Antalya expects 2.6 million Russian tourists at the end of 2017
In Antalya, according to the results of the year, the growth of the inсcoming tourist traffic is expected by more than a quarter, from Russia 2.6 million people are waiting in the region”, - reported Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the Antalya tourism council. According to the Head of the council, Recep Yavuz, the forecasts for 2017 are favorable mainly due to the returning of the Russian market, which by the end of the year should become the main market of Antalya. The region expects 2.6 million tourists from Russia, which is 5.3 times higher than in 2016 (486 thousand people). In general, at least 3.4 million tourists from CIS countries, including Russia, are expected to visit Antalya. At the same time, according to the forecast, the number of tourists from Europe will decrease by 28%. In May, Antalya was visited by more than a million foreign tourists, while almost 505.000 of them were Russians.