High-speed train doping for tourism: With the opening of Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) line, it is expected that there will be a significant movement in domestic tourism.
Ankara Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Dogan Acar, 2009-2014 50 14 thousand times between the XHT 857 758 XNUMX XNUMX people said that a person travels.
Acar, “Ankara-Eskişehir, Eskişehir-Ankara line since 2009 10 million 233 thousand 555 people; Ankara-Konya, Konya-Ankara line since 2011, 4 million 316 thousand 617 people; 307 thousand 586 passengers have used Konya-Eskişehir, Eskişehir-Konya line since March last year. "We anticipate that the numbers will increase even more with the Ankara-Istanbul YHT and the Ankara-Sivas YHT project, which is planned to be implemented next year."
Indicating that the average occupancy rate of the YHT voyages on all lines is 70, Acar stated that there was an increase in the number of passengers on the weekends and that the number was over 14.
Tourism potential finds value
Acar said that the YHT lines put into service also contribute to the tourism of the cities where they are located. Explaining that citizens living in Konya and Eskişehir prefer Ankara for weekend holidays or day trips and the tourism data in the city has increased, Acar said, “Since the first day it was put into service, people can travel by high-speed train because it has shortened the travel time at the same time. he preferred to do it ”.
Mentioning that Ankara, which is the center of national and international political traffic, has a great potential in all types of tourism, Acar underlined that the city hosts many alternatives from faith tourism, historical tourism, cultural and artistic activities to thermal and winter tourism.
Ankara is ready for guests
Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Acar noted that service is provided with nearly 149 thousand beds in 20 accommodation facilities certified by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which will host guests coming to Ankara.
Drawing attention to the fact that YHT services directly affect many sectors in Ankara, Acar pointed out that there is a mutual cultural exchange in neighboring provinces with high-speed train services.
Acar said, "We, as all units in Ankara, are working to make our city even more equipped for these opportunities."