Antalya still risks losing 3 million tourists

Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

Istanbul-Antalya-Top-Turkish-Tourism-ListThe tourism in Antalya is facing a worrisome crisis in terms of number of tourists, in the context of the disputes with Russia and the terrorist attacks that took place in Turkey


The Turkish hoteliers and the authorities are taking important measures by providing security for the tourists and by offering significant reduction in prices for tourist packages than can go up to 30 percent.


Antalya’s authorities and hoteliers are on alert after the conflict with Russia because, as they say, political dispute was transformed into an economic one, with the Russians being banned from visiting Antalya. Given the fact that only in 2015 there were three million Russian tourists, the damages could be enormous. The Turkish government has taken exceptional measures to support tourism, including offering $ 6,000 per plan to agencies that bring foreign tourists.
On the other hand, the government supports the employers and the employees in the tourism field. “For those who work in tourism and have debts to banks, the Turkish state has delayed debt. In tourism, particularly in Antalya, they are working about nine months a year, but on the winter, there are no working possibilities. For the ones that worked nine months a year in tourism, during winter the state will pay health insurance and salary. The state wants to help tourism in this period, “said Muammer Turker.


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