Since the lifting of travel restrictions.. 20,000 Russian tourists arrive daily in Antalya
Russian tourists are flocking to the Turkish state of Antalya (south), bringing the number of daily arrivals to about 20,000, since the Russian authorities lifted the ban on flights with Turkey on June 22.
In a statement to Anadolu Agency on Thursday, Dhafer Alkaya, the general manager of the Cornella Diamond Resort in Antalya, said that with the resumption of Russian flights to Turkey, about 20,000 Russian tourists a day began landing at the state airport.
Alkaya pointed out that Antalya is considered the "fortress of tourism" in Turkey and the most likely by Russian tourists for holidays after the Corona pandemic.
He stated that in January 2020, the state received about 250,000 Russian tourists, and in February of the same year, the number of Russian tourists reached 200,000.
Alkaya expressed his aspirations that the current tourist season will perform better than last year, with the third phase of a gradual return to normal life, after lifting the restrictions imposed in the fight against the Corona virus.
Russia had taken the decision to restrict regular and chartered flights with Turkey, from last April 15 to June 1, and then extended the decision until the 21st of the same month.