TOURISM IN Turkey is unlikely to see a downturn in the wake of recent bombings in Marmaris and Antalya, the director of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office has claimed.
Cengiz Dönmez hailed British tourists as being among the most confident travellers when it comes to terror threats, citing past experiences with IRA bombings in London as a significant reason for the sector remaining unaffected.
Tens of thousands of tourists have stood by their bookings, despite the attacks in the resorts of Marmaris, Antalya and Istanbul. Figures show that very few of the 20,000 Brits who were on holiday in Turkey at the time wanted to come home.
ABTA spokesman, Keith Betton said: “As a nation we have changed our attitude to terrorism and are very resilient.”