The industry was pleased with the arrival of 1 million 551 thousand 633 tourists in Antalya, which is among the important tourism destinations of the world, in the six months of the year.
The city, which is described as the “capital of tourism” in terms of the number of tourists it hosts, hosts tourists from different countries of the world with its sea, sand, sun as well as historical and natural beauties, cultural structures, ancient cities and luxury accommodation facilities. Antalya, which hosts millions of tourists every year, offers a healthy and safe holiday opportunity within the scope of the “Safe Tourism Certification Program”, which was initiated during the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic under the coordination of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
In the facilities where strict measures are taken within the scope of epidemic measures, guests from different countries enjoy a healthy and safe holiday. According to the data of the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, 1 million 551 thousand 633 tourists visited Antalya in the January-June period, despite the epidemic and the restrictions of some flight countries. Russia was the country with the highest number of tourists with 439 thousand 209 tourists. Russia was followed by Ukraine with 429 thousand 366 guests, Germany with 145 thousand 444 people and Poland with 90 thousand 739 tourists.
“GOOD NUMBERS TO START THE SEASON”
Ferit Turgut, Chairman of the Mediterranean Region Representation Board of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Antalya hosts tourists from all nationalities. Stating that tourists are offered a safe holiday opportunity, Turgut said, “It is important that 1.5 million tourists have come to the city so far. This is an incomparably better figure than last year. We think these numbers will be much better.” said.
Referring to the fact that most tourists come to the city from Russia, Turgut said that according to reservations, the number of tourists coming in July and August is predicted to be better. Emphasizing that 250 planes arrived in the city on July 6, Turgut said, “650 planes arrived in the city from the international area on the weekend, that is, on July 3-4. Of the planes that arrived yesterday, 80 were from Russia, 40 were from Ukraine and 50 were from Germany. from.” used the phrase.
“I BELIEVE WE WILL HAVE A VERY GOOD NEXT THREE MONTHS”
City Council Tourism Working Group President Recep Yavuz noted that Antalya is trying to return to its old days with the start of the Russian holiday in Turkey. Reminding that a total of 60 thousand tourists came to Antalya on June 26, 18 thousand of whom were from Russia, Yavuz said, “I believe that we will spend the next three months very well. We expect the numbers to continue to increase.” said.
Source: bigpara- GÜNDEM by bigpara.hurriyet.com.tr.
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