Turkey’s tourism might face a deadly blow following the blast

Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

turkeyThe ghastly attack at Turkey’s Ataturk airport, the third busiest airport in Europe left 42 dead and 239 majorly injured. The bombers detonated explosive vests in the arrivals hall and had been trying to pass through X-ray machines when they were stopped by Turkish security officials. The three people then began shooting with AK-47 rifles following which the officers returned fire.

 

 

Already limping tourism industry of Turkey thus faced a fresh grievous blow which was possibly targeted at the tourists.

 

 

Head of French travel agencies association Entreprises du Voyage, Jean-Pierre Mas, showed concern and said that this is a very bad news for tourism, specially for the air travellers.

 

 

The suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport – which also left hundreds wounded – came just days after Kurdish separatists issued a warning to travellers against visiting the country.

 

 

ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) issued in a statement that following this attack, travellers in Istanbul should follow the advice of the local authorities and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. They should also remain vigilant in crowded places.

 

 

In the midst of a terrorism crisis which garbs Turkey, concerning both the Islamic State and Kurdish militants, the tourism industry is definitely going to face a major blow.

 

 

Flights seem to be resuming gradually at the airport, but travellers are advised to speak to their airline for the latest updates. flights from London Heathrow, New York, Rome and Berlin were delayed while London Gatwick, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, have been cancelled.

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6 Responses to Turkey’s tourism might face a deadly blow following the blast

  1. Marc d'Entremont says:

    It was not “Turkey’s ghastly attack at Ataturk airport.” It was “The ghastly attack at Turkey’s Ataturk airport” – get your grammar correct!

  2. Dear Shreya Goswami I hope you publish this post which is very important . 150 people died in France at Nightclub attack and 2 months later now Euro Cup is played there.People are used to these because everybody knows that this can happen at anytime at anywhere as it happened before in many countries. I was in Mumbai when that big attack took place to Taj hotel .So Did I stop going to Mumbai? Of course not.I went at least 10 times more because I love Mumbai and India.So terrorism did not stop me travelling.It happened in Brussels.People still go there.They must go to places where these happen to show the terrorişsts that they can not scare people.So people must be travelling to Istanbul as well and by the way Istanbul is so lovely to enjoy the most with so many perspectives.

    • Hi Cengiz Kellekci, the world needs more people like you! It feels so inspiring to hear, specially being an Indian, that not all tourists think on the similar line. The terrorist attacks are downright abominable. Its true people get intimidated initially after the attacks and the deadly news all across the globe does make us fear the uncertain. But, being a global citizen, our work continues to be the preacher of love and peace. as far as tourism industry is concerned, every place has its beauty and Istanbul as said “If the world were a single state Istanbul would be it’s capital.” So as rightly you pointed, no matter what a certain extremist group is trying to destroy, the world is together and will make it a better place to live in.
      Thank you for being a patient reader. We look forward for your comments and feedback

  3. MD.A.AARIF says:

    IT WOULD TAKE TIME TO REVIVE . OF COURSE YOU CANNOT EXPECT TOURIST INFLOW ANY MORE AS EARLIER . THE TOURISM DEPT. HAS TO WORK MORE HARD TO BRING BACK THE TOURIST.

    • We are sure the government and the industry leaders will take the required steps to revive the tourism industry, which if at all needs any special protection. Because as one of our readers said, these attacks are meant to scare people and we should not let them reach their goal.

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