According to the news source of the tourism sector, Tourism News Center, tourists who spoke to the Russian Moskovskiy Komsomolets newspaper from Antalya about the increasing prices in Turkey due to high inflation complained about the tripling of prices compared to last season.
The Russian Moskovskiy Komsomolets newspaper reported that a group of four friends from St. Petersburg, Russia, which is Turkey's main market in tourism, spent 525 thousand rubles (approximately 6 thousand 450 dollars) for a 21-day vacation in Antalya, noting that a fruit puree for children sold for 39 rubles in Moscow corresponds to 280 rubles in Turkey.
Russian tourists vacationing in Antalya complained to Moskovskiy Komsomolets that the cheapest hamburger costs 508 rubles and the price of a meal in a restaurant ranges from 3,900 to 5,800 rubles. A russian tourist named Yevgeniya told the newspaper that she bought medicine for 900 rubles in Russia for 180 rubles in Kemer.
The newspaper also reported that many tourists who came to Turkey a year ago will prefer other countries in the 2023 tourism season due to high prices.