GOOD NEWS FOR TOURISTS IN APRIL AND MAY 2022

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Revised May, 2024 – Resource, Turkey iResidence
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1 OUT OF EVERY 5 PEOPLE HAS MADE HOLIDAY BOOKING IN TURKEY

According to the information provided by internet holiday portal, one of the largest public holiday booking portals in Europe, one out of every 5 people in Germany preferred Turkey for a holiday. April May bookings report stated that 18 percent of all holiday bookings are to the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.

It was noted that vacationers planning a vacation in Germany for 2022 prefer Turkey the most for pre-bookings they have made so far. According to the information provided by Holiday portal one of the largest joint holiday booking portals in Europe, one out of every 5 people in Germany said ‘Turkey’ for a holiday. April and May are the first summer holiday months of the year, the report published for reservations emphasized that 18 percent of all holiday bookings are to the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.

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ATTRACTIVE TO THE EUROPEAN

The statement stated that vacationers prefer the Antalya region the most, and cited uninterrupted sun, long beaches, clean air, hygienic measures and proximity to European destinations as the main reasons why Turkey is preferred. it was emphasized that the 250-kilometer-long coast of Turkey offers the optimal holiday environment for the vast majority of holidaymakers with an average temperature of 21-26 degrees in April-May, a sea water temperature of 20 degrees and uninterrupted sun rays of about 11 hours a day. It was also noted that the Taurus Mountains in the background with a height of up to 3 thousand meters are quite attractive for European holidaymakers.

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GOOD WEATHER IS GUARANTEED

According to an analysis conducted, another comparison portal, it was also noted that the vast majority of German holidaymakers prefer Turkey for the summer holiday of 2022. In the analysis, which stated that holidaymakers are very interested in Antalya and the Side region, it was emphasized that the ‘guaranteed’ good weather is the abandonment of holidaymakers. It was stated that Turkey, which came in first place, was followed by the Red Sea coast of Egypt and the Mayrka, Crete and Canary Islands, respectively. The Holiday internet portal is known for offering its users the most convenient vacation opportunity by scanning all travel possibilities. The German company Check24 provides comparative services in all major areas. The rapid depreciation of the Turkish lira is also expected to be effective in the preference of European tourists to Turkey.

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EXPLOSION ON THE CRUISE

The cruise industry expects an explosion in cruise tourism with the opening of Galataport. Representatives of the industry are confident that 1 million tourists will be exceeded. According to the Association of Travel Agencies of Turkey (TÜRSAB), more than 500 cruise ships are expected to visit Turkey this year.

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TURKEY IN THE PANDEMIC

According to the data of the Association of Travel Agencies of Germany, Turkey became the most booked country in the autumn of 2021. According to the data of the German Statistical Office, a total of 2 million 870 thousand Germans over the age of 14 went on vacation to Turkey in the first 8 months of 2021.

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WE ARE AMONG THE 3 COUNTRIES

According to a study conducted in Germany, the number of holiday trips in Germany exceeded 70 million in 2019. Of this, more than 52 million took place abroad. When these data before the epidemic are examined, it is seen that Turkey is the 3rd most preferred holiday destination by Germans. In the top two places are Spain and Italy. in 2014, 5.2 million Germans came to Turkey, while this was 5.5 million in 2015, 3.8 million in 2016, 3.5 million in 2017, 4.5 million in 2018, and 5 million in 2019. in 2020 and 2021, the epidemic effect was observed. 1.1 million in 2020 and close to 3 million in 2021. the expectation for 2022 is again over 5 million German tourists to visit Turkey.

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