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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
German tour operators are voicing strong demand for Turkey this summer, despite political disagreements between Berlin and Ankara.
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Top representatives from the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) have said they will not have any problem with Booking.com if the online portal opens a branch in Turkey and fairly competes with its Turkish competitors.
European travel and tourism giant TUI has reiterated its target of reaching at least 10 percent growth this year after seeing solid demand for winter and summer bookings, despite lower demand for Turkey and North Africa.
Russian tourism representatives have called for the launch of cruises between Sochi and Istanbul in a bid to further revive tourist ties in the Black Sea, a leading Turkish sector association has said.
Foreign holidays remain a top priority for Europeans despite economic and security worries, tour operator Thomas Cook said on March 28, reporting a 40 percent jump in bookings to Greece and signs of a recovery in travel to Turkey and Egypt
Hoteliers from Turkey’s touristic Aegean region have voiced their anger against a recent court decision against Booking.com, blasting a leading sector association that filed a case against the online reservation portal over competition concerns.
Istanbul’s embattled tourism may lose in 2017 and the city needs urgent measures to be taken, as hotel room prices keep decreasing, a leading sector association has said.
Turkey’s government has extended $6,000 fuel subsidies to two more airports as part of an undertaking to boost the country’s tourism sector.
ÇANAKKALE – Anadolu Agency
The groundbreaking ceremony for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge was taken place on March 18, the 102nd anniversary of the Çanakkale War
Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı told state-run Anadolu Agency on March 31 that he expected better visitor numbers in 2017 after a “difficult year.”
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization has said he is confident that the Turkish tourism sector will recover in the coming period.
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared around 96 percent in February compared to the same month of 2016, although arrivals from Europe continued to decline, official data has shown.
MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey has seen a boost in the number of Israeli tourists following the normalization of ties last summer, according to the owner of a tour company in the Aegean province of Muğla, which is home to popular holiday resorts Bodrum and Marmaris.