Anth Mooney says a company official, “never been a better time to holiday in Turkey,” he said. Turkey in 2015 to 2 million 512 thousand 139 tourists came from Britain. In 2016, the number of tourists from the United Kingdom fell to 1 million 711 thousand 481. 2017’de 1 million 658 thousand 715’de had been reduced. Britain’s Ambassador Dominick Chilcott, will come to Turkey this year had predicted that the number of British tourists expected to be around 3 million.
So, is now the time to go to Turkey?
Well, if you want azure seas, ancient temples and a holiday which most likely costs less than it did last year, then yes.
Eagle-eyed Brits have already figured this out, it seems, with travel agents reporting a rise in bookings.
Holiday company Thomas Cook has seen a 63% rise in bookings to Turkey, while TUI said it was their third most popular destination meaning it was “well and truly back on the map as a top summer holiday location”.
However, the UK Foreign Office still recommends against all but essential travel to a number of regions, mainly along the border with Syria, and says not to travel within 10km (six miles) of the border at all, due to the ongoing Syrian war.
The US, meanwhile, rates Turkey at level three, urging people to reconsider travel to the region.