Preparations are OK in Alanya, tourism professionals are waiting for the outbreak

Turkey Hoteliers Federation (TUROFED) Board Member and Alanya Tourist Operators Association (ALTİD) President Burhan Sili, a new type of corona virus (Covidien-19) when eliminating the threat that the fastest recovery started to process, "As of July began the internal market in mid-June There will be a move in the foreign market," he said.

ALTİD President Burhan Sili made evaluations about the developments in the virus epidemic process. Stating that corona virus has serious negative effects worldwide, Sili also said that there is a decline in all countries where this epidemic has spread. "Covidien-19 has become a serious epidemic in the world and Turkey. This incident has been accepted by the World Health Organization(WHO) and is now gradually declining in all countries where this epidemic has spread, except for a few countries. Especially when we look at our country, it is seen that the number of patients recovering from the last 4 days is more than the number of infected patients, there is a positive trend. At this point, it is predicted that the recovery process will begin in late May. We are in an effort to take precautions despite the adverse effects of the epidemic in terms of tourism.”

"There will be an action as a result of the epidemic decreasing and ending”
Stating that they are continuing their preparatory work in tourism, Sili said, “Studies are carried out in terms of what to do both in our facilities and in the transfer dimension of this business. Therefore, we are in an effort to take all necessary precautions in terms of the health of our domestic guests and foreign guests who will come here in the domestic market, and we realize them. There will be a movement as a result of the epidemic decreasing in our country and in the source markets. There will be important results not only in terms of tourism but also in economic terms. My opinion is that there will be a movement in the foreign market as of July, which started with the domestic market in mid-June. However, I think the density will not be much. "It will be a season in which we will work with a maximum capacity of 50-60 percent."


"We will continue to work in November and December"
Sili said that the tourism season will be extended this year and said: “This season seems to be a little longer. Normally we would start closing our facilities by October. If this happens, we will probably continue working in November and December. When we look at our resources it seems to be ahead of the market, especially Europe and Turkey in the Russian market. The fact that Turkey is a reliable country, in terms of overall health and in terms of protecting the health of our guests are coming because we see that we are moving ahead very quickly. We get this information when we talk about click counts, tour operators abroad and sales agents. We hope that we will get through this process in a very short time and we will have the opportunity to come to the points we have targeted before. ”



2020 Ramadan In Turkey2020 Ramadan In Turkey24.04.2020Ramadan is a holy month. It is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar that begins (and ends) with the appearance of the new moon. It is a month of fasting, communal prayer, introspection and reading the Koran. During this month, people refrain from food, drinks, smoking, sexual activity and any form of impure thoughts from sunrise till sunset. As soon as the sun sets, and after prayer, people gather to enjoy Iftar, the meal that breaks the fast and that usually starts with dates, sweetened milk or water, and apricots. Traditionally, just before sunrise, the Ramadan Drummers do their wake-up call to warn people that if they still want to eat a meal before dawn, now is the time. Some people, while religious, do not fast. These can be children, people who are too weak or old, pregnant women, or even travelers who are on a long journey. Usually, the fasting is then substituted by feeding the poor, volunteering or performing righteous works. Eating or drinking at the wrong time or being unable to fast due to illness, can be compensated with an extra day of fasting. The end of the Ramadan in Turkey and its fast is celebrated as Ramazan Bayramı – Şeker Bayramı or Sugar Feast. This is one of the most important religious holidays of the Muslim calendar. Allah now forgives past sins of those who have complied to the holy month. You will see children wearing new clothes, people exchanging gifts and delicious pastries, and lots of people on the road when the family is visited. These are probably the busiest days of the year in Turkey. The Sugar Feast marks the end of the holy Ramadan month. It is a three and a half day long celebration that starts with Sugar Feast Eve. Most administrations are closed in the afternoon when people start preparing food and baklava for the Sugar Feast. From this time on, expect traffic to become hectic all over Turkey. The next day, when Ramazan Bayramı starts, you’ll see people wearing their best clothes, and enormous amounts of sweets and traditional desserts such as baklava are consumed, hence the name Sugar Feast. People all over Turkey visit their relatives, honor the dead by visiting the cemetery, and children go door-to-door hoping for sweets or some money. You’ll hear people wishing you (or anyone else) İyi Bayramlar, which translates to have a good feast. People kiss older people’s hands as a sign of respect when they transfer their wishes. During the 3-day long Sugar Feast, all schools and official administrations are more