Channel to Relieve Istanbul Bosphorus Traffic

📩 07/12/2018 18:15

Kanal Istanbul Will Relieve Bosphorus Traffic: Kanal Istanbul project will boost the 'Bosphorus tourism' in Istanbul.

The Kanal Istanbul project, whose technical project has been completed and is expected to be put out to tender in the coming days, will boost the 'Bosphorus tourism' in Istanbul.

With the project where international ship traffic will shift to the Canal, the Bosphorus will only be the scene of touristic ship crossings. indicating that the Istanbul Strait will bring a new dimension to tourism Turkey Hoteliers Federation (TUROFED) Chairman Osman sober, "after Channel Strait project will be the scene of a very different picture. This situation will give a new impetus to urban tourism ”.


Turkey in the last period, indicating sober with investment in the transport infrastructure would change the face of tourism, especially the new airport investments said he would solve the accessibility problem. “But it is necessary to provide horizontal connections that will complete this transportation opportunity. It is necessary to do this by taking air, land, sea and railways into consideration in every sense. If we set everything up correctly, we can reach the 2023 targets in a shorter time ”.

Noting that hotel investments will increase with the airport, Ayık emphasized that the supply-demand balance must be preserved here. “Istanbul now has a serious bed capacity. Read why creating idle capacity causes price imbalances. It also negatively affects the return time of investments ”.


TUROFED President Ayık stated that the High Speed ​​Train (YHT) and İzmit Bay transit projects, which are continuing to invest in the field of transportation, will add a great acceleration especially to Anatolian tourism. “Southern Marmara and North Aegean regions were among the important regions of tourism in the past. Over time, this disappeared. I believe that the Izmit Bay Crossing project, which will reduce the distance between Istanbul and Izmir to 3.5 hours, will accelerate these regions again ”. Pointing out that domestic tourism will become active with YHTs, Ayık added that this will contribute to stable growth.

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