After the mobilization decision implemented in Russia, the number of Russian tourists coming to the city reached between 16 and 19 thousand daily.
The tourism sector, which is active in the summer months, continues to experience heavy traffic.
Antalya was one of the cities with the highest tourist density in Turkey.
The activity in the region, which is popular with domestic and foreign tourists, continues in autumn.
Finally, Antalya Governor Ersin Yazıcı stated that as of today, the number of foreign tourists arriving in the city by air has reached 10 million 788 thousand 467.
“Our numbers are doing well”
Stating that the tourism sector is happy, Yazıcı said, “Tourism is everything. We carry the responsibility of being a city that provides one-third of the country’s tourism income on our shoulders. May the beauties in tourism continue to spread throughout the year. As of today, the number of foreign tourists entering the airport is 10 million 788 thousand 467. Our numbers are doing well. We are happy, we are satisfied. We are having a good season with the movement and abundance brought by tourism.” he said.
“If he throws his garbage into the sea, the heaviest penalty will be applied”
Explaining that they keep the measures strictly by keeping the coast guard team in the region, Yazıcı said, “I never feel sorry for sea pollution, I have a clear instruction, if he throws his garbage into the sea, the heaviest penalty will be applied. We impose fines. There was no big problem with pollution and security. There was a boat explosion in the bay, there is an irregularity from it.” said.
“We give temporary residence after the Russia-Ukraine War”
Pointing out that there are serious regional problems regarding foreigners, Yazıcı said, “There is also a significant increase in Russian, Kazakh and Iranian numbers. There are Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyz, Kazakhs and Iranians in the first five countries. Antalya is a world city. After the Russia-Ukraine War, we give temporary residence. Thousands of people became three, five times last year. Regarding residence, our residence permit in 2020 is 87 thousand 889, currently 177 thousand 796, the point reached in two years. We do not give residence to Syrians. Russia 50 thousand-odd, Kazakhstan 22 thousand 673, Ukraine 18 thousand 495, Kyrgyz 11 thousand 500, Iran 11 thousand 300.”
“The number of our guests coming to our hotels from Russia is in the range of 16-19 thousand”
Referring to the number of Russians who stayed in the city after the partial mobilization announced in Russia, Yazıcı said, “The difference between arrivals and departures on September 1 is 53 people, and on September 9, 221 people. These are possible numbers. On September 23, there were 881 people, the number of people decreased. 1,800 people on September 25. These are not very significant numbers. For a long time, the number of our guests coming to our hotels from Russia daily is in the range of 16-19 thousand. While the incoming and outgoing difference was limited to a few hundred people, it became 1,800 in the last few days. We are following this, to see if anything abnormal will happen. It’s okay if he stays at the hotel.” used the phrases.