Russian tourists’ holiday preferences have changed: historical beauties of Anatolia instead of the Mediterranean



Russian tourists' holiday preferences have changed: historical beauties of Anatolia instead of the Mediterranean

Russian tourists in Turkey in the most preferred sea-sand-sun holidays understanding of changing Bursa, Canakkale, Konya, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Mardin, Göbeklitepe, demand began to increase their Patara as the city hosts Anatolia’s rich culture.

Turkey’s most popular tourist entertained by almost all tourists from Russia, meant for sea-sand-sun vacation. In October last year the Russians launched their culture tour with Istanbul now started to visit the historical and natural beauties of Turkey from west to east. Recently, cultural tours have been initiated in regions such as Istanbul, Antalya, Bursa, Çanakkale, Konya, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Mardin, Göbeklitepe and Patara.
Tourism in Turkey, in 2019 Russia ranked first in terms of the number 7 million, pandemic period in 2020 also came 2 million 128 thousand Russian tourists. More than 90 percent of Russian tourists prefer sea-sand-sun and especially Antalya region. Pegas Touristik tour operator that brings most tourists from Russia and CIS countries last year, Russian tourists with the culture that began with a tour of Istanbul began in October also brought with Turkey’s historic and naturally beautiful. The cultural tours project of the agency, which brought 1.2 million Russian tourists from the CIS market in 2019, 90 percent of them from Russia, and around 340 thousand Russian tourists in 2020 due to the pandemic, is carried out through Istanbul and Antalya.
This year’s target the Russian market Taking on in the 2019 1.3 million tourists that explaining the agency’s operations director Yeliz Bilgin overwhelming, the first cultural tour in the Turkey for Russian tourists, said last year that they started out in Istanbul as of 1 October. Stating that currently nine cultural tour packages, four of which are from Antalya and five from Istanbul, are on sale, Ezici said, “Also, with the combined tours we have created, we transfer our guests with domestic flights and make these cultural tours mutually accessible.
Ezici listed the tours starting from Istanbul and Antalya as follows: “Antalya-Cappadocia-Antalya (6 nights-7 days). Likya Voyage (6 nights-7 days) Antalya, Demre, Dalyan, Ephesus, Pamukkale. Lycian World of Patara (5 nights-6 days) Kemer, Phaselis, Demre-Mira-Simena, Kaş, Patara, Antalya. Antalya-Mardin-Göbeklitepe-Antalya (5 nights-6 days). Golden Ring package (7 nights – 8 days) including the cities of Istanbul, Bursa, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara. Three Wonders of the World package (6 nights-7 days) including the cities of Istanbul, Bursa, Pamukkale, Cappadocia. Contrasts of Great Empire (7 nights-8 days) including the cities of Istanbul, Bursa, Pamukkale, Kuşadası, Ephesus, Edremit, Çanakkale. Istanbul-Cappadocia-Istanbul (4 nights-5 days). Istanbul-Mardin-Göbeklitepe-Istanbul (5 nights-6 days) “
Stating that flights are mainly operated by Turkish Airlines, Air Astana, Ukraine International Airlines and Royal Flight in addition to Nordwind and PegasFly, Ezici said, “We will fly to Antalya from all open airports in Russia. In addition to our ongoing operations, the newly added regions from Russia to Antalya as of March are Samara, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Perm, Rostov, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod. In April, we will fly to Antalya from 30 regions, 20 of which are from Russia. We fly from Almaty and Nursultan in Kazakhstan. As of the end of April, our flights to Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan will start. “
for Turkey, Dalaman and voicing started in the operation from the basement overwhelming, it’s summer and winter periods with well Isparta rose and lavender garden for next year, Trabzon Sumela Monastery, Kars, Ani ruins, Adıyaman Nemrut, Diyarbakir and the planning of the region, such as Gaziantep He told me that it was taking. Stating that Pegas flew from Russia to Tanzania, Cuba, Serbia and Croatia, Ezici added that they flew from Kazakhstan to Egypt and Dubai and from Ukraine to Egypt.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s residence in his statement except for citizens who want to go on holiday it was gratifying in terms of tourism in Turkey also said Overwhelming, “Putin’s statements were based on our expectations and say that it is promising for the new season would not be wrong. Russian tourists to Turkey still has the most attractive holiday destinations. As one of the agencies hosting the most guests from Russia, we are ready with all our precautions. He said that with the acceleration of vaccination, the situation will change positively.


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