The interest of Russian tourists in vacationing in Turkey this summer has fallen by 50 percent compared to the pre-Covid 2019. According to ATOR, one of the main reasons for the massive decline in demand is the reduction in the number of flights and, consequently, the increase in air ticket prices.
According to representatives of the tourism sector, the shortage of seats on flights continues. This is noticeable in Moscow. But the situation is especially acute in the regions – “due to the insignificant volume of transportation.” For comparison: in the pre-Covid year of 2019, Russian tourists could fly to the resort Antalya from 50 cities of the Russian Federation, in 2021 – flight programs were available from 25-30 cities, and in 2022 – only from 17. This is almost three times less than in 2019.
According to available data, in June 2022, the main resort region of Turkey – Antalya – was visited by 417,000 Russian tourists, which is 52 percent less than in the same period in 2019 of the year. Specialists of the tourist market also saw a massive refusal to rest in the province of Mugla (resorts of Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye on the Aegean coast). There, the decline was 59.4 percent: last month of the current year, 73,900 vacationers from Russia arrived in the region, while in June 2019 – 182,000 people.
Earlier, Turprom wrote that “It is stated that the era of cheap air travel is over” .
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