TRAVEL 5 April 2021 Luxury boats, the favorite of isolated vacation Posted By: administrator 0 Comment The pandemic changed the understanding of vacation, and the interest in luxury boats for isolated holidays increased. The world-famous bays of Marmaris will host million yachts this season as well. Marmaris district of Muğla’s world famous bay, one of Turkey’s most popular tourism center, which can accommodate yachts million this season. Those who wanted to have an isolated holiday in Marmaris due to the pandemic before the new season showed interest in luxury boats. The world’s most beautiful bays with Turkey’s popular tourist district completes its preparations against private yacht rental companies Covidien-19 outbreak in Marmaris. Stating that the reservations are already filled and there are no empty boats left in May and June, the company officials stated that they reached 80 percent occupancy rate in July and August. Stating that not only rental but also second hand boat sales have increased, the officials emphasized that the understanding of vacation has now become calmer and freer. The preference for yachts has increased due to the continuing pandemic process due to Corona virus (Covid-19). Those who want to have a holiday in the comfort of a five-star hotel and vacation in isolation have to pay prices ranging between 14 thousand and 150 thousand lira per week. Çağla Karatepe, the reservation manager of a company that makes boat rental and sales in Marmaris region, said, “We can say that the pandemic did not affect our sector negatively. Our customers from Russia and Ukraine start in May and continue until the end of November. “It was like that last year, it seems like this will happen this season,” he said. Reservation manager Karatepe said, “Our adventure with our guests especially from Ukraine begins in May. It continues in late October and even in November. We had tours until the end of November, that is, people started to pass more intensely than in previous years. They said, “Let’s take a vacation as much as we can before the winter comes, let’s store our energy, we don’t know how the process awaits us”, “he said. Karatepe stated that people who are accustomed to comfort with the pandemic want the luxury they are looking for in boats and hotels, that the boat is technologically equipped, and there is an increase in the demand for private cooks and special service personnel. Boat rental and sales company official Olgaç Esin said, “People were looking for different alternative holidays, especially during the pandemic period, from last year. This year, they can have a sheltered vacation on the boat without communicating with anyone for a whole week. In particular, the domestic market has rediscovered sea tourism, while it is a tourism sector that goes back and forth between blue tours and a bit of sports, it has become the most popular sector at the moment. Company official Esin stated that there was an increase in second hand boat sales and said, “The reason why they prefer the boat is not to have a safe environment and contact with the outside, unless they want to. Therefore, they prefer to live on the boat not only as a holiday but also as a living. “There is a serious increase in demand in second hand boat sales,” he said. In the continuation of his inspiration speech, “People now want a more luxurious holiday. They can be more generous about the holiday, we have boats starting from 10 meters and 50 meters in size in our fleet. In some cases, our guests who have previous experience in the boat can also rent themselves without asking the crew, their license and experience are sufficient in this regard, “he said. Stating that they have taken precautions against increases in cases of theft of rented luxury yachts in the past years, Esin said, “Of course, reservations are made long ago, we have various security mechanisms. We use technology. We safely check where our boat is with boat tracking devices.” did.