90% less tourism from Norway to Turkey

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Norwegians almost completely snub former favourite
In just four years, the number of Norwegians going on holiday to Turkey has dropped by 90%. Meanwhile, the number of travellers visiting Greece, Croatia and Spain has risen.
Due to lack of demand, 2017 has been the first year that tour operator Apollo Reiser has operated no charter flights to Turkey at all.
“In the record year of 2013, nearly 400,000 Norwegians went on package tours to Turkey. This year, the number was around 40,000,” said Apollo’s chief executive, Erik Haug.
Yet overall, traditional package deals to sunny places have remained stable in Norway over the last three years, at about a million tourists.
“Ten years ago, Apollo had only one direct flight to Croatia from Oslo. This summer we had 11 direct flights from ten different cities in Norway,” Haug said.
Terrorism appears to be the reason for the trend away from Turkey, but Haug could not say why tourism had fallen so dramatically in Turkey while remaining stable in the UK, France and Spain, all of which have also been the victim of several attacks.
Norway Today


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