After the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey’s tourism sector will suffer significant changes
Local tourism industry representatives agree with this opinion
According to a statement by Cem Polat Oglu, a spokesman for the Turkish tour operator platform, the demand for boutique hotel services will increase significantly after the pandemic. He added that these hotels will pass the golden age, and people will no longer prefer large hotels.
“Mass tourism will lose its popularity. Hygienic conditions and health safety are at stake…” “There will no longer be tables for 15 people. They will be replaced by tables for a maximum of 6 people. Entrances to beaches will be more limited. The distance between the sun loungers will be increased. Vacationers will be required to keep a certain distance from each other. All this requires additional money”, – said Cem Polat Oglu.
The cruise tourism sector will also change. According to the spokesman, there is nowhere to run away from each other on ships; if one passenger falls ill, everyone onboard can become infected in a short time.
Following the thoughts of Polat Oglu, group tours and trips will no longer be in demand.
Yakup Demir, head of the Cesme travel hotelier’s association (ÇEŞTOB), added that the changes could be serious, from traveling to checking in. Serious changes are coming. This mainly concerns the hotel business. There are many people in this sector in one place, which increases the risk of infection.