Elvan Güneş, a board member of Alanya Promotion Foundation (ALTAV), revealed the incredible increase in holiday reservations from Serbia to Türkiye.

Attending the ITTFA Belgrade Tourism Fair from February 22nd to 25th, Elvan Güneş stated that this year the goal is to welcome 400 thousand visitors from Serbia to Türkiye, but this target could be surpassed.

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Highlighting the need for charter flights from Serbia to Antalya to accommodate more tourists, Güneş remarked, "As a result of high-level initiatives, scheduled flights to Ankara and Izmir have commenced. However, only 'Air Serbia,' the state airline of Serbia, operates charter flights to Antalya. Due to the limited aircraft fleet, it seems unlikely to meet the increasing demand. Türkiye ranked first among the countries sending the most tourists to Serbia last year, with 201,440 people. Actually, the initiation of charter flights by Turkish aviation companies to Antalya would greatly contribute to Serbian tourism as well. Thanks to no visa requirement, there is a significant increase in demand from Turkish citizens to Serbia."

"Growth in reservations by 75 percent"

Güneş noted a 75 percent increase in reservations from Serbia to Türkiye, stating, "Big Blue, the region's leading tour operator, had already strengthened its position by acquiring Kontiki Tour operator in previous years. In a meeting with Enver Babat, a board member of Big Blue, he informed us that there has been a 75 percent increase in reservations compared to the same period of last year. Babat also emphasized a significant increase in revenue. Mr Enver conveyed to us that they receive a considerable amount of demand but cannot increase the number of passengers due to limited aircraft seats. The stands where B2B reservations were made at the fair witnessed a high visitor density, leading to the formation of reservation queues. The Alanya stand attracted significant attention as a destination throughout the fair and was actively chosen by visitors."

Editor: Haber Merkezi