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Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı on May 22 stressed the importance of tour packages for American tourists who want to visit Turkey’s Mediterranean regions.
KYIV - Anadolu Agency
Ukraine and Turkey are set to sign an agreement allowing their citizens to travel to each other’s countries without passports, Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman has said ahead of a two-day visit to Turkey’s capital Ankara starting on March 14.
FRANKFURT - Reuters
Summer bookings to Turkey by German holidaymakers are down by more than half after a spate of bombings, with tourists instead heading to Greece and Egypt, according to German market researcher GfK.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry is set to propose a significant cut in value-added tax (VAT) on art products, Minister Nabi Avcı has said, noting that his ministry could also receive a greater infusion of funds.
Ali Kayalar – ISTANBUL
A recent downward trend in Turkish tourism has resulted in noteworthy job losses in the industry, with Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) figures showing that accommodation and tour-operating businesses have seen the most damage
BERLIN - Reuters
Turkey expressed hopes for a revival of its tourism industry after security concerns caused a 30 percent drop in foreign visitors and revenues last year.
NICOSIA - Agence France-Presse
Greek Cyprus saw its best ever receipts from tourism in 2016, data showed on March 1, in a record year for the Mediterranean holiday island considered a regional safe haven.
Representatives from Turkey’s struggling tourism sector have called for German travelers to visit Turkey at a key annual sector event in Berlin, delivering a message saying: “We have no business with politics. We welcome you all!”
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.
ÇANAKKALE - Anadolu Agency
The mayor of Gelibolu in northwestern Turkey on March 9 announced plans to invite Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman to the town.
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.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul plummeted 16 percent between January and February this year, official data from the Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate showed on March 7.
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.