Hoteliers of the Turkish city of Antalya have earned on Russian tourists in the first half of the year about €24.15 million, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).
“In June, Russian tourists occupied 317,000 hotel rooms in the resort. In this case, with an average yield of the room amounting to €76, our compatriots have brought hoteliers of Antalya about €24.15 million in revenue”, ATOR said, noting that the calculations are approximate.
The Association has specified that Turkey plans to increase by 2023 the number of tourists “profuse in expenditure” — those spending at least $1,000 during their stay in the country. Russians do not fall into this category though as almost 100% of Russian tourists in Turkey choose the “all inclusive” option, avoiding to visit local restaurants and cafes additional spendings.