British tourists returning to Turkey: tour orders increased by 84% compared to the same period of the last year
Turkey became for British tourists a popular place to spend vacation – according to Thomas Cook, one of the oldest and best known companies in leisure travel, tour orders increased by 84% compared to the same period of the last year. “Holiday orders for tours to Turkey increased by 84% compared to the same period last year, while orders in Egypt increased by 89%,” says the Leave Report in 2018 by Thomas Cook. “Growth in Turkey depends on families, which constitute 61 percent of orders for the package during this summer,” the report said.
“Turkey is an outstanding place for British holidaymakers this summer, and we are seeing a significant increase in orders compared to last year,” said Chris Mottershead, Managing Director Thomas Cook, UK.
The five best places for the summer of 2018 are Spain (the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands), Greece, Turkey, the United States and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, the data of Turkish agencies of travel agencies (TÜRSAB) showed that about 2.5 million British tourists went to Turkey in 2015. This figure fell to 1.71 million in 2016 and to about 1.66 million in 2017.
Earlier, the Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA) said that after two difficult years the Turkish tourism sector again rose with this remarkable increase in orders for the summer of 2018. He predicted that orders for Turkey may even be equal to 2015.