According to a recent EUobserver report, Germany issued a warning to all nationals visiting Turkey to beware of posting social media messages that criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tensions are on the rise since the controversial Khashoggi affair has caused increased friction in the region. The German Foreign Ministry has warned citizens traveling to Turkey to lay […]
In news from the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, balloon adventurists arriving in Turkey will have nine new destinations for hot-air balloon flights across the country. Tour agencies have reported an ever increasing interest in the trips.
A recent travel agreement between Russia and Egypt has refocused attention on the Turkey tourism. Turkey expects five million plus Russians this season.
TÜRSAB, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, is optimistic about the future of the tourism sector in Turkey.
Some 1.5 million Ukrainians traveled abroad in 2016, and an impressive 75% chose Turkey as their destination of choice, according to the Hotels Association of Turkey (Türkiye Otelciler Birliği – TÜROB). Turkey is now the most preferred foreign destination in Ukraine and TÜROB is expecting the trend to continue in 2017. The association prepared a […]
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviation has warned the country’s airlines of a possible ban on charter flights to Turkey, citing a “complicated political situation.” The agency warned it may again halt charter flights to Turkey, as tensions between the two countries intensified over events in Syria.
According to news from the Association of Travel Agencies (TURSAB), Turkey expects to greet more than 38 million tourists this year. The Chairman of the association, Basaran Ulusoy, also assured reporters of Turkey’s readiness for the summer season to begin.
In light of recent terrorist attacks, Turkey remains a high-risk travel destination.
Russia is among the countries that have shown the greatest interest in EMITT 2017 according to Hacer Aydin of ITE Turkey Tourism.
News of terrorist attacks, geopolitical unrest and the ongoing crisis over refugees have hit the Turkey tourism industry hard. According to recent reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Brits traveling to Turkey nd other crisis hit vacation destinations have plummeted. Figures from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), coincide in forecasting a horrendous summer season for Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and other formerly popular destinations.
The European Commission is going to allow visa-free travel for Turkish citizens inside Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone, according to reports. As part of the deal offered Turkey for taking back migrants who crossed into Greece, Turkey is to get a free visa-ride if the country meets EU criteria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed last week the situation with regard to Russian tourists once again visiting Egyptian and Turkish resorts. Mr. Putin spoke in an annual Q&A session before the Russian people, saying no good solution has been found for ensuring security of Russian tourists in Egypt.