Hollywood Star Travis Fimmel explores Türkiye’s cultural riches in Istanbul
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In a notable visit to Istanbul, Travis Fimmel, the acclaimed Hollywood star recognized for his lead role as King Ragnar in the TV series ‘Vikings,’ has embarked on a touristic journey to uncover the cultural treasures of Türkiye.
During his visit, Fimmel had the honor of meeting with Dr. Batuhan Mumcu, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism. The Deputy Minister accompanied the Hollywood star on an exploration of Hagia Sophia and the Hagia Sophia Museum, providing valuable insights and guidance to enhance Fimmel’s experience.
Immersing himself in the historical significance and architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, Fimmel expressed his deep admiration for the iconic landmark. His exploration extended to the Hagia Sophia History Museum, where he delved into the rich history digitally presented to visitors. Throughout the visit, Fimmel repeatedly voiced his fascination with Hagia Sophia and conveyed his desire to uncover more of Türkiye’s wonders.
Dr. Batuhan Mumcu shared his thoughts with the press during the visit, emphasizing the surge in tourist arrivals in 2023. He credited Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy’s initiatives, particularly the establishment of the Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) in 2019, for contributing to this record-breaking success. Dr. Mumcu highlighted Türkiye’s active promotion globally, engaging in promotional activities across 200 diverse markets.
"The rich history of Anatolia has made Türkiye an appealing destination for the international film industry," stated Dr. Mumcu. He expressed satisfaction in witnessing Türkiye becoming a preferred destination for globally renowned stars, attributing these achievements to the tangible results of the nation’s promotional efforts.
The ongoing promotional initiatives led by the Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency persistently showcase Türkiye’s cultural wealth, attracting travelers from around the world, including prominent figures from Hollywood and beyond. Türkiye’s rich cultural heritage continues to captivate individuals in the film industry, further solidifying its position as a sought-after destination for exploration and artistic inspiration.