Support requested for flood- and fire-damaged holiday destinations in Greece

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourist Agencies (FedHATTA) has expressed strong concern about the development of the Daniel weather system, which is affecting many holiday destinations, having caused serious problems in the service of tourists at a time that coincides with the end of a season it had in focus of the devastating fires in Rhodes and other destinations.

Some 200,000 Iranians flock to eastern city in first half

Around 200,000 Iranian tourists visited the eastern province of Van in the first six months of 2023, providing a great deal of income to the tradesmen of the region.

Van, which received over a million visitors the previous year, is currently witnessing an elevated Iranian tourist density once again, local media reported.

‘Golden Triangle’ may become new attraction for Chinese tourists

Three Turkish provinces, also known as the "Golden Triangle" of Upper Mesopotamia, may become the new favorite destination of Chinese tourists, according to hoteliers and tour operators.

The southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Mardin are home to well-known historical and ancient sites, including the famous Göbeklitepe.

Restrictions and benefits

The development of a short-term rental property market must be regulated in ways similar to those implemented by other European megacities, but not in the name of a nostalgic approach to city life. 

Apart from the distortions it creates in the housing market by banishing residents from urban centers, it also ends up degrading the "product" itself.

Air traffic to increase in autumn as tourist season is extended

Air traffic in Greece from August 28 to October 22 is expected by the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, commonly known as Eurocontrol, to be 10% to 30% higher than in 2022, due to the extension of the tourism season as more travelers opt for holidays outside the hottest months of the year.

Finance Minister Şimşek hails ‘boom’ in tourism

Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek has welcomed the latest tourism numbers, saying that tourism revenues will help reduce the current account deficit.

"Tourism is booming! Türkiye welcomes a remarkable 7.1 million foreign visitors in one month, marking the best July in history," Şimşek wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.