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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
“Never again a summer like this”: Exasperated with the hordes of visitors they blame for making their city unlivable, Barcelona residents have risen in protest.
Turkey’s embattled tourism sector is pleased with the extension of a public holiday for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) to 10 days, during which around 1 million people travel and create 1 billion Turkish Liras in additional revenue for the sector.
DOHA - Agence France-Presse
Qatar, isolated by its neighbors in a diplomatic crisis, on Aug. 9 introduced a visa-free entry program for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism.
Hotel investments across Turkey accelerated in the first half of the year after a tough period for the tourism industry, with the country’s Black Sea region seeing a number of new hotels amid a flock of tourists from Middle Eastern markets.
Local hoteliers are pushing for an extension to the public holiday for Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) to 10 days to help Turkey’s struggling tourism sector.
Burak Coşan - ISTANBUL
Turkey’s struggling tourism sector may lose up to $30 billion over the three-year period covering 2016, 2017 and 2018 if a number of key measures are not taken
ATHENS – Reuters
New York property developer Mike Angeliades has wanted to create a golf resort in his native Greece for quarter of a century. But just when the plan seemed within reach, the past caught up with him.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The number of international visitors to the United States has dropped for the first time since 2009, as did their spending, the U.S. Department of Commerce said on Aug. 11.
The International Atatürk Airport will become an exposition area once Istanbul’s giant third airport starts operating, Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan has stated.
Turkish tourism players want to host 1 million Chinese travelers in 2018, which has been declared “Turkey Tourism Year” in China, within the framework of the “One Belt One Road” project.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Culture and Tourism Ministry has made a new promotional short film featuring several iconic sites from Turkey that will be aired on social media, the ministry said in a statement on Aug. 5.
Travel demand for Turkey seems to be coming back, while tourists have continued to pile into Spain over the last two years due to security concerns around other summer destinations such as Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey, the chief executive of the European tourism group TUI has said.
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.