• Turkish Hoteliers Federation reports the rise of international holiday bookings

    Published on : Friday, June 19, 2020

    The Turkish Hoteliers Federation has said that new bookings from abroad are slowly coming in, and that they are targeting a 70 percent hotel occupancy rate this summer, as Turkey hopes to boost its vital tourism sector that has been …

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  • Turkey reopened its doors to overseas bookings in the midst of slow normalization

    Published on : Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    In accordance with the ongoing easing in terms of COVID-19 restrictions imposed to stop the spread of pandemic, Turkey has started receiving fresh new holiday bookings, with tourism industry representatives all set to meet a 70% occupancy rate for July …

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  • Turkey is hopeful to revitalize its tourism sector in the coming weeks

    Published on : Thursday, May 21, 2020

    Turkey is hopeful to revitalize its tourism sector in the coming weeks by executing a strict plan. However, the number of visitor as well as revenues will decline in the new normal and have a major effect on the economy …

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  • Turkey has started carrying out telephone diplomacy with 70 countries

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    With 70 countries, Turkey has started carrying out telephone diplomacy to inform them about the health infrastructure of the country over the pandemic, the culture and tourism minister mentioned this Sunday. Turkey in a certification system detailed that for tourism, …

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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 braces for a tourism comeback

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Turkey is establishing hygiene measures and requirements to prepare for the return of tourists, said Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. Step by step, people would be gradually allowed to travel within the country starting from the end of …

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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 certifies coronavirus free resorts

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

      The culture and tourism minister  announced the launch of an initiative to certificate coronavirus  free tourism resorts across the country by the Turkish government.   Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said that they have started the certification process to determine the …

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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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  • Turkey records its first case of corona virus

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    The spread of the COVID-19 virus is already taking its toll on Turkey’s tourism sector. Turkey’s hotels are witnessing a large number of cancelations for the coming season, said an advisory board organized by Turkey’s tourism business associations at a meeting …

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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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  • Turkish Airlines adds new international flight routes to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines adds new international flight routes to boost tourism in the country. According to the official statement, the airline company will increase the weekly frequency of direct flights from international destinations to the country’s most …

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  • Diversification proves boom for record breaking Turkish tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Turkey’s annual tourism revenue went up to an all time high in 2019, making the transcontinental nation one of the most popular destinations in the world, a boom to which diversification is key, industry professionals said.   Turkey attracted a …

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  • U.K. tourists can enter Turkey without visa from next month

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

      Turkey will abolish its existing visa rules for UK tourists from next month, at present the British travellers need to apply for a permit to travel which costs US$35 (£27).     It was announced by the Ministry of …

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  • Early-bird bookings over the last three months brings Turkey back on track

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    A rising wave of early-bird bookings over the last three months has brought Turkey back on track for a new high of $40 billion in tourism revenue this year.   Tourism revenue is expected to rise 15% this year, said …

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