Published on : Saturday, November 20, 2021
Turkey’s tourism agencies recently launched an early booking campaign “at attractive and affordable prices” for the 2022 tourism season. The move comes focusing on the aspects of the recovery for the tours and travel sector that has been grappling due to the ravaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per reports, an order to give a boost to Ankara’s tourism sector, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) in Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province made an official announcement at a tourism congress that agencies will run campaigns for early bookings ahead of the 2022 New Year.
It was also mentioned that Firuz Baglikaya, head of TURSAB, said the said campaign will be valid for a wide range of tourism forms and will not be restricted to just sea-sand-sun tourism, the prominent form of travel for the transcontinental country.
Sources from Ankara’s tourism sector have revealed that the travel agencies across Turkey are now offering discounted rates which might end towards the beginning of the new tourism season which starts in May and ends in the summers.
Turkey’s tourist revenue plunged by a record 34.5 billion US dollars in 2019 as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, prompting lockdowns and a ban on international travel. Turkey, before the pandemic hosted close to 45 million foreign visitors that generated revenue for the tours and travel sector but the industry suffered losses as tourism slumped by a whopping 65% last year, in 2020 but is now showing signs of recovery.