Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Within the scope of the 100-day program of the new Cabinet, a strong program waits for the tourism sector of Turkey. The program, which will comprise a number of new projects anticipated to boost the tourism industry’s possibility, is also considered as the beginning of a transformation process in the sector.
The plan comprises several goals including but not limited to energy, economy, industry, foreign trade, environment and urbanization, defense, education, health, technology, tourism and agriculture as well as public finance. The implementation of 400 projects with an investment value of TL 46 billion ($8.90 billion) in the first 100 days will be synchronized and scrutinized by Vice President Fuat Oktay.
Within the structure of the program, which highlights the opening of Turkish tourism to new markets, an action plan will be outlined to boost up the share of China in the tourism market, infrastructure for bigger leaps to develop tourism investments will be recognized, the Istanbul Atatürk Culture Center’s tender will be finalized and the Göbeklitepe Ruins in Şanlıurfa will be opened to visitors.
In a statement to Anadolu Agency (AA), Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TÜRSAB) Chairman Firuz Bağlıkaya highlighted that the program proclaimed by President Erdoğan would also be the beginning of a transformation process in the tourism sector. He emphasized that in the 100-day program it was extremely vital to emphasize the reviving of cultural values again. “Such projects will bring Turkey to the world agenda with its cultural and art activities and will allow our country to become a new attraction center for tourists with high-spending potential,” Bağlıkaya said.