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Turkey’s struggling tourism sector wants to give a boost to the number of Turks traveling within the country and thus increase the share of local tourists in total numbers.
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey will increase the duration of visa-free stay for Russian citizens, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said April 23.
Hacer Boyacıoğlu - DENİZLİ
The Turkish government can convince Booking.com to expand into the country through constructive meetings, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said in the wake of a court decision to ban the online travel portal’s operations to Turkish users within the country.
Turkey’s tourism sector has kept losing its share in Germany, with German tourists opting to visit other countries such as Spain and Greece rather than Turkey, amid security concerns and recent tensions in bilateral ties, said a leading sector association on April 21.
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
A new ferry service between a Turkish Aegean port town and the nearby Greek island of Lesbos will benefit tourists as well as businesses in both countries, a local official said on April 9.
The Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport in the southern province of Antalya has welcomed its first flight arrival from Russia, amid the start of the summer season, the company said in a statement on April 21.
The Hoteliers Association of Turkey (TÜROB) has applied to a court with a demand to lift an interim measure on online hotel reservation website Booking.com, noting that the measure had only served to harm the country’s struggling accommodation sector.
MUĞLA - Doğan News Agency
The Turkish government is set to offer $30 in support for each cruise passenger to enliven the sector, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said.
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Top representatives from the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) have said they will not have any problem with Booking.com if the online portal opens a branch in Turkey and fairly competes with its Turkish competitors.
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
Turkey’s first touristic submarine, Nemo Primero, made its maiden dive into the depths of the Mediterranean just off the coast of Antalya on April 11 in a bid to provide further boost to tourism.
Russian tourism representatives have called for the launch of cruises between Sochi and Istanbul in a bid to further revive tourist ties in the Black Sea, a leading Turkish sector association has said.
Turkey has become the largest tourism destination for Ukrainian tourists as almost 75 percent of 1.5 million Ukrainian tourists that travel overseas visit Turkey, according to a leading Turkish tourism association.
Hoteliers from Turkey’s touristic Aegean region have voiced their anger against a recent court decision against Booking.com, blasting a leading sector association that filed a case against the online reservation portal over competition concerns.