Forget about discounts, it's a good season in Antalya – almost literally commented on the fate of special offers, or rather their almost complete absence at the moment and in the near future The head of the council of the Mediterranean region of the Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TURSAB) Ferit Turgut. “Discounts in Turkish hotels are not on the current agenda,” he stressed, speaking to the Turkish media.
According to him, August pleases hotels and tour operators in Turkey with stable and at the same time high demand. If it holds out in September-October, then Antalya will “catch up and overtake” the most optimistic forecasts. According to the official, in the velvet season – that is, in September-October, Antalya can receive another 3 million tourists, which will lead the country to the target of 10 million tourists per year.
He stressed that despite all the current problems, the situation in Turkey's tourism cannot be called unfavorable – and only in this case, tour operators are switching to a policy of discounts. “Demand in July-August shows us that these discounts are of little use,” said Mr. Turgut.
At the same time, tourists can also not count on cheap autumn – high-quality hotels are already in high demand from European tourists. Recall that after a two-year break for the pandemic, the tourist flow in July and August in Antalya has already reached the levels of 2019 – the best period in the history of the Turkish coastal region. Representatives of the tourism sector explained that the rooms in the hotels of Antalya are fully redeemed by tourists until mid-August and for the whole of September. As of the end of July, 6 million 711 thousand foreign tourists, including Russians, arrived in Antalya by air alone for 7 months. This is 97% more than in the same period last year. Read more at this link.
By the way, Turkey not only did not enter the top 10 most accessible destinations for Russian tourists in August. The remaining tours for sale overtook even such an expensive country as the UAE. Read the details in the article “Where to go in August: the cheapest destinations for beach and sightseeing tourism are named.”
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