Turkish hotels will not raise prices after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of their occupancy. This was stated by the head of the Federation of hoteliers of Turkey Sururi Chorabatyr on Thursday, April 30.
“We signed all the contracts for this season with travel agencies last year. And we can’t retroactively raise prices. Whether this year there is a complete lack of tourists or, on the contrary, overcrowding of hotels, prices remain the same as agreed in the contracts.
In addition, Corabatir allow discounts and promotions in hotels, but “it will not mean falling prices as a whole.”
According to him, after the resumption of work, the costs of hoteliers may increase due to the need for disinfectants and an increase in the number of staff. However, the Turkish authorities provide sufficient support to the industries affected by the pandemic, including tourism, Chorabatyr assured.
He also expressed hope that after the end of the pandemic, Russians will come to Turkey even more actively.
The country’s authorities hope to open the tourist season at the end of may. It is expected that citizens of Asian countries, as well as Germany and Austria, will be the first to come to Turkey for a vacation.
Hotels and restaurants will need to get certificates for the absence of coronavirus, which can be issued if a number of rules are observed, such as social distancing, regular sanitation and health checks of staff, as well as providing employees with personal protective equipment.
The media wrote that hotels in Turkey will refuse the buffet. However, Corabatir earlier assured that the system “all inclusive” will be saved.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December. Outside of China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 210 countries. On March 11, the world health organization (WHO) declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world.
According to Worldometer on April 30, in total, the coronavirus was detected in more than 3.2 million people in the world, 228 thousand people died.