Bookings to Turkey climbing slowly from the valley

Bookings to Turkey climbing slowly from the valley

After a considerable zomerdip is Turkey back gently as a holiday destination of the Dutch

Dutch posted in August 15 per cent less package holidays to the country than in the same month last year, reports trade association is a Dutch Association of Reisondernemingen (ANVR). That is, according to the travel industry organization, a significant improvement compared with the previous month.

So, the decline in July, less than 45 percent in June to 26 percent. Since the beginning of the year, the bookings to Turkey now for about 34 percent behind compared to last year around this time. Especially Spain (plus 29 percent) and Portugal (plus 23 percent) were able to take advantage of the slump in Turkey. Also Greece is doing well as a second home destination.

In total, Dutch people, according to the ANVR slightly more (0.5 percent) vacations booked in the first eight months of the year than in the same period last year.


According to tour operators attracts Turkey because it is cheap. “For the price of a four-star apartment in Spain with the fall in a five star all inclusive in Turkey”, says Daisy Mijnals of Corendon, the largest provider of travel to Turkey in the Netherlands.

Hanita van der meer Thomas Cook sees that there “day after day”: more bookings to come. According to her, brands tourists to the Turkish coast nothing of the political unrest in the country. “Even during the couppoging, they had not in the holes.”

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