The Ambassador of Turkey to India, H.E. Mr Şakir Özkan Torunlar, hosted a High Tea for members of the Indian tourism and economy media at his official residence in New Delhi recently. The informal meet and greet session was organised to acknowledge the media for their ongoing support to Turkey and apprise them on current tourism statistics and trends between both the countries. The High Tea at the ambassador’s residence was an extravagant occasion giving a peek of Turkish culture, enjoyed in exquisite surroundings.
“Turkey and India enjoy warm relations and also share a close historical relationship with strong cultural links. The relationship between both nations has steadily grown year by year in both scope and depth and spans many different areas of cooperation. Turkey enjoys immense geographical, cultural and social diversity, which is why it is extremely popular with Indians. We are working towards tourism related verticals like increasing air connectivity and changes in visa policy to ensure better engagement between both countries.” said H.E. Mr Şakir Özkan Torunlar. According to the Ambassador, every single Indian who visits Turkey once becomes the ambassador after his return back to India.
The Turkish Tourism Board in India recently announced that the number of Indian tourists travelling to Turkey has doubled.
Turkey is the home of unique nature, culture and deep-rooted historical and religious prestige which reflects in its 18 world heritage sites recognised by UNESCO. It also offers diverse cuisine and entertainment options, along with world-class hotel and transportation services and the popular tourist sites while drawing attention to the emerging trends of adventure tourism, faith tourism, medical tourism and the country as a trending wedding destination.
Last but not the least, it is worth to mention that the new airport of Istanbul which will be inaugurated at the end of October 2018, will be one of the largest airports in the world with a capacity of 200 million passengers/year.