Turkey made a great start to 2016 with a great presentation and an accompanied award in New York City. Attended as a Silver sponsor to the New York Times – Travel Show 2016, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office received the honor of "Best in Show" award on Sunday. Held from January 8 to 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, the New York Times – Travel Show is one of the first travel shows of the year.
The Travel Show featured more than 500 exhibitors, representing 150 countries, with representatives who offered expert insights, booking tips and exclusive discounts throughout the show.
Allianz and South African Tourism were gold sponsors of The New York Times Travel Show. Destination Canada, The Florida Keys and Key West, Liberty Travel, MSC Cruises, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Turkish Tourism and Visit Florida were silver sponsors of the Travel Show this year.
Turkey’s Attaché for Cultural Affairs and Promotion Murat Karakuş said that, despite the ongoing crises and conflicts in the region, Turkey reached an impressive 37 million 780 thousand tourists in 2015 and has not experienced the dreaded declines feared in the number of visitors.