President of the Turkish Association of Professional Hotel Managers Ulkay Atmaka hopes that tourists from Russia will take first place in terms of the number of vacationers in Antalya this summer season.

This, in his opinion, will become possible if the exchange rate of the ruble against the dollar is more profitable, Sabah writes.

But so far, according to the results of the first 4 months, the Russians occupy the second line. During this period, almost 394 thousand Russians flew to the province, and 14% more arrived from Germany – 446.5 thousand people.

By the end of the season, representatives of the local tourism industry expect to receive 3.5 million people from Russia. But the European market “began to come to the fore.” The flow of tourists from the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, Germany and the UK is growing. More than 1 million tourists came from the latter last year for the first time, added Kaan Kashif, president of the Mediterranean Association of Tourist Hoteliers and Operators.

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