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Turkish tourism ministry offers financial support to travel agencies and airports

Turkey’s tourism sector has this year suffered a sharp drop in visitor numbers amid Russia’s economic woes. In response Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has announced a new support program to overcome sector losses.

The ministry will offer financial support to A Group certificate travel agencies carrying tourists from 13 countries, such as Russia, Iran and Ukraine, through charter airlines. The agencies will take $6,000 grants for each flight, said the ministry in a statement issued to travel agencies.

The support package covers 13 countries in total; Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Iran. The ministry also said several airports will be under the support package’s coverage, including airports in Gazipaşa-Alanya, Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum and İzmir.

Travel agencies need to submit their proposals and the required documents to become qualified for the support, which lasts until November 30.

Source: Hurriyet

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