“Safe Holiday” Revived Tourism
From Turkey Oct 02, 2020
Muğla and its districts offer a safe holiday opportunity to guests with its COVID-19 measures.
Tourism professionals who want to offer healthy and safe holiday opportunities to domestic and international tourists during the pandemic apply the Safe Tourism Certification Program. Tourists from countries, where the travel ban has been lifted, have their holidays with peace of mind at facilities with the highest level of measures.
Guests in the popular tourism centres of Muğla return to their countries with a happy heart. Orhan Kavala, the Secretary General of Bodrum Hotel Association (BODER), said that tourists were fascinated by the measures taken. Kavala stated that many tourists now prefer Turkey since other countries, especially Greece, have problems within their borders.
Tourists feel safer here than their countries
And Ali Mürşit Yağmur, Chairman of the Dalyan Hotels Association, said that they were more of a boutique tourism region. Stating that their region received attention during this period, Yağmur added, “International tourists come to Dalyan mostly in September and October. We especially receive British visitors. People feel safer and more peaceful here than they do in their countries.”
Bülent Bülbüloğlu, Chairman of South Aegean Touristic Hotels and Businesses Association (GETOB), said that Turkey’s expansive safe tourism program set an example for other countries.
Suat Esin, Chairman of Marmaris Regional Executive Board of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), said that Turkey was a shining star in its region, and COVID-19 measures increased everyone’s trust in the country. Pointing out that the Safe Tourism Certification Program was very well managed, Esin said that the UK and Russia markets were looking good until the end of October.