2018 is shaping up to be a good year for Turkey and its tourism, especially now that numbers appear to point towards at least three (3) million Brits expected to arrive in the country for various reasons. It’s also pegged to reach “record numbers,” which can provide a great boost for the country’s economy.
This news was announced by Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Turkey, in a meeting with Antalya governor Munir Karaloglu. The tourists would be a “rapid comeback” he added during the meeting with the Turkey’s regional governor.
On Antalya, Turkey, Chilcott added tourists in particular may have a penchant of choosing Antalya not just for its flora and fauna, as well as its attractiveness, but also for it being a safe city. Chilcott also pledged to do “all he can” to be able to increase the number of British tourists to Turkey.
Karaloglu, on his part, stressed that part of what makes Antalya appealing as a tourist spot was because of the city’s focus on ensuring security needs are met for both citizens and tourists. He added the “comeback” is pleasing for Antalya as well, as while tourists may choose Aegean coasts for their vacation, Antalya is slowly becoming a city of preference.
The city of Antalya is the capital city of the Antalya region in Turkey. It’s the fifth most populous city in the country, and is located along the southwest portion of the nation. It’s known for attractions such as the Falez Park, Hadrian’s Gate, Hidirlik Tower, Konyaalti, Yivilminare Mosque, and Duden Waterfalls. It has a population of 2.28-million citizens.
Antalya in ages past was settled by the Attalid dynasty ruled by Pergamon last 200 BC. When the Attalids were defeated by the Romans, the rulership helped Antalya thrive as a city, which then saw the construction of monuments including the popular Hadrian’s Gate. The city’s rulership changed throughout the years after the Roman Empire, including being held by the Byzantine, the Ottoman, the Italian suzerainty, and finally being recaptured by Turkey.
The Republic of Turkey, historically known as Anatolia, is a transcontinental nation located in Western Asia. It’s bordered by eight countries and encircled by three seas, one to the north, south, and west. It’s neighbored by countries such as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, and Greece. Seas beside the country include the Mediterranean, The Black Sea, and the Aegean Sea. Turkey has been home to various ancient civilizations such as the Armenians, Uratians, Phrygians, Thracians, Greeks, and Assyrians throughout antiquity.
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