Antalya is waiting for at least 5 million Russian tourists
The tourist authorities of Antalya note the daily records of the arrivals of tourists, and the Russian tourist market shows the most significant results. Thus, according to Hürriyet Daily News, from January to July 18, Antalya hosted totally 6.9 million foreign tourists. This is an increase of 16%.
Such figures mean that up to 86 thousand tourists every day arrive at Antalya airport. On July 14, the record 96 thousand tourists arrived here. “We are waking up with a new day with a new record. If this trend continues, we will easily achieve our goal of hosting 16 million tourists this year,” said Yulkay Atmaka, the head of the Association of Professional Hotel Managers (POYD).
The Russian tourist flow, according to him, shows “the most satisfactory” results. Last year, Antalya hosted 4.8 million of Russian tourists. An increase of 5-10% is the forecast for this year.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.