Turkish tradesmen eye wedding stimulus in summer
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Reuters PhotoSome 600,000 couples are expected to get married this wedding season and spend around 15 billion Turkish Liras, said Bendevi Palandöken, head of the Confederation of Turkish Craftsmen and Tradesmen (TESK), in a statement today.
A majority of weddings are held in the summer months, as the agricultural yields are harvested and Turkish people living abroad are able to visit the country on holidays, added the statement.
Many Turkish companies have pinned their hopes on the approaching “wedding season,” betting that the spending of couples and their families will stimulate business.
“The rise in the number of weddings enables many tradespeople from over 20 sectors to increase their business volume, from home appliance sellers to jewelries, from hairdressers to textile sellers, from construction firms to real estate agents,” Palandöken said.
Some 599,704 couples got married in 2014 and over 600,000 couples are expected to get married this year.
The most weddings were held in the southeastern province of Kilis last year, followed by the eastern provinces of Adıyaman and Van, he said.
“We expect the weddings to inject around 15 billion liras into the economy in 2015,” Palandöken noted.
He added Turkish tradesmen would hold promotional campaigns and special discounts for the prospective married couples.