These days it’s all about figures as the year 2012 ended and many people are crossing the line to make the total. It seems that, despite all the talk of economic crisis and less spending, Turkey can boast an impressive $23.4 billion revenue from tourism last year.
While the European Union countries are struggling with the credit crunch and with looming signs of economic crisis, it seems that countries outside this region, such as Turkey have become viable alternatives for countries that used to be classic vacation destinations.
The people in yacht charter Turkey seem to be bent on rebuilding much of their past. As excavations for a new metro project was started, a medieval Byzantine boat was uncovered. Now, the University of Istanbul is planning a full build of an exact replica, which is to be called the Yenikapi 12.
After 2011 has come to an end most of us began looking back and doing calculations to see whether it was a good year or a bad one. This is also what Turkey’s Culture and Tourism minister has done in Ankara last week when addressing the other ministers of the country.