Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers Association

Turkish gov't set to extend fuel support for charter flights in 2017 in bid to boost tourism

The Turkish government's fuel support for charter flights will be extended in 2017 amid a continuing loss in foreign tourist arrivals, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said.

At an event organized by the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers Association (AKTOB) on Nov. 25, he said a relevant cabinet decision would soon be released. 

Eid holiday heats up Turkey's decelerating tourism sector

After a slow season, Turkey?s tourism sector has recently accelerated, with hotel occupancy rates as high as 90 percent during the Eid al-Ahda (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday. 

During the holiday, over 350,000 local tourists visited the country?s coastline, said Turkey?s Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED) Osman Ay?k.