this decline could have been ‘unexpected’ boggles the mind.
a video of this report here:
has reported what it has called an ‘unexpected’ decline in its
tourism industry, particularly from Russian national.
PM Davutoglu said:
believe Russian tourists will start coming back to Turkey.”
sharp, and supposedly ‘unexpected’, decline occurred after an
increase in political and military tensions between Ankara and
Moscow, which were obviously initiated when Turkey thought it would
great idea to shoot down a Russian fighter jet without any
warning at all.
the incident, Russia imposed economic sanctions on Turkey, banned
charter flights between Russia and Turkey, and Russia’s travel
industry watchdog recommended all national agencies to stop selling
tours to Turkey.
recently, Turkey has refused to allow Russian, anti-terror
surveillance flights near its border and Moscow has accused the Turks
to invade the sovereign state of Syria.
reports that, ‘Turkey’s top resorts were left
practically empty due to a dramatic decline in the number of Russian
tourists’, because the country ‘has been the Russian people’s
number 1 foreign tourist destination for many years’.
TUI, the world’s largest tour operator, reported a
massive 40% drop in
summer holiday bookings to Turkey.