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Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy gave information about the ongoing Hollywood productions in Turkey in a program he attended. Minister Ersoy stated that Marvel’s new Ant-Man movie was shot in Cappadocia.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy recently visited the set of the movie Five Eyes, starring Jason Statham.
Mentioning another Hollywood production that continues to be shot in our country, Minister Ersoy mentioned that some of the shootings of Ant-Man will be in Cappadocia;
These are big-budget international movies. When they come to Turkey, they use a large part of the budget in Turkey. You both support the cinema industry and use it in the promotion of the country. There are also Turkish actors in the production companies here.
From the side to the side, the highest level player can also take part. Local production companies also do business. The latest movie is a movie with a $60 million budget. About 10 million dollars are spent in Turkey. Many people, from the master in the industrial site to the players, are affected by it. There is now ‘Ant-Man’, which is filmed in many regions including Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, which attracts travel enthusiasts from all over the world with its fairy chimneys, historical rock-carved monasteries, chapels and churches, underground settlements and hot air balloon tours, saw 42 thousand 560 in January, 50 thousand 668 in February, and 104 thousand 313 in March. tourist visited.
In order to comply with the social distance rules within the scope of the Corona virus (Covid-19) measures, the tourism professionals in the region, where a certain number of visitors are accepted to some areas, are counting the days to host guests from various countries as well as domestic tourists during the summer months.
Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TÜRSAB) Cappadocia Regional Representative Board Member İsmail Sucu said that they expect more people to come to the region where 992 thousand 620 tourists were hosted in 2020, when the fight against the epidemic began.
Stating that the pre-booking rates for the coming months are pleasing, Sucu said:
“I think we will catch the most important tourism dynamics of Turkey in our region. We can divide the tourism in Cappadocia into two as before and after June. I think there will be domestic tourism activity until June. The second half of the year will be much better than 2020, and this year, close to 2 million tourists.” “We anticipate that it will come to our region. In addition to domestic tourists, Cappadocia will have an important place in the Ukrainian and Russian markets. If the course of the epidemic changes positively in the coming years, 4-5 million tourists will be hosted in Cappadocia and there will be no room left in the region,” he said.