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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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.
Istanbul’s embattled tourism may lose in 2017 and the city needs urgent measures to be taken, as hotel room prices keep decreasing, a leading sector association has said.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry is set to propose a significant cut in value-added tax (VAT) on art products, Minister Nabi Avcı has said, noting that his ministry could also receive a greater infusion of funds.
ÇANAKKALE – Anadolu Agency
The groundbreaking ceremony for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge was taken place on March 18, the 102nd anniversary of the Çanakkale War
BERLIN - Reuters
Turkey expressed hopes for a revival of its tourism industry after security concerns caused a 30 percent drop in foreign visitors and revenues last year.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization has said he is confident that the Turkish tourism sector will recover in the coming period.
Representatives from Turkey’s struggling tourism sector have called for German travelers to visit Turkey at a key annual sector event in Berlin, delivering a message saying: “We have no business with politics. We welcome you all!”
MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey has seen a boost in the number of Israeli tourists following the normalization of ties last summer, according to the owner of a tour company in the Aegean province of Muğla, which is home to popular holiday resorts Bodrum and Marmaris.
ÇANAKKALE - Anadolu Agency
The mayor of Gelibolu in northwestern Turkey on March 9 announced plans to invite Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman to the town.
Turkey and Ukraine have signed an agreement allowing their citizens to travel to each other’s countries with only an identity card, in a bid to boost tourism.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul plummeted 16 percent between January and February this year, official data from the Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate showed on March 7.
KYIV - Anadolu Agency
Ukraine and Turkey are set to sign an agreement allowing their citizens to travel to each other’s countries without passports, Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman has said ahead of a two-day visit to Turkey’s capital Ankara starting on March 14.
FRANKFURT - Reuters
Summer bookings to Turkey by German holidaymakers are down by more than half after a spate of bombings, with tourists instead heading to Greece and Egypt, according to German market researcher GfK.