Turkey Tourism 2012
New visa regulations have provided for greater access to Turkey by new market segments, and the recent turmoil in the MENA region has also improved the nation’s profile as a safer destination for tourists. Regional visitors, in particular, have constituted an increased share of the numbers. These factors, combined with a vast increase in the MICE segment, saw a nearly 10% increase in visitor figures in 2011. A government initiative to support efforts in the health tourism segment is creating a pipeline for new projects, and the high number of over-booked hotels in Istanbul has likewise driven rapid development of new venues. The chapter contains an interview with Kadir Topbas, the Mayor of Istanbul.
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