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Mediterranean Hoteliers President Kavaloğlu: Our Hotels Are 90 Percent Full! So Where Are These Tourists?

The tourism sector has recently been faced with a series of events. Kaan Kaşif Kavaloğlu, President of the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association (AKTOB), stated that despite hotels reaching 90 percent occupancy, the expected influx of tourists has not occurred. Kavaloğlu said, “The bankruptcy of the FTI and the European Football Championship, which happened one after the other, prevented the expected increase in the number of tourists.” The championship, which took place in Germany […]

The Sector Is Sounding the Alarm: Tourism Has Come to a Standstill!

Mehmet İşler, Vice President of the Aegean Touristic Enterprises and Accommodations Association (ETİK) and the Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED), stated that tourism in the domestic market has almost come to a standstill and reservations in the foreign market are lower than in previous years. İşler explained the reasons for this situation as the European Football Championship, Greece’s visa application upon arrival, and the bankruptcy of the tour operator FTI. ETİK PRESIDENT İŞLER “TOURISM […]

Statement from AJet General Manager: ‘We Are Working to Solve the Delay Problem’

Answering questions from members of the press about delays at an event he attended abroad, Ajet General Manager Kerem Sarp stated that they were taking precautions to prevent delays and said, “As AJet, we have 5 spares in Ankara and 7 in Sabiha. Unfortunately, the cost to you as an airline of leaving 12 planes on the ground is very high, but we are not thinking about that right now. We are definitely […]

Tourism Professionals’ Concerns About the Future Are Increasing

Turkish tourism professionals are increasingly concerned about the future. Kıvanç Meriç, the Chairman of the İzmir Regional Board of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), stated in an interview with Euronews that one of the main reasons why Turkish tourists have recently preferred neighboring countries, especially Greece, is due to pressure on foreign exchange. With the price advantage that Turkey once offered disappearing, there has been a significant increase in Turkish tourists’ interest in foreign destinations […]

World Tourism in a New Search

World Tourism in a New Search: Studies are being carried out in the world’s tourism cities to ensure that tourism develops better by taking into account the demands and expectations of the local people. In the travel industry, “local developments” are reshaping the codes of tourism. In the world’s leading countries and cities in tourism, expectations and demands centered on local tourists and local people have recently enabled international tourism to act accordingly. Sustainable […]

The Most Beautiful Qatar Routes for Every Travel Lover

Visiting Qatar can be an unforgettable experience with a variety of routes designed specifically for different types of travellers. Whether it’s business professionals, culture and art enthusiasts, couples or young adventurers, Qatar offers a wealth of activities to suit all tastes. Things to do in Qatar. From luxury restaurants to art galleries, natural beauty to historic sites, Qatar is one of the […]

Türkiye Can Dominate the Mediterranean with Blue Bonds

This is how Turkey can dominate the Mediterranean: A golden opportunity from employment to tourism is in our hands… What are Blue Bonds? Turkey Blue Bonds Blue bonds are private debt instruments used to finance marine and freshwater projects. These bonds support the sustainable use and protection of marine resources. They protect the environment and ensure ecological recovery while promoting economic growth. When an institution (government, company or bank) invests […]

Inflation and High Costs Hit Tourism: Ersoy Remains Silent

Turkey’s main growth point was the price advantage, but we lost it. We lost this price advantage in the last 2 years. The increase in prices in the domestic market and the lack of foreign exchange have widened the gap. There is currently a difference of approximately 30-35 percent. Therefore, we are losing power against our competitors. Due to the decrease in demand, supply needs to be pulled back, but prices are high. Due to the inflation situation in Turkey, this […]

Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season: TGA’s Operation Questioned!

Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season: The Operation of the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) is Being Questioned! How and Where Does the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) Spend the Money Collected? Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season The Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) was established on July 15, 2019. However, the operation and effectiveness of the agency will be seriously […]

Wimbledon 2024: Great Contribution to the Economy from the Courts!

The world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, Wimbledon, started earlier this week. The tournament is not just a sporting event; it is a very different experience for tennis enthusiasts from all over the world when the quality of the sport, the athletes, and the organization are considered. With around £50 million in prize money, Wimbledon provides great earnings to athletes and contributes to the local economy of London and the […]