It turned out, how many tourists will be able to vacation in Turkey this year

The number of Russian tourists in Turkey by the end of 2020 will halve compared to last year and amount to no more than 3-3,5 thousand people, this forecast leads to the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).

The number of tourists from Russia, the biggest incoming market to fall two times. "If in 2019 Turkey was visited by around seven million Russians, this year — in the optimistic scenario will be around 3-3,5 million people," — said in the Association.

There refer to the data of the Ministry of tourism and culture of Turkey, according to which in the first half of 2020 the country was visited by 322 thousand of Russians (88 percent less in comparison with the same period last year). The number of tourists coming Russia entered the top five inbound markets, finishing in fourth place. Increasingly our compatriots visited Turkey only tourists from Bulgaria, Germany and Georgia.

"The situation with the Russian market (flights between Russia and Turkey closed until August 1) Turkish media described as a "catastrophe": the number of tourists from Russia decreased by 250 times. If in June 2019 in Turkey was visited by over a million of our compatriots, in June of 2020, this figure amounted to only four thousand people. By the end of June Russia was not included even in the top ten inbound markets," he said in ATOR.

Russia from August 1, will resume flights from the UK, Turkey and Tanzania. From August 1 to resume air service to the cities of Turkey like Ankara and Istanbul from 10 August in the resort of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.