Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy joined Anadolu Agency Editor's Desk on Wednesday.
He said Turkey's 2023 tourism goals remained as planned.
"Turkey's 75 million tourists and $65 billion income goal for 2023 will be achieved," said Ersoy.
He added that more than 727 hotels and about 900 restaurants had applied for a "Safe Tourism Certification" that would indicate they had taken standard measures to prevent COVID-19 infections.
He also noted that the number of public beaches available in the country's southern tourist hotspot province Antalya would increase every year.