In Cappadocia, which is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, the visitor record of all time was broken in 8 months, which made tourism professionals happy.
The number of visitors to the museums and ruins in Cappadocia, which stands out with its natural, historical and cultural riches, is the “golden year” for 8 months of the year. Cappadocia, which attracts tourists with its fairy chimneys, valleys covered with natural rock formations, historical monasteries carved into the rocks, cave hotels, hot air balloon tours and various activities, has reached 2 million 545 thousand 33. Pandemic days before 19.
The Number Of Tourists Reaching 2 Million 545 Thousand 33
In the same period of this year, the number of tourists in the region, which increased by 98 percent compared to the January-August period of last year and reached 2 million 545 thousand 33, made tourism professionals smile. Talip Aldemir, Head of the Cappadocia Regional Representative Board of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), told Anadolu Agency (AA).
Stating that they had a productive tourism season and that they expected more intense processes in 2023 and 2024 thanks to the expanding market spectrum, Aldemir said, “2019 is breaking records. We expected more visitors in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic also affected Cappadocia. Like the whole world, 2022 We left 2019 behind in the number of visitors according to numerical data.
We are waiting for our Japanese guests next year. If there is a pandemic like abroad, it’s okay. We think that we will reach more tourists from the Balkans, Far East, South America and Europe. The feature that distinguishes it from other tourism destinations is its natural formations. You can find beautiful beaches in all of them. You can find ruins.Having been home to different civilizations in many parts of the world, but the natural formation Cappadocia is one of the most special regions of the world that has hosted many civilizations.
Big Increase After Pandemic
Muzaffer Büyükbaş, the owner of the company that provides agency services to local and foreign tourists, said that after the last two years of the Kovid-19 measures, there has been an increase in the rate of travelers and that Cappadocia is one of the most important tourism centers in the world. most requested places. “We are approaching the end of the year.
We continue to host guests in the period we call the third quarter. We have left behind the golden year of 2019, which we targeted after the pandemic. Currently, reservations are very good. A busy period continues until the beginning of November. After that, reservations for the New Year and Christmas celebrations follow. ” said.