Representatives of the tourist industry saw the apology of the Turkish President’s reason to hope that Turkey, which for many years bore the title of the summer tourist Mecca will finally return to the Russian market. Press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina admitted that resorts are lacking in the Russian market. “In terms of price and quality and level of service no other direction Turkey will not replace. We hope that now the Russian authorities will make a decision about the recovery of the tourist flow between the countries,” she said “MK”.
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Recall that the formal ban on selling tickets in that direction was introduced in connection with security considerations. Lately in this country, especially in Istanbul, do a lot of attacks. On the other hand, it is very important that the terrorist attacks were not in the resort areas. Possible, said Irina Tyurina, this will be taken into account when considering the issue of opening Turkey.
In the case of a positive decision, the first aircraft with Russian tourists will be able to fly in the direction of Antalya in a week or two. And for a full resumption of Charter flights will take a month.
That’s what reviews are now full of forums of travel communities:
“Erdogan could not at least in April, to apologize…”
“The Turks have a generally difficult situation: EU, it does not Shine, it’s time to join the SCO, where just now entered a full-fledged India and Pakistan”.
“It is clear that tomorrow’s Charter will not fly. But anyway, this is the beginning of a dialogue….”
“In any case, this season is virtually lost to the Turks”.
“Judging by the prices and the hotels that remained in August, tours in Turkey, would fly like hot cakes”.
The fact that the Turks without Russian tourists is very bad, is not only a statistics. For five months of 2016, the flow of tourists from Russia to Turkey has decreased by 96%. In parallel, decreased by 45% and the number of tourists from Germany, the main supplier of tourists to Antalya along with Russia. According to the Turkish Association of hoteliers, the main resort of Turkey is experiencing this year, the worst summer season in history. On the eve it became known that standing half-empty Turkish hotels even decided to abandon has become a hallmark of Turkish “all inclusive” system, saving on additional expenses.
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