The Turkish Culture and Tourism board in India will be conducting a tourism roadshow and destination workshop in six cities across India from 8th October to 13th October 2018. To be held in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai, the aim of the roadshow will be to interact with stakeholders, agents, policy makers and travellers in these cities on current tourism offerings of Turkey and create more awareness on destination. The roadshow will also help in positioning Turkey as a leisure, wedding & MICE destination amongst Indian travellers.
Deniz Ersöz, Culture & Tourism Counsellor, Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in India said, “India is a very important market and we are aware of the potential it holds in terms of inbound visitor traffic to Turkey. Turkey and India enjoy warm relations and also share a close historical relationship with strong cultural links. We aim to tap the important cities through our six-city roadshow where we will interact with agents and update them about Turkey’s latest offerings.”
He further added “In 2017, Turkey hosted more than 32 million international tourists while from India the number was 87,000. This year, from January to July, we recorded 25% increase in the number of overall tourists. That means we will be hosting 40 million international tourists by the end of 2018. When we look at figures from India, we see 95% increase for the same period. If this trend continues we will be hosting almost 2 lakhs Indian tourists by the year-end.”
Turkey has a lot to offer in terms of tourism, culture and commerce and it is imperative that the scope of engagement between both countries should now be taken to second level. India is one of the most crucial and promising tourism markets for Turkey. The number of Indian tourist arrivals, Indian weddings in Turkey and MICE engagements is increasing steadily which is a good sign. The hotels and resorts in Turkey are witnessing a significant surge in tourist arrivals. The heavy turnout at beach hotels and resorts has exceeded expectations
The six city promotional roadshow will also have participation from Turkish Airlines, luxury hotels and important delegates & officials from Turkey. The Turkish delegates will interact with agents and will share insights on how to sell Turkey as a destination.
For registrations, please log on to: https://www. https://www.workshoptravelshop.com/india-workshops.php