In 2018 it is expected to increase flow of tourists from Germany, England and Poland. The number of early booking of hotels has increased significantly compared to last two years. As increased number of air flights in these areas.
In 2016, the number of arrivals from the United Kingdom to Turkey fell to 1.7 million to 2.5 million in 2015 amid the worsening security problems. The downward trend continued in 2017: while almost 1.5 million Britons visited Turkey in the first nine months of the year 2016, for the same period in 2017 this figure dropped to 1.4 million.
According to the Turkish hotel Association (TÜROB), the number of bookings from the British market in 2018 has increased by 79%. According to the Association, this growth is mainly due to the low price of the Turkish product. As of late November, Turkish hoteliers have already received 150 thousand British bookings for the coming summer. Moreover, these orders are equally distributed between the main resorts of Turkey. The outsiders, the British only Istanbul, where the number of bookings compared to last year decreased by 33%.
Further growth in tourist arrivals from the UK rests on the limited transport capacity. Since 2013, the number of flights from the UK to Turkey declined steadily. If in 2013, weekly from Britain was put on Turkey, about 65 thousand seats in November 2017 – 56 thousand. Now the Turkish hoteliers with the support of the aviation authorities are in talks with the major British budget carriers – Easyjet and Ryanair – about building their frequencies in Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum. Thus, Turkey wants to lie down and those Britons who prefer to travel independently.
That reservation for Turkey went up, and reported the platform to Hotelbeds Group. The total number of orders of the British users on Turkish hotels in the fall increased by 40%. Activity booking Turkey for the summer of 2018, the British surpassed the Germans as well as tourists from Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The German travel market the number of arrivals to Turkey shows decline for second year in a row. Among the reasons and problems with security that were in Turkey and political tensions between countries. This year the number of German tourists in Turkey decreased by 16% to 3.3 million people.
However, according to the forecasts of German tour operators TUI, Alltours, FTI Group Turkey in the season of 2018 will recoup the lost. So, Dietmar Gunz, head of the FTI Group, the fourth largest tour operator of Germany, said that early sales have shown a growth of 20%.
According to him, Turkey on the German market there is no alternative, and the company will expand its capacity in this area by 40%. First and foremost, this is Bodrum, where the summer will be put 16 flights.
About 40% increase in bookings for the season 2018 and said in Bentour. As noted by the head of the company Deniz Ugur, Turkey is interesting as the new customers and regular tourists. “Our customers are returning to more expensive hotels such as the Paloma, Lara, Delphin, Gloria, Royal and others,” he says.
Said about his big plans for Turkey in the summer of 2018 and German ANEX Tour. The tour operator, which entered the German market last year, will offer 268 hotels in 13 Turkish resort areas, mostly it will be hotel-level 4 and 5*. Flights from German cities is planned in Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman, in particular, and on the sides of Azur Air.
Tour operator Sunexpress, which operates in the markets of Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland, will also increase transport capacity. More than 70 aircraft operator will fly to Turkey from 18 airports in Europe, while in 2018 the company plans to bring in Turkey 10 million tourists.
As expected, Poland this year “put” to Turkey this year nearly 300 thousand tourists, but in 2018, according to forecasts TÜROB, that number will increase to 500 thousand people (this figure was recorded in 2015).
According TÜROB, Poland is among the fastest growing countries in Europe, in terms of outbound tourism, but the potential of this market for Turkey is not fully disclosed – including due to the lack of low cost-transport of Polish cities.
The basic directions of where to go Polish tourists, is the Antalya region (Antalya, Belek and side) and the province of Mugla (Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye).
Source: Internet newspaper News Turk