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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A number of district mayors from opposition parties in the Mediterranean Turkish province of Antalya have said they were not allowed to go abroad to attend a key recent tourism event in Moscow due to the ongoing state of emergency.
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.
SANTO DOMINGO - Anadolu Agency
Turkey and the Dominican Republic have agreed to boost cooperation on tourism, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said during a visit to the Caribbean state on Feb. 2.
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
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turkish citizens living abroad to take their vacations in Turkey, in an attempt to revive the country’s struggling tourism sector.
Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has requested Israel to downgrade the security warning it issued for Turkey, noting that the country was ready to provide security reports
Turkey’s tourism revenue dropped to $22.1 billion in 2016, a 29.7 percent decrease compared to 2015, as the number of foreign arrivals to the country witnessed a dramatic plunge, official data showed Jan. 31
Greece’s Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos has told deputies from the country’s Eastern Aegean Region that the European Commission will not approve of visa validation at island ports, Greek media reported on Feb. 8
Nearly half of the hotel rooms in Turkey are empty with an 11 percent fall in 2017, a recent report by STR Global, a data company, has stated.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
British travel group Thomas Cook said on Feb. 9 that demand for holidays in Egypt is picking up again, after unrest in the North African nation had pushed holidaymakers into choosing rival sun spots.
Traveling to Turkey is the best way to respond to terror threats, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said in the opening ceremony of the 21st East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel exhibition on Jan. 26.
Aysel Alp - ANKARA
Many leading tourism investments and five-star hotels, located on 2.3 million square meters of land, have been transferred from Turkey’s state treasury to the newly introduced Turkish Wealth Fund as well as a number of leading public companies and lenders.
The Turkish international tourism business has suffered badly due to regional political developments.