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A leading tourism representative has said the sector players want to turn Istanbul’s Yenikapı into a new cruise port amid renovation works in the city’s main cruise port.
The new school year in Turkey has been postponed by two weeks upon requests from the tourism sector in an attempt to recoup losses suffered over the summer
Elif Demirci - İZMİR
One of the largest Greek tourism companies has offered travel agencies in İzmir to organize marriage tours to the Atatürk House in Thessaloniki in a bid to boost tourism
NICOSIA - Agence France-Presse
The number of tourists arriving in Greek Cyprus spiked 8.5 percent in July to a record high for that month, led by a surge in British visitors attracted by the cheaper euro, official figures showed
BERLIN/LONDON - Reuters
Strong summer holiday demand offset the impact of the Tunisian beach massacre for TUI which said annual profit would come in at the upper end of its forecast range.
Mehmet Çınar - ANTALYA
More than 500,000 fewer Russians visited Turkey in the first seven months of 2015 in comparison to the same period the year previously, tourism representatives have said, noting the greatest drop-off was seen in the southern hotspot of Antalya.
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Cruise tourist traffic to Turkey increased by 20 percent in the first half of the year from the same period in 2014, according to data compiled from the database of the Touristic Hoteliers’ Association of the Mediterranean (AKTOB).
LONDON - Reuters
TUI, the world’s largest leisure tourism group, is considering a spin-off of its non-core assets, which have turnover of about three billion euros ($3.33 billion), London’s The Times newspaper reported on Aug. 17
Domestic trips by Turkish citizens lasting one or more night increased by 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, with denizens making nearly 14 million trips and spending almost 3.7 billion Turkish Liras
Burak Coşan - DALAMAN
The number of British tourists visiting Turkey has been decreasing amid security and political concerns, according to sector representatives, compounding the issue of the country losing around 30 percent of its Russian tourists, mainly due to economic problems in Russia
ISTANBUL - Reuters
Turkey’s tourism income decreased by 13.8 percent in the second quarter of the year, down $7.73 billion compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK)
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
As the number of tourists visiting Turkey this summer has seen a sharp drop, CHP deputy Çetin Osman Budak has filed a written question to PM Davutoğlu about whether the decrease is due to political and security concerns
ANKARA - Reuters
The number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell in the first half of the year while the outlook for the rest of 2015 looked gloomy as heightened security risks weigh on tourists’ appetite for visiting the country
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