Amid the new coronavirus outbreak, the renting of villas in Turkey has become very popular among local and foreign tourists.
Social distancing has become an intrinsic aspect of people’s lives and impacted holiday preferences in 2020. Domestic and foreign tourists looking to have a safe holiday have opted for alternatives to staying in busy hotels, propelling the villa tourism industry.
Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya attracted about 3.5 million foreign tourists from January through November of this year and was the most popular destination despite the tourism coming to an almost complete standstill.
The province, which is one of the world’s most important tourist destinations, was No. 1 in terms of villa tourism among holidaymakers. Its Kaş district was also high on the list, offering isolation in nature.
Rıza Perçin from Turkey’s Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB) said that the Kaş district took an 85% share of total villa tourism in Antalya.
Perçin said the Mediterranean resort city performed relatively better during the touristic season, which was hit hard by the pandemic.