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Published on : Sunday, June 18, 2017
In April, the total number of visitors pouring to Turkey looked quite positive with the sector predicting 20-percent hype in data for May. Nonetheless, all eyes were fixed on “last minute” reservations from European counterparts. However, for the upcoming 2018, industry gurus expect a repeat of 2014’s imposing statistics, even as predicting a huge jump in the next year as well.
The tourism industry, which altered negative indicators towards positive impression in the initial three months of April, has lofty expectations for 2017. Visitors from Turkey rose 18.10 percent in April in comparison to the same month in 2016. Whereas tourism representatives expect that the much expected May data is yet to be announced which will correspond to a growth of around 20 percent respectively.
As per information collected from Antalya, Turkey’s tourist capital, shows an increase of 30 percent in comparison to previous year’s five-month period. Though the normalization process with Russia was kind of a relief to coastal cities, the number of reservations made by Israeli tourists simultaneously shown a significant increase.
The drop in the number of European visitors is predicted to take a positive turn in the coming July, August and September of this year. High demand causing no vacancies, particularly in Spain and Greece along with price hikes, point to the fact that European tourists like Turkey for its “last minute” deals. Similarly, the recent terror attacks in European capitals have brought to the forefront that security issues are not exclusive to Turkey.