Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017
Hüseyin Baraner, Foreign Representative of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) explained yesterday that even though German officials had warned its citizens recently regarding dangers in Turkey, it did not adversely affect the tourism industry whatsoever. “We were afraid that cancellations would come, but they did not. Sales continue in the same way,” he said.
Highlighting that Germany has many tourism companies, Baraner explained that tourism relations between Turkey and Germany have worked like an instance of long forty years.
For the meantime, foremost German tour operators explained that regardless of the recent travel announcement of the government, Turkey continues to be an attractive holiday destination for the Germans.
The FTI Germany, a well-known company in the country in one of its recent statements said that short-term bookings in Turkey carried on all through the year.
In comparison to 2016, there is already a double digit growth in terms of turnover and tourists.
“After a recent change in the travel announcement, we have not experienced any significant fluctuations in the bookings compared to weeks prior to the announcement. Our customers who know and love Turkey are happy to spend their vacations there,” the statement read.
“Turkey is an important destination for us and we have filled, to a large extent, our capacities for the summer season of 2017. Demands in September and October were also high.”