Turkey rely on the restoration of the tourist traffic in 2018
Turkey partly restored the increase of the foreign tourist flow due to Russian tourists. About this on Sunday, October 22 said the Chairman of the board of directors of the international tourist holding OTI Ayhan Bektash.
"2016 year was difficult not only for the whole world, but also for OTI-holding. Despite the fact that the results of 2014 have not yet been achieved, this year we see the growth of the industry. According to the results of 2017, Turkey plans to host about 30 million tourists from all markets, although in past years the tourist flow was from 38 to 40 million tourists a year", - he said.
According to Mr. Ayhan Bektash, besides Russia the Persian Gulf countries, as well as Poland and Ukraine contributed to the restoration of the tourist flow. However, there were losses on the German and Scandinavian markets.
As the experts note, plans for Turkey to reach the pre-crisis level, in particular on the Russian tourist market, are quite feasible. However, a lot of things will depend on the price policy of the hoteliers. Recall, to attract Russian tourists last summer they reduced the cost of accommodation by 30-50% an average, some of them eventually operated at a loss. As the Commercial Director of Coral Travel tour operator (the company is included in OTI holding) Erdzhument Yunalan said, the tour operators have already signed agreements with Turkish hoteliers, the prices for accommodation remain at the level of 2017.
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.