After the earthquake, Turkey tourism gets slow to revival

 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 


As the tremendously demanding summer season approaches, the tourism industry of Turkey is making great effort to revive from the distressing earthquakes in February that affected the country and took lives of more than 50,000 people.

Today, a report from Reuters has explained that the earthquake has inflicted a pause on the travel enthusiasts when actually they book vacation during this time in the country. However, at this time, revenue from tourism is particularly significant when the country is looking for ways to tackle a $48.8 billion discrepancy.

In the weeks, two nights hotel bookings in Istanbul went down 7 percent compared to 2019 due the earthquakes. At present, however, that figure has risen to 31 percent below the levels of 2019, as per research from ForwardKeys.

The dearth of hotel bookings results in less revenue, both in terms of the employed in the industry and the economy of the country in general.

The vice-president of insights at ForwardKeys, Olivier Ponti, said that after many months of outstanding performance, when the country was slowly heading toward travel revival in Europe, Turkey’s international tourism is clearly experiencing a drop.

In the months leading up to the massive earthquake in February, officials of the country had their sights set on a strong year for tourism, as the pandemic washed out into the rear view mirror.

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