Although the months of July and August, which are known as the busiest periods of the tourism season, are left behind, the yacht charter season in Turkey has also expanded with the concept of protected holiday.
Although the months of July and August, which are known as the busiest periods of the tourism season, are left behind, the yacht charter season has also expanded with the concept of protected holiday. Representatives of Turkey's leading yacht charter companies said, "We expect the season to last until mid-November."
July and August passed, called the peak of the tourist season. In the yacht charter
sector, which expanded with the concept of a sheltered holiday, an increase was observed in bookings in September and October.
Officials said on this subject: "We see an increase in bookings in the yacht charter sector in September and October, especially due to the change in conditions due to the pandemic. The interest in boats, villas and camping, formerly known as alternative tourism, is increasing and these alternatives are becoming a popular holiday concept, as well as in the tourism sector. "Our September and October orders increased by 119 percent, respectively. We expect the season to continue until mid-November, thanks to favorable weather conditions and our understanding of a sheltered holiday."
ATTENTION RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER FOREST FIRES
Noting that tourism activities continue after the fires in many parts of Turkey, the officials said, "After the fires that plagued all of us, we did not receive any cancellation requests except for a limited number of our guests. These requirements were limited to 1% of our sales in the 2021 season. A decrease in attendance and reservations during the fires. Even though we lived through these bad disasters, our participation and demand returned to normal.
HIGH DEMAND ESPECIALLY FROM RUSSIA AND UKRAINE
Noting that they are facing an increasing demand from northern countries, officials said:
"In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in reservation requests, especially from Russia and Ukraine. We expect the yacht charter market to reach 600 million dollars in 2021. If we take into account daily and hourly chartering and other maritime activities, the entire marine tourism market will have approximately 2 billion dollars of transactions per year. We expect it to close in volume.”