Tour packages to Bahrain for the second half of January are cheaper than air tickets. So, you may rest a week at the resort of this island state of the Persian Gulf for 30 thousand Rubles (390 Euros) for two persons (departure from Moscow on January 18, a 3* hotel, BB). At the same time, air tickets for similar dates can be found from 39 thousand Rubles (507 Euros) for two persons.
Russia remains a leader of incoming tourism in Turkey. Autumn shows amazing results. Over the first 10 months, more than 5.7 million of Russian tourists visited Turkey, which is 16% of the total foreign tourist flow to Turkey.
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Turkey announced data on foreign arrivals for 10 months of 2018. During the reporting period, 35.56 million foreign tourists arrived in the country (+ 22.43% compared with the same period in 2017).
According to the official results of 11 months of 2018, Russia remains the market number one for inbound tourism in Turkey, and Turkey itself is the main outgoing market for Russian abroad tourism. But, the most interesting thing is the colossal increase in tourist traffic from Russia in November.
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Turkey has published statistics on inbound tourism for January - November 2018. According to the Ministry, over the past 11 months 37.54 million foreigners visited the country (+ 22.25% compared to the same period in 2017).
Every third tourist at the main Turkish resort of Antalya this year is from Russia. The results of the season in Antalya are called historical, but in tourism a record tourist flow did not lead to an increase in income.
Antalya Municipality has summed up the results of inbound tourism for 11 months of 2018. According to Antalya airport data, over the reporting period more than 12.5 million foreign arrivals were recorded (+ 30% growth compared to the same period in 2017). Russia heads the ranking of the countries from which the largest number of holidaymakers came.
Irina Ryabovol, a representative of the international tourist meta-search resource momondo.ru, said that this year the demand for summer trips to Turkey increased by 26.7% compared with 2017. At the same time, last year the growth of requests in this area amounted 89.3%. In general, a more stable dynamic of interest for Turkey is not a one-time phenomenon, but a tendency of 2018.
Turkish hoteliers, following the results of 2019, plan to increase the volume of Russian tourist traffic, which this year reached about 5 million people (+15%). According to experts, to achieve such ambitious results, hoteliers will not significantly increase prices, but, on the contrary, will show maximum flexibility.
The increase in prices for trips to Turkey was caused by the demand not only on the Russian market, but also on the European one. In the summer 2019, the cost of a tour to the resort can grow by 30–50%, comparing with the prices for 2018.
Almost 90% of foreign tourists arrived this season in Antalya were sent by tour operators, sales of package tours increased by a third. Turkish analysts have calculated which tour operators sent the most number of foreign tourists to the Turkish resort.
According to Turizmdatabank, for 10 months of 2018 (that is, for all high season), 11.5 million foreign tourists visited Antalya, which is 32.2% more than in the same period of 2017.
At the moment, sales of Turkey are already opened by a number of major players. However, experts note that this year the early booking of tours to this country is not as active as in the past.