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“Inferno,” Ron Howard’s new movie starring Tom Hanks and based on Dan Brown’s 2013 bestseller, could be an opportunity to revive Turkey’s struggling tourism sector and to lure more foreign tourists
LA GOULETTE-Agence France-Presse
A celebratory band played Oct. 6 as a cruise liner docked in the port of Tunis for the first time since a March 2015 jihadist attack killed 21 tourists in the capital.
Turkey’s hoteliers experienced their “emptiest” summer season, as the sector saw the steepest decline in hotel occupancy rates in August
France’s tourism sector on Oct. 4 urged French authorities to set up a special police force in Paris to fight crime targeting tourists as safety fears curb the number of visitors to the French capital.
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
Catamarans owned by the ferry company of Turkey’s İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will start regular trips between the Alsancak Port and the Greek island of Lesbos in a bid to boost tourism in the Aegean Sea
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
The number of tourists visiting the Mediterranean resort of Antalya by air saw a 47 percent decrease in the first nine months of 2016 compared to last year, plummeting to 4.7 million, as Turkey’s tourist industry continues to struggle with a number of headwinds.
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The board of Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar has prepared a global promotional campaign in a bid to increase brand awareness across the world and lure more tourists to the 555-year-old commercial and tourist venue
LONDON - Reuters
Exhibition organizer ITE Group Plc said on Oct. 3 that the attempted coup in Turkey in July had “significantly affected” international travel to the country, hurting the company’s bookings on Turkish events
With more than 700,000 local tourists flocking to Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean resorts, hotel occupancy rates hit almost 100 percent during the nine-day Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday, according to sector representatives
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey fell 37.96 percent year-on-year to 3.1 million in August from 5.1 million a year earlier, with dramatic declines in arrivals from Western countries, Asian nations and Russia, temporary data from the Tourism Ministry showed on Sept. 29.
With many Russians holidaying elsewhere due to the now-resolved row between Moscow and Ankara, Turkey stands to lose between $8 billion and $10 billion in tourism revenue by the end of the year, according to Çetin Gürcün, the secretary-general of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB)
British travel company Thomas Cook stuck to its annual profit guidance on Sept. 27, after strong demand for summer holidays to destinations other than Turkey helped offset pressure on the group.
Deniz Bank CEO Hakan Ateş has raised eyebrows by suggesting that the international departure fee for Turks leaving the country should be increased from $5 to around $100 in order to boost local tourism