Tourism minister hopes Turkey to host 30 mln-tourists in 2010

The Turkish tourism minister said on Thursday that Turkey aimed to host 30 million tourists in 2010.

Tourism minister hopes Turkey to host 30 mln-tourists in 2010

The Turkish tourism minister said on Thursday that Turkey aimed to host 30 million tourists in 2010.

Turkey's Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said Turkey would carry out a promotion campaign worth 50 million USD, and aimed to host 30 million tourists in 2010 with a 10 percent rise over 2009.

"My ministry has allocated 8 million USD for promotion campaign in Russia this year, but we will carry out over 50-million-USD campaign in Russia as the public and private sector," Gunay told a press conference in Moscow.

Gunay is actually visiting the Russian capital to participate in the International Exhibition Travel & Tourism.

The minister said Turkey was expecting 3 million tourists from Russia in 2010.

Over 27 million tourists visited Turkey in 2009.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2010, 13:31

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