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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Hotels in Istanbul experienced the biggest decline in both revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR), a measure of the average rate paid for rooms sold, among all European destinations in January, as the city’s hotel occupancy rates continued to decline, fresh data showed.
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared 81.5 percent in January compared to the same month of 2016, although foreign arrivals to the country continued to decline, official data has showed.
Turkey is as safe as the U.S. and European countries, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Feb. 16, suggesting that “no country in the world is safe from terror.”
A new campaign urging Turks living abroad to spend vacations and hold weddings in Turkey will kick off in Germany next month, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry said Feb. 25, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey has extended the scope of a $6,000 financial backing program for travel agencies carrying tourists to the country in a bid to enliven the sector, Reuters has reported.
Turkey’s tourist industry is set for a rebound in 2017 following difficult times in 2016, according to the general manager of SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.
Around 7.5 to 8 million foreign tourists are expected to visit the Mediterranean province of Antalya over this year, following a daunting year for Turkey, a leading tourism player has said.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey expects to welcome over 226 million air passengers annually by 2019, up 30 percent from last year, according to official revised figures released on Feb. 20.
BERLIN - Reuters
European travel and tourism company TUI said it aims to start offering holidays to customers from countries such as China, India, Spain and Italy as it seeks new ways to keep its hotels full.
Turkey’s Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan has announced that a new train line between Istanbul and Bulgaria’s capital Sofia will start its journeys on Feb. 20, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
More than 2.6 million Turks have made early bookings for their 2017 holidays in the country in just three months, a leading tourism representative said, adding that the figure was expected to surpass 5 million in the upcoming months.
ISTANBUL- Anadolu Agency
Turkey and the Philippines have signed an agreement to increase cooperation in culture and tourism.
Turkish Cyprus aims to increase its share of the world tourism pie by promoting its natural beauty, sun, sea and sand, according to the country’s Tourism Minister Fikri Ataoğlu. ‘It is an extremely secure island. In fact, studies show that Northern Cyprus is even more secure than Southern Cyprus,’ says Ataoğlu