Demand for Turkey soars among Ukrainians


This year, a significant uplift in Ukrainian tourists have chosen to travel to Turkey. Over the first six months of 2017, 530,000 Ukrainians visited Turkey, 22% more than in 2016, reports BBC Ukraine.

This year, a significant uplift in Ukrainian tourists have chosen to travel to Turkey. Over the first six months of 2017, 530,000 Ukrainians visited Turkey, 22% more than in 2016, reports BBC Ukraine.

Which regions of Turkey?
The most popular destinations for Ukrainians remain Istanbul and Antalya.
The first half of 2017 brought 282,000 Ukrainians to Antalya, 44% more than 2016, according to Antalya International Airport. This leaves Ukrainians the third largest tourist group to the region. Münir Karaloğlu, Governor of the Antalya Province, has stated that the province is expecting to welcome around 750,000 Ukrainian tourists over 2017.
The Muğla province –  Fethiye, Dalaman, Bodrum, and Marmaris – saw a 55% increase in Ukrainian tourists to reach 46,000. Smaller destination İzmir saw an enormous 184% increase (2,086 tourists) due to a new charter programme.

What’s driving the growth?
Turkey’s growing popularity among Ukrainians has to a large extent been fuelled by a rise in the frequency of flights to Turkey, particularly from regional airports such as Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Lviv, and Kherson.
The rise in demand for Turkey among Ukrainians is expected to continue into the coming months, as off-season prices are introduced.

Source: uitt-kiev.com
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