Domestic tourism spending in Turkey soars | At +100%

Domestic tourism spending in Turkey more than doubled in 2023 as domestic travel remained booming despite rising inflation. In particular, domestic travelers’ spending reached 229.8 billion Turkish lira last year, an increase of 101% from 2022, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). Throughout the year, Turks made 61.46 million domestic trips, up […]

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The 2024 tourism year for Turkey predicts a strong growth

Turkey is proving popular, with the number of German visitors already showing double-digit growth, according to new statistics. In general, Turkey has seen a strong attraction of foreign tourists in recent times. Overall, the Mediterranean destination saw a strong increase in foreign tourists in January and February compared to the previous year. Germans flocked to […]

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Express visa for Turks to visit Greek islands strengthens cooperation between the two countries

The regulation exempting Turkish citizens from the visa requirement to visit ten Greek islands in the eastern Aegean is an important step towards strengthening friendship and cooperation between the two nations, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Fragogogiannis said. Securing the approval of the European Commission towards the end of last year, Greece decided to allow […]

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Jet2holidays adds hundreds of thousands of Free Child Place holidays

Ahead of what is expected to be a busy weekend for customers booking family holidays, Jet2holidays, the UK’s largest tour operator, has today added hundreds of thousands of Free Child Place holidays across the 2024 school holidays. The additions are on top of millions of Free Child Place Holidays that are already available. As a […]

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TUI expands offer for Turkey as a year-round destination | More flexibility, more choice for customers | Season gets longer

TUI is expanding the season in Turkey. Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations for TUI guests from all markets. 1.9 million guests travelled to Turkey with TUI in 2022. The country is not only a sought-after destination in the summer season. TUI Deutschland customers can book holidays in Antalya all year round. […]

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FTI expects highly successful winter 2023/24

Intense travel experiences, new destinations and a greater variety of offers: this is what awaits FTI holidaymakers in winter 2023/24. An expanded portfolio of accommodation, optimal flight connections and newly designed round trips around the globe characterise the repertoire. There is already a particular demand for faraway breaks, especially in Thailand, but also in the […]

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Mabrian unveils new travel trends for Russian tourists in 2022: Turkey tops the list

-Mabrian’s study based on analysis of the hotels’ demand in 2022, comparing with 2019. -Turkey, UAE, and Thailand are becoming more important tourist destinations for Russian travelers, while classic European destinations such as Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Greece have seen a significant decrease. -The impact of sanctions on Russians, travel restrictions and the fall […]

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ForwardKeys: Intra-European seat capacity to reach pre-pandemic levels this Easter

ForwardKeys, the leading travel and analytics firm based in Spain, latest research reveals that seat capacity for intra-European arrivals during Easter is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels. The destinations with the largest increases in air supply (out of destinations with a share >2 %) are Turkey, +26% up on 2019 levels, followed by Portugal (+12%) […]

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ForwardKeys: Travel Retail bounces back in 2023

Travel data firm, ForwardKeys, latest air ticketing data reflects a better year for travel retailers and airports as post-covid consumer preferences swing in a more premium direction. And despite the economic slowdown, business travel continues. As airlines and airports are scrambling to rebuild air connectivity with Asia, some Eastern European airports have managed to position […]

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ForwardKeys: The best visited destinations of 2022

ForwardKeys, which has the world’s largest and freshest database of flight tickets, has revealed the performance of top global destinations of 2022 in an extensive review of the year. The country list is headed by the Dominican Republic, the city list by Antalya in Turkey. According to the latest available air ticketing data (combining arrivals […]

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