Turkish media: they are pushing Russian tourists out of Antalya

Turkish media: they are pushing Russian tourists out of Antalya

For the first time in five years, German tourists in Antalya have overtaken Russian ones, who used to make up the largest part of foreign visitors. Such a statement in the Dailysabah and other Turkish media was voiced by Recep Yavuz, head of the working group on tourism of the Antalya City Council.

“In the first six months of this year, Antalya was visited by 955,000 German tourists. As of the first week of July, the number of German tourists exceeded 1 million,” he said. Overall, the official expects more than 3 million German tourists to visit the resort this year.

“Neither the increase in pandemic cases in recent days, nor rising prices can prevent Germans from traveling. Tourist activity from Germany, which started in April, continued to grow with the summer holidays,” he stressed. Also, Mr. Yavuz added that Turkey bypasses its competitors – first of all, European countries – Spain, Greece and Italy, Turkey is mainly preferred by family tourists and it is in great demand. “Especially Antalya plays an important role in the choice of Germans with its very different hotel options and all-inclusive system,” he added.

As a result, Turkey expects that in general the number of German tourists in Antalya will reach complexity of 3 million by the end of the year. “Unless there is an extraordinary situation regarding the pandemic, German tourists will rest in Antalya until the end of November this year. As a result, 3 million German tourists will visit Antalya – for the first time since 2015, when our resort received the largest number of German tourists in its history – 2.9 million vacationers,” the Turkish official assured.

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