11 october, 2020
As it follows from the statistics of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the country from January to August was visited by 772,7 thousand Russians, more tourists came only from Germany. This figure is 84% less than in the same period a year earlier (4,8 million).
TOP-5 source markets also includes Bulgaria (532,4 thousand), Ukraine (520,8 thousand) and Great Britain (465,2 thousand). In total, from January to August, 7,26 million foreigners visited Turkey (a year earlier there were 31 million).
Most often, travelers visited Istanbul – 3,2 million, Antalya – 1,4 million, Edirne province - 981 thousand, Artvin - 383 thousand and Mugla – 304,3 thousand.
Almost 440 thousand guests arrived from Russia to Turkey in August (-59%). The second place was taken by Great Britain – 260,8 thousand, and in the third place is Ukraine with 255,7 thousand. In...
28 september, 2020
Official Message by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
In the 40 years since the very first World Tourism Day, much has changed. Demand for travel has soared. The world has opened up, allowing more people than ever to explore the globe and its different cultures.
Today, tourism is firmly established in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as an engine for advancing prosperity, protecting our planet and laying the foundations for peace and understanding among peoples.
Many millions of people around the world rely on tourism for income, especially women and young people. People who might otherwise have been left behind have found decent work and the chance of a better life thanks to tourism’s unique potential.
Tourism has suffered enormously during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 120 million jobs are at risk. The impacts could...
17 september, 2020
Madrid, Spain, 8 September 2020 – The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world.Celebrated on 27 September with the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”, this year’s international day of observation comes at a critical moment, as countries around the world look to tourism to drive recovery, including in rural communities where the sector is a leading employer and economic pillar.The 2020 edition also comes as governments look to the sector to drive recovery from the effects of the pandemic and with the enhanced recognition of tourism at the highest United Nations level. This was most notably illustrated with the recent release of a landmark Policy Brief on tourism from UN Secretary-General Antonio...
13 july, 2020
Madrid, Spain, 13 July 2020 - The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the reopening of the destination and the steps the local authorities have taken to keep both visitors and tourism workers safe as the sector restarts.UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, for a series of high-level meetings with both public and private sector leaders. The delegation met with the President of the Canary Islands Ángel Víctor Torres and the Secretary of Tourism for the Canary Islands Yaiza Castilla, as well as with the Spanish government’s representative on the islands, Anselmo Pestana and the President of Town Hall of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales. FIJET members took part at the Canary Islands’ visit.