Turkish tourism

  • Price hike pressurizes Turkish tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    As said by a tourism company, Turkey’s tourism industry, the key pillar of the country’s economy, could struggle to meet visitor and revenue targets in the forthcoming years after two new taxes inflicted and sharp increases in costs continue to …

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  • New tax on Turkish tourism to take effect from October

    Published on : Saturday, August 3, 2019

    A new tax on Turkey’s tourism industry will be hitting hotels and travel agencies from October, squeezing businesses which have already been forced to offer hefty discounts to overcome a slump in visitor numbers three years ago.   Half-yearly figures …

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  • Turkish tourism players meet Iranian counterparts to attract travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Tourism stakeholders of Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Kayseri had a meeting with their colleagues in the Iranian capital of Tehran to boost tourism between the two countries.   “We are in Tehran, presenting the entertaining touristic aspects of Kayseri …

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  • Turkish tourism sector contributes TL461.3 billion to the country’s economy last year

    Published on : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    One in every eight Turkish lira is now generated by Turkey’s travel and tourism sector. The Turkish tourism sector contributed TL461.3 billion ($95.6 billion) to the country’s economy last year, with the sector now representing a 12.1 per cent share …

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  • Turkish tourism players happy over extended Eid holidays, expect major windfall

    Published on : Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    The Eid al-Fitr holiday, which lasts for nine days, is expected to bring cheer to the tourism sector in Turkey. Tourism players expect approximately two million local tourists to flood the resorts, generating a turnover of three billion Turkish Liras …

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  • Turkish tourism industry can help in reducing current account deficit

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Turkey’s tourism sector is a strategic industry that has the potential to help reduce the country’s current account deficit, particularly at a time when the Turkish lira has considerably decreased in value.   The Culture and Tourism ministry of Turkey …

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  • Hotel industry in Turkey invested $550 million last year for 167 new projects

    Published on : Saturday, March 16, 2019

    According to a new report published by the Union of Turkish hoteliers, showed a rising trend in the tourism sector last year following two tumultuous years. This year also, they are expecting more international and national tourists’ influx.  The Hotel …

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  • Germany’s leading daily promotes Turkish tourism and invites Germans to visit the country

    Published on : Friday, March 8, 2019

    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), which is one of Germany’s leading daily newspapers, has made a publication on Turkey where it highlighted valuable touristic, historical and cultural highlights in the country. The publication, organized by Hamburg-based international content management agency UCOM …

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  • Turkish tourism body blasts Insta stars

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    The Turkish tourism association chief has blasted the “freeloading” Instagram stars and bloggers.   “Some of the Instagram stars and bloggers stay in Turkish hotels for free for up to three weeks by promising to promote them. However, they have …

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  • Turkish tourism revives with return of British holidaymakers

    Published on : Thursday, August 9, 2018

    British holidaymakers are coming back to Turkey in droves with the lira reaching an all-time low against the pound.   In the past 12 months, the Turkish currency has dropped 35 per cent, with the rate reaching £1 to 6.83TRY. This is …

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  • Turkish tourism revenue jumps significantly

    Published on : Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Tourism income of Turkey increased by 31.3 per cent, year-on-year, reaching $4.25 billion in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on April 30.   The report further showed that 76.1 per …

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  • Turkish tourism is hopeful to draw 6 million Russian visitors this year

    Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Numan Kurtulmuş, Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey anticipated that the country will host more than 6 million Russian tourists this year. To quote the minister as informed to the state-run Anadolu Agency during a recent visit to Moscow, “It …

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  • Turkish Tourism in 2018 has the strongest comeback

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Turkish Tourism has the strongest comeback with the coming of German tourists, which began at the end of the year 2017 and it is continued in the first 6 weeks of 2018. This statistics is recorded by the largest German …

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  • Turkish tour guides are all set to learn Chinese for upcoming tourism year

    Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

    Of late, a Turkish tour guide named Okan Ozkan have joined the classroom to get himself prepared for the expected huge rush of one million Chinese tourists in 2018.   He was learning Chinese in a narrow building on Thursday …

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  • Turkish tourism sees signs of recovery this year

    Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    After a massive decline in the number of visitors to Turkey in 2016, a year that included a series of terror attacks and one failed coup, the tourism industry of the country is seeing a recovery this year. According to …

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  • As pointed by the association, Turkish tourism may hit $30 billion loss if steps are taken

    Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017

    Oya Narin, head of Tourism Investors Association explained that already pressured tourism sector of Turkey is expected to lose up to $30 billion in three-year period in 2016, 2017 and 2018 if some vital measures are not taken. A plan …

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  • Gulf crisis couldn’t affect Turkish tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Turkey tourism has not been affected by the Gulf row in the Middle East. The country witnessed more than 1.2 million visitors from across the region pouring in the initial six months of 2017. Tourism officials explained that the country …

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  • Germany takes aim at Turkish tourism as rights row escalates

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Germany warned its citizens to take care when travelling to Turkey and threatened to end corporate investment guarantees, steps which could hurt the Turkish economy, in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of rights …

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  • Turkish tourism gets a boost by surge of Russian tourists in May

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey increased by 1.384% in May compared to the same period last year. This increase pushed up total foreign tourist arrivals in the country. As per data released by the Turkish Tourism Ministry, 608,472 Russians …

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  • Turkey sees decline in tourists and tourist revenue in 2017 first quarter

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Turkish tourism revenue reached $3.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017 with a 17.1% year-on-year decrease, amid the continuing decline in the number of foreign arrivals.   Although 71.8% of this income, excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures, …

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