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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.
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared by 1.384 percent in May compared to the same month last year, pushing up total foreign arrivals to the country, official data showed on June 29
The number of foreign tourists visiting Turkey saw a huge increase in April, with the number of arrivals from Russia jumping around 485 percent, after months of difficulties amid a series of negative incidents, from bomb attacks to a diplomatic crisis with Russia and a failed coup attempt.
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
Turkey’s Mediterranean resort province of Antalya will likely host nearly 3 million tourists from Russia this year, according to Russian Consul General in Antalya Oleg Rogoza.
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı on May 22 stressed the importance of tour packages for American tourists who want to visit Turkey’s Mediterranean regions.
Hotel occupancy rates in Istanbul soared in May, but the city’s hotels remained to be the cheapest across Europe, according to a leading tourism association.
Dozens of legal and real persons flocked to the courtroom to voice their opposition to a Booking.com ban, citing the losses they have incurred from the decision, daily Dünya reported on May 22.
A number of district mayors from opposition parties in the Mediterranean Turkish province of Antalya have said they were not allowed to go abroad to attend a key recent tourism event in Moscow due to the ongoing state of emergency.
BEIJING - Agence France-Presse
Slapping import bans on products like mangoes, coal and salmon has long been China’s way of punishing countries that refuse to toe its political line.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
A deal between Turkey and Ukraine allowing their citizens to travel to each other’s country without passports entered into force early June 1, said Andrii Sybiha, Kyiv’s ambassador in Ankara.
Britain’s Thomas Cook said a visible recovery continues in bookings for Turkey and Egypt, although it echoed concerns raised by rival tour operator TUI over the market for travel by British tourists on May 18, saying that competition at home had slowed growth, Reuters has reported.
Hotel occupancy rates across Turkey rose sharply in April thanks to the Easter holiday and a significant revival in the Middle Eastern market, with Istanbul seeing a 30 percent year-on-year increase
BERLIN - Reuters
TUI Group, Europe’s largest tour operator, said summer trading was in line with expectations, with demand for Spain, Greece and the Caribbean helping to offset subdued bookings for Turkey and North Africa.