Kaan Kavaloğlu

Bankruptcy of German tour operator FTI may hit Antalya’s tourism sector

The tourism industry in Türkiye's popular holiday destination Antalya is facing risks from the bankruptcy of the German tour operator FTI.

Earlier this week, FTI, Europe's third-largest tour operator, filed for insolvency in a court in Germany.

It said on June 3 trips that haven't yet started will be canceled or scaled back.

Hotel prices rise most in Antalya last year

Antalya, Türkiye's famous holiday destination, led the increase in hotel prices last year, according to the data from the Hotel Association of Türkiye (TÜROB).

The average daily rate (ADR) was 172.1 euros in 2023 at Antalya's hotels, up 19.35 percent from the previous year. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose 8 percent to 96.8 euros.

Hoteliers expect New Year’s holiday to give boost to tourism

Representatives of the tourism industry are hopeful that domestic and international tourism activity will gather momentum around New Year's Eve.

Hotels are preparing to welcome Turkish holidaymakers as well as Europeans starting Dec. 24, while Russian tourists are expected to start to arrive in the county from Jan. 6.

Tourism activity likely to remain robust, say hoteliers

Hoteliers seem hopeful that the strong tourism activity witnessed during the nine-day Eid al-Adha holiday will maintain its momentum until the fall.

Tens of thousands of holidaymakers flocked to resort towns along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts during Eid, with some hotels in those destinations fully booked.