The tourism sector in Turkey 2020 witnessed achieving a record with regards to the number of tourists arriving in Turkey in the first couple of months of 2020.
Statistics showed that 1,787,435 foreign visitors arrived in Turkey at the beginning of this year, and that means achieving an increase of 16.11%. compared to the same period of 2019.
Tourism in Turkey 2020
In light of the spread of the global epidemic, COVID19, the tourism season in Turkey is expected to be postponed until May 2020.
There are many measures that the Turkish government is taking to achieve the highest possible benefit from the Turkish tourism sector.
Measures to reactivate Tourism in Turkey 2020
The Turkish government is preparing to revive safe tourism in Turkey by the end of May 2020, by adopting a new system.
This system is based on the principle of issuing internationally recognized certificates to announce safe tourist areas free of the corona.
According to the Turkish Minister of Tourism and Culture, this system will activate domestic tourism by the end of May 2020.
And many government institutions are working on developing laws and guidelines for implementing this system.
The Ministry of Tourism will begin handing certificates free from the Coronavirus to tourism companies in which no cases have been documented.
These certificates will also indicate compliance with safety, sterilization, and hygiene procedures recommended by the health department.
The Turkish Minister of Tourism and Culture expected that the start of the return of domestic tourism activity in late April 2020 and return to normal by late May 2020.
Objectives to be achieved
- Helping hotels and tourist institutions return to their normal activities more quickly.
- Hotel and tourism establishments will demonstrate their commitment to global hygiene and sterilization instructions, which means increasing customer confidence.
- Domestic tourism is expected to encourage foreign tourists to come to Turkey.
- Encourage domestic tourism with the advent of Eid Al-Fitr.
In comparison to the previous year., the global tourism sector is expected to witness a 10.5% decline
The Turkish government has provided support to many companies operating in the tourism and other sectors with a value of $ 14.7 billion.