Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2022

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) and its member states have signed the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement between the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the European Union and its member states (“ASEAN-EU CATA”) at the 28th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting on 17 October 2022, […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 26, 2021

Turkey aims to generate $24 billion (TL 288.34 billion) income from the tourism industry this year, the country’s culture and tourism minister said Thursday. The country is expected to welcome 29 million foreign tourists this year, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said at the 11th International Resort Tourism Congress in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya. The […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 27, 2021

Turkey aims to attract 50 million tourists and boost the sector’s revenues to $50 billion (TL 472.12 billion) by 2023, said Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy Tuesday. Ersoy was speaking to the Al-Jazeera television outlet in Doha as part of his visit to Qatar. Expressing that there are major tourism projects in Turkey’s […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 24, 2021

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey more than doubled in August, official data showed Friday, in a major bounce back from a year ago when strict COVID-19 lockdown measures were still in place. To the relief of holidaymakers and travel agencies, British tourists have started returning to Turkey, after the country was last week removed […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 13, 2021

In the Samandağ district of southern Turkey’s Hatay province, the Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, or simply the Titus Tunnel, is a magnificent ancient structure constructed by 1,000 slaves to prevent floodwaters in the area, has been garnering particular attention from tourists. The Titus Tunnel was a mega project 2,000 years ago carved into the mountain, and […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 9, 2021

Istanbul Airport was named the second-best airport in the world according to the “Top 10 International Airports” listing by New York-based Travel and Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best Awards 2021” survey. The top 10 were determined by evaluations from the magazine’s readers, in which Istanbul’s mega airport received 91.17 points, carrying it to the second spot […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 7, 2021

According to the cultural heritage statistics of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the number of museums in Turkey increased by 5.8% in 2020 compared to the previous year and reached 494. There were 467 museums in 2019. The statistics also showed that 205 of the museums are under the Culture and Tourism Ministry, while 289 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 3, 2021

Turkey has amended its entry guidance for passengers in line with steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said in a circular set to go into effect on Saturday. According to the circular, direct flights from countries on the red list will be suspended until further notice. These countries include Brazil, South […]

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