same period of 2016.
In June 2017, almost 3.5 million foreigners visited Turkey, 42,000 of them traveled to other countries through Turkey.
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