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Oct
02
2018

Tourism in Turkey is on the rise

Antalya in Turkey from the sky

2018 has been a brilliant year for Turkey in terms of tourism. Following the introduction of new investments and incentives in the sector, the projected number of tourists for the year are higher than ever before.

In August alone, the country saw a rise in tourists, with 16% more visitors travelling to Turkey than in 2017. Not only is this good as more people are experiencing the culture and history of this incredible holiday destination, but they are also spending more money on excursions and authentic, delicious cuisine. With the Turkish lira exchange rates fantastic for anybody looking to book a cheap Turkish holiday for singles, there has never been a better time to plan a holiday. Plus, increased security rates mean that you can relax and unwind with peace of mind.

“This year will be a record year for tourism in terms of both the number of tourists and the amount of revenue. We are going through a year in which all the troubles experienced in 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been overcome. I estimate that an increase in the number of tourists in 2019 will be above 15-20 percent,” said Ali Kızıldağ, a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Hotel Management Association (POYD).

In August, travel agency, Thomas Cook, reported that they were experiencing a 63% increase in bookings to Turkey, with more people landing in Antalya airport than any other destination. The resort city of Antalya has, in fact, seen its own successes this year, with 11 million tourists flying into the city over a nine-month period. These figures are fantastic, as they break the current record for most passengers which was made in 2014. Results for the rest of the year are amazing too, with it expected that 14 million people will have landed in the beautiful port city by the end of the year.