German travel demand for Turkey ‘increases’

German travel demand for Turkey ‘increases’

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German travel demand for Turkey ‘increases’


German tour operators have again shown an increasing demand for holidays in Turkey, said the head of a leading tourism association in Germany on Dec. 25.

Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Berlin-based German Travel Association (DRV), told Anadolu Agency that last-minute reservations for holidays to Turkey had increased, according to information he had received from German tour operators. 

Fiebig confirmed the information that Turkey had seen an increase in the number of last-minute bookings, particularly during the summer and fall of 2017.

He mentioned the great price-performance ratio and the availability of capacity as the two major elements that had contributed to the increase in demand.

“Turkey also offers an amazing range of variety suitable for all tastes,” he added.

Fiebig also said that apart from its beautiful sunny beaches dotted with so many hotel resorts, Turkey has many great cultural sites to visit, while also offering cycling and hiking tours, another reason that has encouraged German families to choose Turkey in addition to the perfect price-performance ratio.

Turkey’s all-inclusive package holidays in the country’s coastal regions have been another important factor in German tourists’ desire to visit, he added.

A total of 30.37 million foreign nationals came to Turkey in the first 11 months of 2017, according to data from the Migration Management Directorate General examined by Anadolu Agency.