Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A new cruise port may be built in Istanbul, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey Mehmet Ersoy said, Trend reports with reference to the ministry’s report.
He said that the construction of the new cruise port will lead to tourism growth in Turkey, including in Istanbul.
Ersoy noted that the port’s construction in Istanbul will be completed in 2021. This is while he didn’t mention the date of the start of the construction and the cost of the project.
It was earlier reported that by 2023, Turkey intends to increase the number of foreign tourists to 70 million people.
Turkey has great potential to attract tourist flow into the country, according to the ministry.
It was noted that the conditions created in Turkey for tourists are ideal, and, of course, this will lead to an increase in the number of foreign tourists.
In 2018, Turkey was visited by 39.488 million foreign tourists.
In January 2019, 1.539 million tourists visited Turkey, which is 5.33 percent more compared to January 2018.
Over 918,000 tourists visited Istanbul and 116,000 tourists traveled to Antalya in this period.
Most of the tourists, who visited Turkey in January, came from Bulgaria (113,800) and Georgia (112,300).
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