Turkey once again a top tourist destination for Germans
BERLIN - Anadolu Agency
“Sales figures for Turkey bookings are double compared to the same period last year,” Norbert Fiebig, the group’s head, said at a press conference at the ITB Berlin Tourism Fair.
The number of German tourists dropped from 5.5 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016, according to official figures. In 2017 around 3.5 million German tourists traveled to Turkey.
Ankara and Berlin recently took steps to normalize their relations, and during a visit to Berlin on Feb. 15 Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said they were expecting a “new era” in ties.
EU heavyweight Germany remains Turkey’s main economic and trade partner, despite political disagreements between governments on a number of issues. In 2017, the bilateral trade volume reached 37.6 billion euros.