Turkish tourism facilities to get high mobility during Qurban Bayram
As the mobility of tourism in Turkey's Antalya and Muğla resort towns has gained momentum after flights from many countries have resumed.
Industry representatives now expect to see more rises in the operation and occupancy levels during the Qurban Bayram holiday, also known as Eid al-Adha.
Efforts to minimize the spread of the virus, focusing on people staying at home and avoiding most human interaction, have hit economies hard , especially in the tourism and travel industries.
Turkey postponed its tourism season to June, after February.
“People have missed going on holidays very much during the quarantine process so they will be showing high interest in tourism centers during the Qurban Bayram holiday," Ülkay Atmaca, head of Turkey’s Professional Hotel Managers Association stated.
With a normalization process beginning in June, Turkey 's tourist facilities reopened with rigorous steps to ensure safety and prevent the virus from spreading.
In addition to the domestic market, visitors from several countries, with which flights have recently resumed after a month-long pause, namely Ukraine, the UK and Kazakhstan, have arrived in the resort towns of Turkey.
Mobility is expected to gain more momentum during the four-day holiday, Qurban Bayram, the Muslim sacrificial festival, which begins on July 31.
“The occupancy rates at our open hotels are at the level of 50%, consisting mainly of the domestic market. We have guests from abroad, especially from Ukraine. There is a high demand for Eid,” Alanya Touristic Operators Association Chairman Burhan Şili talked to Daily Sabah.
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