Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018
This statistics is recorded by the largest German tour operators, such as DER Touristik, TUI, Bentour and Öger Tours, who announced that they would expand their already bigger capacity in Greece’s neighboring country.
German Tour Operator FTI had planned a great expansion of capacity beforehand by launching an additional charter flight to Bodrum.
The Turkish tourism department’s goal is to attract 1 million visitors to Turkey in 2018. In 2017 Turkey attracted only 3.5 million German tourists, that is over 2 million fewer than the record year of 2015.
The comeback of Turkish tourism is particularly strong in the demand for Turkey by families, with one in four passengers arriving at Antalya airport under the age of 12, according to data from bookings through Öger Tours. A key factor for Turkey’s recovery is the restoration of German travel agents’ confidence in the destination.