Turkey will close its doors to low-income Russians – this is how their Turkish colleagues assessed the forecast from the Russian tourism media. We are talking about ATOR’s forecast of a 20-50% increase in prices in Turkey, depending on the hotel.
“Russians who previously bought cheap tickets will not be able to use this opportunity again. Wealthy tourists will go to Turkey, who calmly pay for a week’s vacation with an average vacation cost of 5,000 dollars, while the low-income middle class is gradually closing the way to Turkey,” Turkish media say.
Also, according to them, competition is growing. Since the energy crisis will not end, and the cost of air tickets will continue to rise, Turkey will bet on Europeans, for whom prices will remain relatively affordable, experts are sure. While for Russians, the situation will only get worse – due to problems with transport, expensive tickets, and higher prices for tours.
We will remind you that ATOR placed the main emphasis in its forecast on the availability of transportation. “If the situation with the volume of air transportation to Turkey improves by the summer of 2023, then another price increase by Turkish hoteliers will go almost unnoticed. Prices will remain approximately at this year’s level, those tourists who have already traveled to Turkey at current prices will continue to do so, especially under the conditions of a shortage abroad,” the forecast reads. But if hotel prices rise, and the situation with air travel worsens, then Russians will “vote with their wallets” and may “skip the season.”