The Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the Republic of Turkey and Agents Association of India(TAAI) recently conducted a workshop and B2B interaction in Bangalore. This is part of their initiative to promote Turkey as a tourist destination.
TAAI as per their recent initiative has toured across 6-cities of India where they conducted B2B interaction and workshops at Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru from February 24th – 29th 2020 where they explained more about how Turkey is opening its gates to tourists and visitors from across the world.
The session was inaugurated H Deniz Ersoz, Culture & Tourism Counselor, of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, who also gave us a presentation of how Turkey is an attractive destination for the Indian market with its UNESCO world heritage sites, beautiful scenery and fabulous gastronomy. He also presented the statistics of foreign tourist arrival to Turkey where he said the number totalled up to 52 million tourists in the year 2019 and 230,000 Indian tourists were visiting the country of Turkey in 2019, he expected the growth of Indian Tourists in the year 2020 and they predict over 300,000 Indians might visit this year.
At every city, there were around 250-300 attendees with many top official and whos who in travel-related fraternities. Also Turkish and IndiGo Airlines also attended the roadshow in these cities and they also gave a short presentation where they promoted their direct flight connection to the capital of Turkey.
In total, the event was mainly to promote Turkey as a tourism place the country has a lot to offer for its tourists in term of culture, history, commerce, food. They say that Indian tourism has increased in recent times. The hotels and resorts in Turkey are witnessing a surge in tourist arrivals.
Speaking about the 6-city tour Mrs Jyoti Mayal, President TAAI said “The 6 city Turkey Tourism Roadshow received a stupendous response from the travel trade and the quality of B2B meetings truly reflect the potential of India’s outbound market to Turkey”