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Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017
With Turkey welcoming the holiday season with a vacation for sun, sea and sand trio along with culture and entertainment both local and foreign tourists, the hotels in the country’s Aegean region are experiencing 90 percent occupancy rates.
The long weekend and the holiday season have led to a boom in hotel occupancy rates in the Aegean region.
Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED) Vice Chairman Mehmet İşler said that the three-day long weekend, with the May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day public holiday, has served as a lifeline support for the tourism sector. “Tourism facilities were already in need of such a lifeline and morale,” he said. The hotels in the Aegean region are almost fully booked out, with both local and foreign tourists flocking to the region.
The sector will be energized again with Ramadan and the summer holiday.
Didim Tourism Association President Ercüment Alkaner explained that the three-day weekend has made tourism professionals happy, saying, “Due to this three-day weekend, occupancy rates in hotels have increased considerably and we will reap its benefits. The rate of occupancy at our hotels is about 90 percent at the moment.”
Hotel occupancy rates reached 100 percent in southwestern Denizli province’s touristic sight, Pamukkale, which is visited by a great number of people on public holidays.