Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
FTI Group, one of the most important tour operators in Germany is quite hopeful about the tourist season in Turkey summer 2017. They are optimistic in spite of the recent political crisis that exists between Berlin and Ankara.
To quote CEO Dietmar Gunz, ‘’ There is no reason not to travel to Turkey now. In fact, Turkey has never been more attractive than today. Regardless of all the topics discussed nowadays in media, Turkey remains the most important holiday destination for us. I believe that we will have a great summer this year.’’
For German vacationers, Turkey has been one of the most popular travel destinations so far. However, in the last two years, the number of German tourists has decreased largely because of safety issues and conflicts between Turkey and its neighboring countries.
In 2015, the total number of German tourists dropped to 5.5 million. In 2016, it again declined 3.9 million. Nevertheless, Gunz is confident that the figures will increase in the coming years. Gunz said that recently they are witnessing again an increased interest among Germans for holiday in Turkey by portraying Turkey as one of the safest places in the world.