Tourism Ministry optimistic about rise in tourist numbers

An increase of 15% is expected from the German tourist market this year despite negative events in Germany, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Tourism Ismet Esenyel has said.

Preparations continue in anticipation of the arrival of these tourists. Esenyel added that if connections are successful [TRNC attended the Berlin Tourist Fair this month] then tourist numbers from Germany could reach 20%.

Referring to the rise in tourist numbers from Turkey during the winter months, he noted that although they are still in the winter period, there has been a growth of 12% in tourist numbers and they are hopeful that this growth will continue during the summer season.


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