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Turkey Featured As A Top Tourism Destination During The NYT Travel Show PDF Print E-mail
2015-01-24 21:44:43
Image NEW YORK (January 22, 2015) – The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism today announced a new director of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in New York will outline the country’s tourism vision at  this week’s New York TimesTravel Show. Murat Karakus was appointed Director of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, New York, after more than 20 years with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, including previous roles at the Turkish Tourism Offices in the Netherlands and Washington, D.C.
  Turkey has made giant strides in the past decade by increasing its economy to $US 820 billion, making it the 17th largest economy in the world, sixth largest-economy compared with EU countries and the sixth most-visited tourist destination in the world behind only France, the United States, China, Spain and Italy.
 
In 2014, the country welcomed a record 36.8-million international visitors, an increase of 5.52 percent over the previous year.
 
As Silver Sponsor of the Travel Show, Turkey’s Booth will include a welcome reception starting at 2:30pm on January 23 with Turkish tea and simit – the traditional Turkish bread encrusted with sesame seeds. Participants in the booth include Turkish Airlines, World of Travel, Pacha Tours, Euphrates Tours Cappadocia, Travel Shop Turkey, DBX Travel, Tura Turizm, Cukurova Development Agency and Çanakkale Province, which will be highlighting the 100-year anniversary of the Battle for Gallipoli during World War I.
 
The New York Times Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors.
 
For more information on Turkey, call 1-877-FOR-TURKEY or contact the Turkish Culture and Tourist Offices in New York at 212-687-2194 or in Washington, D.C., at 202-612-6800, or Los Angeles at 323-937-8066 and visit their Web sites at www.goturkey.com or www.kulturturizm.gov.tr
 
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About Turkey
Turkey is a modern country with a captivating blend of antiquity and contemporary and of East and West. The cradle of civilization and center of world history today stands as one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world. Turkey was the site of the first human settlement; the seat of the Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman Empires; the birthplace of Homer and the last home of the Virgin Mary, just to name a few. Today Turkey, with its spectacular coastline, majestic mountains, cosmopolitan cities and quaint villages is one of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
 
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