The number of tourists who visited Antalya this year exceeded last year's figure by 60%
“The number of tourists who visited Antalya resort since the beginning of 2017 increased by 60% against the last year”, - said the Governor of the province Munir Karaloglu. Representatives of the tourism business of Turkey, in particular, are noting the restoration of demand from the Russian travelers. "Russia is the most important country for Turkey and we do a lot to attract tourists. We have large scaled marketing programs, we have a good product. For example, there are at least 500 five-stars hotels in Antalya, dozens of Russian cities are connected with the province by direct flights. The crisis is in the past”, - added Bunyat Ozpak, Managing Partner of Inventum Global company. According to the tourism council of Antalya province, the number of Russian tourists who visited the resort in April increased by 7.5 times in comparison with the last year's indicator. Thanks to the flight programs of Russian tour operators 152.5 thousand Russians visited Antalya. According to the forecasts of Russian tour operators, this year Turkey will become the locomotive of growth on out coming tourism market, hosting up to 40% of all Russians who will go to abroad holidays.
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.