Russian vacationers’ interest in Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has been unwavering despite the pandemic, with the number of holidaymakers continuing to rise.
This trend has led sector representatives to prolong the holiday season through October and November, with tour operators saying they may even extend it to December.
Seeing the rise in demand, hotels in southern Turkey’s touristic gem, Antalya, have already started to postpone seasonal closures.
Previously, the Association of Tour Operators in Russia (ATOR) said they expected the Turkish tourism sector to see a boost from the Russian market from September to October. Now, major operators that bring tourists from Russia have announced the season will be prolonged to December, according to a report by Turkish daily Dünya on Monday.