If the number of Russian tourists in the main Turkish resort remains at the level of last year – which is 3.5 million – Turkish hoteliers will consider it a success. So in Turkey they decided how many Russian tourists they are waiting for in Antalya. This assessment of the situation for the Turkish media was voiced by the president of the Mediterranean Association of Tourist Hoteliers (AKTOB) Kaan Kavaloglu.
According to him, at the moment, about 784 thousand tourists have arrived at the resort from Russia. At the same time, according to his forecasts, Russia will lose its leadership this year again – as it did last season, losing it to the Germans. “In 2019, 7 million tourists from Russia came to Turkey, and 6 million of them purposefully went to Antalya. But this season, all the difficulties in Russia continue to affect, including the isolation imposed on the Russians. Last year, we considered 3.5 million Russians a success, and if 3.5 million Russians come this year, we will consider ourselves successful,” said Mr. Kavaloglu.
In other markets, according to the expert, the alignment is as follows. According to the data for the first 5 months, most Germans came to Antalya – 828 thousand, and the Russians took second place. Followed by the British and Poles. “Our goal is to reach a record number in 2019. If we reach 15 million this year, it will be a success,” said Mr. Cavaloglu.
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