By. Justin Mays
Trust in the Turkish tourism sector continues to grow with the Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest chain hotel brands in the world, committing to more investment nationwide. Having identified Turkey as one of its top ten markets to invest in, Radisson aims to have 50 hotels with capacity for 10000 beds by 2025 in Turkey-doubling its investment in the market here. Three new hotels will open this year in Bodrum, Izmir and at Erciyes mountain ski resort close to Cappadocia. By just next year they expect to open three more hotels in Istanbul and in the Bursa province.
Radisson Hotel Group Deputy Chairperson for Africa and Turkey and Business Development Director Ramsay Rankoussi shared his thoughts with Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah.
“Turkey is a country of focus for our group and a very precious market….There has been no change in our mission. We continue to implement our 5-year development plan in the same way [regarding their investment plans for Turkey].
”Rankoussi credits Turkey’s smart handling of the pandemic and its impact on the tourism sector as a leader in the region and said similar governmental support does not exist elsewhere in the Middle Eastern and African markets. He added in his Daily Sabah interview, “Turkey is much more ahead when compared to other countries in terms of keeping the borders open to reviving the tourism sector, the support given to the private sector and as a country making rapid decisions to ensure these policies.
”The tourism season usually kicks off in Antalya in April and Turkey has committed to safe practices by prioritizing vaccinating employees in the tourism sector to ensure safe experiences for all. Foreign visitors seeking to buy property in Turkey can travel knowing safeguards are in place. For those not ready to get on a plane to find their dream homes for sale in Turkey we are here to help you navigate the system from afar.