Day: September 3, 2021

Turkish Hotels to Close Early After UK ‘Red List’ Dashes Hopes | World News

By Ceyda Caglayan and Canan Sevgili

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – When Britain announced Turkey would stay on its “red list” of travel destinations last week, Onur Arican decided to close his boutique hotel on the Aegean coast early this year rather than wait out a summer season derailed by COVID-19 and wildfires.

In 2019, Britain was Turkey’s third-biggest source of tourists with 2.5 million visitors that year, most of whom flocked to the Turquoise Coast near Bodrum and Marmaris, where Arican runs his 19-room Mavi Yengec hotel.

This year the number of British guests was down by two thirds compared to

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