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If no “negative developments” occur, the Mediterranean resort of Antalya will likely close this year with more than 10 million local and foreign tourists, Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu told state-run Anadolu Agency on Aug. 23.
FRANKFURT – Reuters
Fraport has raised its forecast for passenger numbers at Turkey’s Antalya airport this year after a rush of Russian tourists at the start of the summer vacation season, the airport operator’s finance chief said.
BERLIN - Anadolu Agency
German tour operators are voicing strong demand for Turkey this summer, despite political disagreements between Berlin and Ankara.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Turkey rose 43 percent in June to nearly 3.5 million with a 1.573 percent year-on-year increase of arrivals from Russia, official data has shown.
More than 750,000 Ukrainian tourists are expected to travel to the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya this year as the number of visitors from the country continued to soar in the first half of the year, the province’s local governor has stated.
Turkey’s tourism revenue has shown strong recovery in the second quarter of the year after a tough period amid a series of problems, the official data showed on July 31.
MADRID - Agence France-Presse
Spain’s tourism sector is poised for another bumper summer season as security concerns continue to lure visitors away from rival destinations to its cities and beaches, industry lobby group Exceltur said on July 13.
Istanbul hotels’ loss in revenue exceeded 1 billion euros in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period of 2015, despite a recent ease in security concerns, a leading sector association stated on July 31.
Despite a number of fatal accidents earlier this year, hot air balloon tours in the sky of central Turkey’s popular tourism destination Cappadocia continued to attract a large number of tourists and boost the revenue from tourism in the region.
Saudi Arabia on Aug. 1 announced the launch of a massive tourism project that will turn 50 islands and a string of sites on the Red Sea coast into luxury resorts
Over half of the construction of Istanbul’s third airport, which is projected by the government to be the largest in the world, has been completed, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stated
Tour operator Thomas Cook has said there is a continued recovery for bookings to Turkey and the resurgence in Turkey had not been affected by increased tensions with Germany.
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
The number of Russian tourists visiting the Mediterranean resort of Antalya rose to 1.1 million in the first six months of the year, up from only 25,000 in the same period of 2016, data from Antalya Airport has showed.