9 July 2021
In the tourism center of Antalya, the occupancy rates for the Eid al-Adha approached 100 percent in the villas, which attracted great attention especially during the epidemic process and offered isolated holiday opportunities.
Famous for its sea, sand, sun as well as its historical and natural beauties, ancient cities, caves, coves and luxury facilities, Antalya has been at the forefront with villa tourism, especially in recent years. During the corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic, which has affected the world, interest has increased for the holiday holiday in the villas preferred by those who want to have a quiet and isolated holiday.
The occupancy rate for the Eid al-Adha holiday in villas in Antalya’s Belek Tourism Center and in the Kalkan region of Kaş district has reached 99 percent.
The villas, which are mostly preferred by families and groups of friends for long-term holidays, provide guests with all kinds of facilities, from jacuzzi to gymnasiums, from indoor and outdoor swimming pools to Turkish baths and saunas.
Rıza Perçin, the Western Antalya Regional President of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), warned to be careful when renting for villa tourism. Noting that the villas have come to the fore with the epidemic, Perçin said, “The demand of domestic tourists who want to have an isolated holiday, especially after the epidemic, is very high for the holiday. There can be complaints of fraud and victimization of holidaymakers about renting villas.”
Emrullah Ahmet Turhan, Secretary General of the International Halal Tourism Association, said that the demand for villa tourism is increasing day by day. Emphasizing that there is a busy schedule before and after the Eid al-Adha, Turhan said, “There are almost no empty spaces in the villas until September 15. However, if there is a cancellation or refund, we can meet the demands of the customers. Unfortunately, there is no room other than that. The villas are full. We can respond to requests after September 15th. “When the restrictions were lifted, there was a great demand for a vacation,” he said.
Fatih Ünal, the owner of a company that provides villa tourism services in Kalkan, also noted that the concepts of “isolated holiday” and “villa holiday” have emerged with the epidemic. Noting that they have been receiving high demand for villas in Kaş for the last two years, Ünal said, “The villas in Kaş, Kalkan and the surrounding neighborhoods reached 99 percent occupancy during the holiday. We will have a nice holiday for the guests coming to the region.”
Pointing out that the prices vary according to the condition and capacity of the villa, Ünal said that there are villas for every budget. Noting that the villas have a private pool, Turkish bath, sauna, cinema room, open-air jacuzzi and entertainment areas for children, Unal said, “There are honeymoon villas and large family villas. Their weekly price is 24,950 lira. Prices are more affordable in September-October. becomes,” he said.
Şakir Efeoğlu, the owner of the travel agency, emphasized that there is a high density of jeep safari, boat tour, diving, villa and hotel accommodation in the region. Efeoğlu, who stated that they are satisfied with the intensity as tourism professionals, stated that they think this intensity will continue until the last week of November.