Stating that the news that touristic facilities are completely full does not reflect the truth, representatives of the tourism sector in Antalya said that campaigns such as pay 5 nights and stay 6 nights or pay 4 and stay 5 nights show that things are not going well.
Stating that there are serious problems in the regions working with Russians, which is Turkey's main market in tourism, the representatives of the sector in Antalya emphasized that when the Russians did not come to the Kemer region, they turned to the domestic market and alternative markets, the hotels made very serious campaigns by breaking the prices, and if the Russian tourism market does not open at the desired level, the sector will be in trouble. Noting that the tourism sector has no chance to recover with these costs if July-August is troubled, sector representatives made the following statements to Tourism FM:
''The fact that Egypt is cheap forces us. For example, while a one-week vacation in Turkey in a five-star hotel is 100 thousand liras, there is the possibility of a vacation in Egypt for 25 thousand liras. Even vacationers in Turkey are currently going to Egypt. Russians, Germans, Dutch, British prefer Egypt. Egypt is on average 50 percent cheaper than Turkey. Since the foreign currency is suppressed in Turkey, the Euro and Dollar exchange rates are very low. That is why Turkey is expensive for foreigners. The Euro should be at least 40 TL. Tourism and exporters cannot compete.''
Stating that the share of personnel expenses in tourism expenses is very high, sector representatives noted that facilities that look like five-star hotels but in reality are not, have fallen to thousands of liras, that tourists who are disappointed by the photos of the hotels are disappointed, and that these are indicators that there are serious problems in the sector.