Turkey’s tourism in free-fall

June 30, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

ISTANBUL, 30 June 2016: Turkey’s already limping tourism industry is suffering a fresh grievous blow after the latest in a series of attacks targeted at tourists claimed dozens of lives, analysts said Wednesday.

“This is very bad news for tourism and more generally for air travel. It’s an attack that directly targeted travellers,” said Jean-Pierre Mas, head of French travel agencies association Entreprises du Voyage.

The suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport — which also left hundreds wounded – come just days after Kurdish separatists issued a warning to travellers against visiting the country. Read more