ISTANBUL - Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo and Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism, Nabi Avc? signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism at the sidelines of the World Tourism Forum - Global Meeting 2017 in Istanbul on February 16.

" The MOU will encourage more people from the Philippines and Turkey to visit each other's countries," said Secretary Teo.

The MOU aims to increase tourist arrivals from Turkey to the Philippines and vice versa, to generate jobs in the tourism sector, and to create investment opportunities for the tourism and travel industries of both countries.

Minister Avc? said that the two countries have the potential to enhance tourism cooperation through joint projects with third countries in addition to bilateral projects.

"After the opening of Istanbul's third airport, Turkey will have the chance to host guests from the Philippines travelling to Europe and Africa," said the Minister. END

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs