British Tourists Preferred Mugla in TurkeyNovember 20, 2018
Akdeniz Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association (AKTOB) According to the prepared report, British last year 44.8 billion pounds spent on international travel, the average length of stay abroad was 10.2 nights.
Following the 38th WTM London Travel Fair in London on 5-7 November 2018, AKTOB published a report on the UK travel market.
In the report, the United Kingdom, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, 79.4 percent of the travel volume is shared by Spain, France and Italy were recorded. When the international travel spending is an important source market area ranks fourth in the world in the United Kingdom compared the proportion of Turkey’s market share, Turkey cause of British tourists has been expressed that should be investigated are less interested.
According to the report, the average length of stay abroad for UK citizens in 2017 was 10.2 nights. The British spent 44.8 billion pounds on international travel. Since 2012, the number of trips abroad increased by 29 percent. British travel planning, family, friend advice and online travel sites took place at the beginning.
British tourists are most Mugla in Turkey, Istanbul and Antalya prefers. In 2018, tour operators and airplane companies have significantly increased their capacity due to rising British visitors and demand shifts in Antalya. Turkey was the destination of Antalya showing 72 percent increase compared to last year.
British tourist spending per person that performs on 2017 616 sterling seviyesindeyken, this figure was 580 pounds in Turkey.
In the report, it was emphasized that for the growth of the UK market, the development of golf and football tourism, increasing the direct flights to Antalya, the development of by-products supporting tourism, the promotion of nature sports and nature tourism and promotion for the concept of family should be increased.
TARGET 1 MILLION BRITISH TOURISM FOR ANTALYA
President of the AKTOB Erkan Yağcı, who expressed his views in the report, said that about 700 thousand British tourists will be guests in Antalya this year.
“We are aiming for the number of British people coming to Antalya to exceed 1 million. After England, Germany and Russia, the third source is the candidate for being a market,” said Yağcı.
Source NTV (Turkey)