Turkish hotels canceling reservations due to situation in country
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The hotels, located in Turkey's tourism cities, canceled reservation procedures, the Milliyet newspaper reported citing the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) August 17.
The reason for the cancellation of the reservation procedures is the unstable political situation in Turkey.
Earlier, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said that in the second quarter of 2015, Turkey's tourism revenues fell sharply compared to the same period of last year.
In the second quarter of this year, Turkey's tourism revenues decreased by 13.8 percent and stood at $7.733 billion.
The TurkStat message said that out of the total incomes received by Turkey from tourism in the second quarter, some $5.95 billion accounted for foreign tourists and $1.77 billion - for Turkish citizens living abroad.
In 2014, Turkey's tourism revenues were $34.305 billion, or 6.2 percent more than in 2013.
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