Turkey Tourism

  • Exploring the top tourist attractions in Turkey

    Published on : Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    Known for its history, nature, and gastronomy, Turkey is one of the most-love tourist places in the world today. The country has always been a hub for cultural interaction and reflects the diversity of civilizations it has welcomed for centuries. …

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  • The Turkey tourism encounters yet another season of loss

    Published on : Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    The tourism industry of Turkey encounters yet another season of loss after the rise of coronavirus that wiped out many international bookings and prompted Russia to stop flights; the country is one of the top sources for visitors, and exercised …

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  • Turkey removes vaccination requirement for international travellers

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    Turkey has officially lifted the suspension of direct flights from the UK into the country and officials have announced that no vaccination certificates will be required for international travellers entering the country. As of now, only a negative PCR test …

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  • Museums in Turkey receive almost 9 million visitors despite pandemic

    Published on : Thursday, April 22, 2021

    The Turkish museums and archaeological sites were still visited by more than 8.91 million people in 2020, even as the coronavirus outbreak was wreaking chaos on the tourism industry worldwide. The sites play an important role in protecting cultural heritage, …

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  • Turkey begins COVID-19 vaccination for tourism workers

    Published on : Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Turkey has now started to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination programme for tourism employees in coordination with the ministry of culture and tourism, ministry of health and Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA). The country aims to complete the …

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  • Turkey launches vaccination campaign for tourism workers

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Turkey has recently launched a vaccination campaign for tourism professionals to boost the vital industry heavily impacted in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1 million tourism industry workers will is likely to be inoculated in total as part of …

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  • Turkey likely to welcome UK tourists this summer

    Published on : Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    Turkey recently announced that it is planning to welcome UK travellers this summer as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions permit international travel from the UK. Officials in the country informed that all necessary steps have been undertaken to ensure …

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  • Turkey reports 65% drop in tourism revenue in 2020

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Turkey’s statistical office recently reported that the country’s tourism revenue decreased by 65% in 2020, reaching $12.6 billion (10.4 billion euro). TurkStat informed that tourism revenues halved to $3.9 billion, in the fourth quarter alone. According to reports, personal expenditures contributed …

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  • 7.0 magnitude strong earthquake hits Turkey, Greek Islands; 26 killed

    Published on : Saturday, October 31, 2020

    On Friday, a powerful earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck Turkey and Greek Islands killing nearly 26 people and injuring more than 700.

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  • The key players in Turkey tourism intends to expand the range of the market

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    The key players in the tourism sector of Turkey intend to expand the range of the market even further as they make groundwork for 2021. To quote Ulkay Atmaca, head of the Professional Hotel Managers Association of Turkey, “We are …

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  • Turkey welcomes 5.4 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of 2020

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    The Culture and Tourism Ministry in Turkey said that the country has welcomed 5.4 million international visitors in the first seven months of 2020. The tourism figures decreased 78% year-on-year in the January-July period from 24.7 million due to measures …

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  • Turkey plans to reopen health tourism sector to boost economy

    Published on : Monday, May 18, 2020

    Turkey is going to accept foreign patients from 31 countries as part of efforts to reopen its health and tourism economy and loosen coronavirus restrictions.

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  • Turkey plans to revive tourism industry after COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Monday, May 11, 2020

    Turkish Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy announced that Turkey is planning to revive its tourism industry by establishing hygiene measures and requirements in preparation to welcome tourists

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  • Turkey plans to revive and restart tourism activities by June

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Turkey government aims to relax the COVID-19 restrictions and return to normal life towards the end of Eid al-Fitr. The announcement provided the diminishing tourism sector with the much-needed hope.   …

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  • Domestic tourism expenditure in Turkey surged by 21.5% in 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Turkey’s statistical authority recently released a report that showcased that domestic tourism expenditures surged 21.5% on a year-on-year basis last year. According to reports, turkey residents spent approximately 48.9 billion Turkish liras ($8.6 billion) on domestic trips in 2019 including …

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  • Turkey relies on domestic tourists to revive tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The vital tourism industry of Turkey has been deeply affected by the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic, but it continues to rely on domestic visitors, whom it sees as a lifesaver, according to sector representatives.     The start of …

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  • Tourism season in Turkey postponed to post May

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The tourism season in Turkey is expected to postpone until after-May period due on ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s culture and tourism minister said on April 2.   Mehmet Nuri Ersoy noted that hopefully, they will see that tourism activities …

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  • Russian & German tour operators compete to attract maximum tourists to Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    TUI, the German tour operator which lost its lead in tourism in regards to bringing maximum tourists to Turkey – has managed in 2019 to get the first place. The race in 2020 will be between German and Russian tour …

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  • Turkey shuts border with Iran over fears regarding corona virus

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Turkish tourist arrivals went up in January but there are chances of a slowdown in the coming months, said a hotel association on Monday. The shutting down of Turkey’s border with Iran fueled fears regarding the impact of the corona …

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  • Turkey’s first indigenous electric train set to be tested in May

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    The first indigenous electric train in Turkey is set to be tested and launched on May 29 this year, nation’s industry and technology minister said.  Visiting a Turkish Wagon Industry (TUVASAS) plant in the northwestern province of Sakarya, Mustafa Varank …

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