In 2019, 1.2 million Ukrainian tourists visited the country. Despite the pandemic, demand is expected to remain strong in 2020.
Kyiv (UA) - Thanks to quick and effective steps taken to overcome the pandemic's consequences and introduce strict safety and hygiene measures, Turkey has become the most popular summer holiday destination among Ukrainians. Over the past four years, the number of tourists from Ukraine at Turkish resorts has increased by 52%. During 2019, 1.2 million Ukrainians visited the country.
Ukraine's tourism demand is also expected to be high in 2020. Ukrainians have already started planning summer holidays in Turkey, especially in Antalya. According to the agreements of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, Dmytro Kuleba and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, starting from July 1 Turkey will open its borders for Ukrainian tourists.
To implement these plans, Turkey has introduced the Certification of Health Tourism at the state level. The program involves preventive and protective measures in the fields of transport and tourism, health monitoring of employees and visitors to provide safe vacation conditions for foreign visitors.
International tourists have slightly changed their habits during their holidays. According to one of the largest real estate companies in Turkey, Antalya Homes, more and more Ukrainians are getting interested in private villas or residences instead of hotels.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, during 2017-2019, the number of apartments purchased by Ukrainian citizens in Turkey has increased by 43%. And over the past four years, it has increased by 50%. The demand of the Ukrainians for the Turkish real estate is expected to continue growing this year.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Turkish real estate company Antalya Homes Bayram Tekçe said, "Antalya has always been the best holiday destination for Ukrainians. After Turkey's success in overcoming the consequences of the pandemic, the demand for tourism in our country is growing again. Announcement regarding the start of charter flights sparked interest: many Ukrainians started planning their holidays in Antalya. Ukrainians' interest in buying a property in Turkey has also increased. There is a need for social distancing because of the pandemic. Thus, people choose private residences instead of hotels."
Opportunities to invest in Turkish real estate are also in high demand among Ukrainians. Ukraine is among the top 20 countries by the number of real estates purchased in Turkey. Over the last four years, the number of Ukrainian buyers has grown by 50%. Demand for houses and land plots in Turkey has increased even more due to the pandemic.
0,000 investment in Turkish real estate offers the opportunity of joining the immigration program. The country grants citizenship to the investor, his wife, or her husband, and minor children. Antalya Homes, Turkey's leading real estate company, focuses on special investment opportunities for Ukraine: improving the quality of life through the acquisition of residential real estate.