The development of non-trivial resorts and coasts of Turkey has received a new stimulus in connection with the fall of the Russian tourist flow. At least Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmed Nuri Ersoy said he is making visits and voicing new plans. This time, the city of Rize, located in northeastern Turkey, the center of the province of the same name, became the object of his attention.
“We expect a very serious increase this year, especially from the Gulf countries. Currently, there are incomparably more tourists than in the first months of last year. The need for aircraft has also increased,” the minister commented on the opening of the Rize-Artvin airport, which will open next month.
“There will be the best airport on the Black Sea. Since this is done with precise positioning, I predict that it will receive many bookings, especially in terms of tourism, and that there will be very serious growth in the next few years,” the minister assured.
At the same time, according to tradition, in Turkey expects that the new resort will be all-season. Opportunities for mountain tourism are being considered, and ski resorts in particular.
“Compared to the western part of the Black Sea, Rize receives fewer tourists. Having the advantage of the airport, we will make a project to expand this traffic in this direction. We predict a 100% increase in the number of tourists coming, in particular, to Rize,” Mr. Ersoy assured.
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