“A great opportunity to spend a vacation in Turkey” was advertised for foreign tourists by Forbes magazine. According to the statement of the edition, holidays on the Turkish Rier are significantly cheaper than “expensive holidays in Europe.” The reason is simple – the recent depreciation of the Turkish lira against the dollar. As a result, spending a week in Turkey in a luxury hotel will cost less than just three days in Venice, experts say.
“Have your holiday spending gone up due to inflation in Europe and the US? Consider Cappadocia instead of Venice,” say the experts of the publication, which, we note, are readily quoted by the Turkish media. According to them, now the situation is such that many tourists cannot afford to “keep up with the growing costs of travel.” But Turkey provides such an opportunity.
“I visited Istanbul, Cappadocia and Izmir in 7 days. I was in the ancient city of Ephesus, saw the Temple of Artemis, went up in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. I visited the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern with a private guide. We traveled by private transport, stayed in the most luxurious hotels, including the iconic cave hotels in Cappadocia,” writes an expert from the American publication. The entire vacation, he said, took “less than $1900“.
As a result, the American said that he would prefer to spend a week in Turkey instead of three days in his beloved Venice, where everything is insanely expensive. Turkey is also ahead of its closest competitor, Greece, and also in terms of prices. As the Americans said: «Greece is one of the cheapest countries in Europe, but a bottle of water on Kos costs 3 euros, and in Turkey – only 25 cents. This means exactly 12-fold difference.”
However, let's add that everything is known in comparison. Recall that for Russian tourists for the new year, it was Turkey that was named the most expensive destination – up to 70%. Read the details at this link.
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