Tour operators forecast flow in Turkey for the New Year 2024
According to the leading tour operators in Turkey, the loading for the New Year's flights to Antalya is still about 20%, that is, 80% of tours for this period can still be purchased.
Turkey is one of the popular New Year destinations in the sales of Russian tour operators. In terms of current demand, the country is in the TOP 5, occupying from 6% to 17% of New Year's sales from different companies, after the UAE, Egypt, Thailand and, in some cases, Russia.
For the New Year, regular and charter flights with blocks of tour operators’ seats will fly from Moscow and cities with a population of over a million to Antalya. Regular flights and Tailwind charters will fly to Istanbul.
Depending on the company, about 85-90% of all New Year's tours to Turkey are booked in resort hotels in Antalya province, another 10-15% are for tours to Istanbul (including city tours, sightseeing tours in Istanbul, Cappadocia, thermal resorts (Yalova, Bursa, Afyon).
About 70% of all tour bookings for the New Year 2024 to Turkey are made by couples without children, about 30% of tourists choose a holiday with children. Such tourists mainly go to Antalya (in Istanbul the proportion of children on New Year's Eve is very small).
As per statistics from Tez Tour and Fun&Sun, about 60-65% of tourists who buy tours to Turkey for the New Year book trips before the New Year, 35-40% - after the New Year.
The most popular travel dates for the New Year in Antalya are from December 27, 2023 to January 3, 2024. At the same time, tourists who go to Turkey before December 27 prefer to take tours for 10 nights to capture the holiday.
In Istanbul, the most popular duration of a New Year's tour, according to tour operator Anex (it has its own charter program to Istanbul on Tailwind) is 5 nights.