Istanbul will be the center of cruise tourism with giant project; M. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that they planned to complete the tender next year in the Yenikapı Cruise Port Project, which is also included in the 2020 Year Presidential Annual Program, and said, iyle Istanbul will become the starting point and end point will come. ”
Minister Turhan, especially in recent years in the search for alternative holidays in the international cruise, which is preferred by cruise tourism, as well as seeing many different countries and cities in a short time offers comfortable accommodation, he said.
Stating that cruise tourism constitutes 2 percent of world tourism, Turhan said, “This value shows us that there is great potential in this field. Cruise tourism in our country, 2003 2009'a 23'a annual average growth of XNUMX'lik showed. ”
Say The number of cruise ships visiting our ports has increased ”
Turhan, 2009 the cruise from the economic crisis in world tourism is adversely affected Recalling entering the recovery process from the 2010 that the tourism branch xnumx't to 2013 million 2 reported that reached the highest levels in the thousand passengers Turkey.
In recent years, the positive developments of the route of the cruise companies Turhan explained that re-enables the dial to Turkey, he said:
“Since the beginning of 2019, the number of cruise ships visiting our ports has increased again. While catching this positive wind, turning our country into an attractive destination center is of great strategic importance. The Yenikapı Cruise Port, which is planned to be built in this context, will strengthen the hand of our country in meeting the demands coming from the increasing market potential. In the Yenikapı Cruise Port Project, which is included in the 2020 Year Presidential Annual Program, we are planning to complete the tender next year and put the port into service in a short time. We aim to increase the cruise passenger capacity in our country to approximately 3 million passengers. ”
“Istanbul will become the center of cruise”
Under the project, 8 cruise ship can dock at the same time total 3 thousand meters of docks, 30 thousand square meters passenger hall, 120 thousand square meters with the construction of the sea terminal is planned to build Turhan, “Istanbul will become the starting point and end of the cruise tour. Yenikapı'dan to demand that the cruise port construction firms, this port will 2,5-3 million to Turkey's cruise ship passengers to bring opportunities. "He said.
Turhan emphasized that the port will contribute to the tourism potential of Istanbul and said that the project will become an important center for cruise tourism in the world.