The value of inbound visitors to Europe has returned to pre-pandemic levels with domestic tourism in the region also back in positive territory, reveals new research from WTM. The WTM Global Travel Report, in association with Tourism Economics, is published to mark the opening of this year’s WTM London, the world’s most influential travel and tourism event.
The International Air Transport Association annual general meeting is underway in Istanbul. Here Breaking Travel News brings you the biggest stories from the event
Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the ‘Turkiye Cultural Route Festivals’ spreads widely to the five cities with more comprehensive events than ever. The festivals to be held in Istanbul, Ankara, Canakkale, Diyarbakır and Konya between September 16 and October 23, are expected to be spanning to the all parts of the country soon.
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of its first Radisson Individuals property in Turkey, Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul.
TUI plans to bring around 1.5 million customers to Turkey this summer – increasing its capacity across all markets compared to 2019 levels. One million of these customers will be travelling to Antalya and as a key destination to TUI’s growth strategy, it’s naming one of its newest aircraft Antalya.
With many airline routes out of Russia closed in the response to the invasion of Ukraine, a number of secondary countries have effectively become gateways for passengers.
Radisson Hotel Group has opened its first ski hotel in Turkey, Radisson Blu Hotel, Mount Erciyes. The property becomes the second hotel from the company in the Kayseri province.
Peninsula Hotels has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Crook as managing director of the Peninsula Istanbul. He will assume the role on January 24th.
Somerset Maslak Istanbul has been honoured with the title of Turkey’s Leading Serviced Apartments at the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Mine Tan Balto, general manager of the property, to find out how it feels to have been recognised by voters from around the globe
Jet2.com is relaunching flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman today, as the airline and tour operator responds quickly to demand for holidays.