China's 'Turkey Tourism Year' boosts amount of Chinese people to Turkish cities
Since China’s declaration of 2018 as “Turkey Tourism Year,this season ” a lot of Chinese tourists have made their solution to Turkey.
The figures up to now show that year is a very successful with regards to the amount of Chinese tourists arriving in Turkey, in accordance with Tourism and Culture Minister Mehmet Ersoy, who said the national country saw a rise of 46 percent in the amount of Chinese tourists this past year, this season with 400 although it expects to close,000 tourists, an 80 percent raise.
Ersoy’s remarks came on the sidelines of his stop by at China, where he held official talks, attended a genuine amount of events and met his Chinese counterpart Luo Shugang.
year in China
Within the scope of the 2018 Turkey Tourism, Turkey has completed various advertising activities, introduced Turkish cuisine throughout a true amount of events and held many other cultural exhibitions, where the national country saw great interest from Chinese tourists.
Ersoy stressed that, year in China celebrated as Turkey Tourism, has greatly benefited the further development of trade and cultural relations on the list of two countries. “During our ending up in China’s culture and tourism minister, year we discussed what we are able to do for this to increase it to next. Year you want to move various other activities to next,” he said.
Before his arrival in China, Ersoy was in Japan, where he held official talks also. The minister said there is an exhibition concerning the celebration of the entire year of 2019 because the “Year of Turkey” in Japan.
Underlining that for tourism relations between Turkey and China to boost further, necessary transportation infrastructure ought to be developed, Ersoy said with the opening of Istanbul Airport, that was inaugurated with a grand ceremony on Oct. 29, an extremely large issue has been resolved.
“The world’s biggest airport has been constructed. Year as of next, Turkey will no have limitations longer, like limited slots. We’ve began to invite all airline companies that are looking to fly from different cities in China, turkish Airlines [THY] particularly,” Ersoy said, adding that when they’re included by all of them, Turkey would reach its target of just one 1 million Chinese tourists in an exceedingly short time of time.
THY flies to 36 cities in 23 countries in china and taiwan, while China involves the fore as the utmost important destination among these national countries with flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong and guangzhou Kong.
Ersoy expressed his expectation for a growth in the real number Chinese people to Turkey, but he also underscored the need to improve the promotion policy to improve tourism in the Chinese market. He drew focus on the interest of Chinese tourists, which visited Istanbul and Cappadocia for cultural sightseeing mostly.
Ephesus;anakkale’s Troy in western Turkey are also put into the set of sites Chinese tourists frequent in Turkey, the minister noted. “We shall start explaining new cultural destinations to Chinese tourists by next year, but our definitive goal would be to add new joint operations with this neighbors besides cultural and resort tourism. We have been planning to perform activities that promote healthcare tourism and nature tourism. I really believe we are able to ensure market diversification with China,” the minister said.
Chinese Culture and Tourism Minister Luo Shugang also stressed that Turkish-Chinese relations have improved recently because of collaborations in lots of areas.
The Chinese minister expressed his pleasure in seeing the rising amount of Chinese people to Turkey and said the figures will further increase as relations follow a confident course.
The true amount of visitors Turkey hosts from China is really a rising trend caused by bilateral efforts, year and cultural events that promote Turkey for a Chinese audience just like the launch of Turkish Tourism. January and August between, a complete of 259,462 Chinese tourists visited the national country. Turkish officials expect the real amount of Chinese visitors will reach around 400, the entire year 000 by the finish of. Last year, a complete of 247,277 Chinese citizens found Turkey, as the true number was only 167,570 in 2016 and stood at 313,000 in 2015.