Website for Arabs to draw more tourists

Website for Arabs to draw more tourists

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Website for Arabs to draw more tourists

The new Arabic website aims to draw more Arab tourists to Turkey. AA photo

The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has opened a website in the Arabic language for the ever-growing Arab tourist market. The ministry’s director general for promotions, Cumhur Güven Taşbaşı, said the Arabic-language website would increase the number of tourists from the region visiting Turkey.

He said they had asked Turkish cultural offices abroad to promote Turkey in the language of the country where they served. “The Dubai culture and promotion attaché has initiated it. We hope that the number of Arab tourists who will visit Turkey will seriously increase from now on. Dubai is the central location for Arab countries and industry and trade in the region. This is why we give importance to Dubai.”

The website, which is in three languages, English, Turkish and Arabic, will make things easier for Arabs to acquire more information about Turkey. “This website is the up-to-date Arabic website published by the Culture and Tourism Ministry,” he said.

The promotion of important Turkish destinations will also be shown on the website,, said Taşbaşı, adding that Istanbul, Yalova, the Black Sea, İzmir – the areas that draw the most Arab tourists – and shopping would be highlighted on the website.

“The same service will be given to tourists from the Turkic republics,” Taşbaşı said.