Monday, February 9, 2009

Turkey becomes well-known destination for US tourists

Hurriyet Daily News

The tourism attache of the Turkish embassy in New York said on Saturday that Turkey had recently become a well-known destination in the United States.

The "Turkey pavilion" at this year's "New York Times Travel Show", which is one of the most important travel shows in the United States, has drawn much interest from visitors.

Besides the Turkish Tourism and Promotion Office in New York and the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency, a total of 8 Turkish tourism agencies attended the show.

In an interview with A.A, Tourism attache Hasan Zongur of the Turkish embassy in New York said that Turkey would continue to conduct a promotion campaign in the United States in an effort to attract more number tourists from the country in 2009.

Expressing the United States media's interest in Turkey, Zongur said that numerous articles on Turkey would be published in several U.S. tourism magazines this year.

"Turkey had been a tourism destination not quite known in the U.S. 4-5 years ago. Recently, it has become a popular destination and we have positive expectations from 2009," Zongur said.

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