How will the Turkish tourism develop in 2016?
The Prime Minister of the Republic Ahmet Davutoğlu stated that some changes and further development will take place in the tourism sector. He made this statement at the presentation of Turkey advertising campaign. The government of the country is planning to continue taking measures on supporting the tourism sector.
The program of the compensation of a part of charter flights costs will continue in 2016. In 2015 this measure was taken twice and was quiet effective, therefore this year the air carriers will be able to count on the compensation up to 6000 dollars for a flight. The other tourism support measures will be concerned with tax benefits and lending. These procedures will be greatly simplified. A lot of tourism companies which work in almost 27 countries will be provided this support.
The construction of the leisure park in Alanya is completed
A new leisure park appeared in Alanya in Küçükhasbah district on the bank of the Hacet River. This park was constructed by the municipality of the city. The leisure park occupies the area 5600 square meters. Here you can enjoy the greenery of the park and the cool wind from the river. This spot is a perfect place for having rest with your family and friends. Everyone will find something interesting to do in this park.
The adults who like active sports will be able to use fitness machines, play basketball or table tennis. The children will enjoy equipped playgrounds and giant inflatable rides. Elderly people and parents with small children will like beautiful walk areas and numerous benches where they can have a rest.
The park is open every day and has already become very popular among the residents and the tourists of Alanya.
Istanbul enters a list of the most interesting tourism destinations
A popular magazine "Travel and Leisure" makes a rating of countries. According to the results of 2015, Istanbul is among thirty world's best cities. It is numerous readers of the magazine who chose the winners. It is also worth reminding that the readers audience is about five million people.
On December 29 everyone who wanted to support his or her country and a hometown could participate in voting and making a rating. Voting was available in editorial offices or on the official pages of the magazine on Twitter and Facebook social networking websites. Paris, Milan, Chicago, Los Angeles, the cities of Germany, Japan and even Iceland fought together with Istanbul.
Istanbul has been on the list of the best cities for ten years in a row. This city attracts people by its expresiveness, vivid atmosphere, and creative energy.
Turkey provides a fuel subsidy to 12 countries
The fuel subsidy is a financial support aimed at buying of aviation fuel. According to the decision of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 12 countries of the Middle East and Europe will receive this support. The support program will be temporary. It will be launched on March 1 and will be finished on June 15, 2016. The tourist destinations are also determined. These are the airports in Alanya (Gazipasa) and Antalya, Dalaman, Milas-Borum, Izmir.
The forthcoming measures are only being planned. The Minister of Tourism Mahir Unal is going to report about them.
What is the tourism statistics in Turkey?
In the end of the year everyone tries to sum up the results of the year. The Ministry of Tourism of Turkey also presented the results of the year. The official statistics reports that about 11 million tourists visited the resorts of Antalya in 2015. It is a bit smaller (up to 5 percent) than in 2014.
The ethnic composition also changed. For example, tourists from Germany visited the resorts of Antalya more often and their number increased by six percent and became 3,09 million people. The number of tourists from the USA also grew - 10 percent. The number of holiday-goers from Israel, the UK and Ukraine as well increased. The residents of Belarus, France, Iran visited Turkish resorts less often.
The Ministry of Tourism is going to make changes in tourism sector according to the received data. And the government of the country continues to take measures so that Turkey would become a leader in providing tourism services.