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Turkish food tourism expects to hit $10 billon revenue in 2019

June 07, 2019 / travelandtourworld

Food tourism in Turkey is in full swing and this year Turkish food tourism is expected to hit $10 billon this year. Turkey’s food tourism sector is expected to hit all-time highs in terms of the number of tourists and revenue this year. It is as a part of target of Turkey’s tourism number 50 million tourists and $40 billion in turnover, the share of food tourism is expected to hit $8 billion to $10 billion this year. Kaya Demirer, the Chairman of Turkish Restaurants and Entertainment Association (TURYİD), said that the gastronomical spending per capita for tourists was $650 last year. Demirer added that the tourism sector in Turkey expected turnover of at least $8 billion in 2019, in parallel with the record expectation in the tourism sector. He said that if the target of 50 million tourists is reached we expect turnovers of around $10 billion. We are focusing on gastronomic tourism with a series of promotions. We have also received full support from the Tourism Ministry,&r...