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Another Turkish ski resort awaits Russian tourists
Another Turkish ski resort announced its hope almost exclusively on Russian tourists. We are talking about the resort of Erzurum Palandoken. The resort authorities announced a charter program from Russia, which started on December 29 and will last until March 15.
During all this time, the resort expects to receive 15-20 thousand Russian tourists. As part of the program, direct flights to Erzurum are planned three times a week. As a result, Turkey expects that from December 29 to March 15, 15-20 thousand Russian tourists will arrive in Palandoken as part of this program.
Palandoken will also "accept tourists from countries other than Russia," experts say. They note good bookings from local tourists from Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. But Russian tourists play a serious role.
During the program, that is, from December 29 to March 15, the number of bookings began to grow sharply due to the Russians, the local experts assure.
Earlier, another Turkish resort, Uludag, also announced its hope on Russian tourists. “This year, tourists from Russia are denied from visas to many European countries. So, they began to give preference to Turkey, since we have good relations and geographical proximity to Russia,” commented Murat Saracoglu, a senior representative of Turkish Travel Agents Association (TÜRSAB).