According to a European Travel Commission’s latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2018”, 32 out of 34 reporting destinations showed growth for the summer season. In all, 1 in 4 destinations enjoyed double-digit increases in arrivals.
European destinations reported healthy growth this summer despite rising political risks and less relaxed financial conditions posing a threat to the global economic outlook.
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.
TUI’s most recent booking trends report shows good demand for Greece (+16%) as well as Spain (+16%) and Bulgaria (+25%), a continuing strong recovery for Egypt (+58%) and Tunisia (+125%), and the company expects double-digit growth for Thailand and the Maldives
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.
In Moscow last weekend the World Tourism Forum at the Ritz-Carlton brought together professionals of the tourism industry of Turkey, Russia and other countries, along with investors and government representatives. The big topic of discussion was Russian-Turkish tourism for the coming season, along with expectations of professionals in the industry.
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.
Since 2013, the dotcomhotel conferences have visited European capitals to offer industry networking and expert talks/workshops to industry decision makers. This year, for the first time, the conference organizers have created an event for Antalya, Turkey. Scheduled for May 9th-10th 2016 at the award winning Akra Barut Hotel, this Turkish meetup promises to be a bit unique […]
According to TUI Russia, Bulgaria may soon be the chosen destinations of Russian tourists intent on vacations this coming Summer. Travel Russian News reported o Friday, Bulgaria having garnered some 60% of early bookings by tourists so far.
According to the most recent figures from a global study bv Visa, Russians spend on average $2,730 dollars on foreign travel, roughly 20% more than the worldwide average.
At the World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s exhibit at stand EM1000-1050 reveals the ever increasing diversity of tourism experiences in Turkey.
Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has recently launched a brand-new tourism branding and advertising campaign under the banner ‘Home Of’. With the unchanging main byline ‘Home of….’, the second part of the byline uses variable text to convey Turkey as the starting point for many distinguished sites, historical events and unique features, including ‘Home Of History’ and ‘Home Of Adventure’ among many others.
For vacationers interested in visiting Cyprus or Turkey this season, Green Island Holidays is offering deals at including multiple destinations like; Alacati, Bodrum and Istanbul in Turkey and Kyrenia and Famagusta in North Cyprus.