|A billboard ads in Persian in Antalya Atatürk Street|
'Decline in Russian tourists and Sharp increase in Iranian Tourists in Antalya'. As can be inferred from the title, there is decline in the number of Russian tourists in Antalya than in the past. Of course in this case the economic crisis in Russia very effective.
|Iranian Tourists in The Hadrian's Gate|
The number of Russian visitors to Antalya in the 2 months declined 41%, down from 36 thousand to 21 thousand visitors. However, the number of tourists from Iran, as can be seen from the title of our article, on the rise day by day. The Iranian market showed an improvement by 44%, and the number of arrivals from Iran to Antalya in 2 months passed 150 thousand.
|Persian Shopping Fest is held in Markantalya Shopping Mall|
The surprising point is that Antalya's shopkeepers react immediately in this change. Not only in big shopping malls such as Deepo, Markantalya, but also small stores in Kaleici (Oldtown) district shopkeepers removed Russian advertising in their the Shops and put into Persian ads .
|A brochures in Persian in Cetinkaya Store in Antalya|
Even in Antalya, billboards, brochures in stores became Persian. In addition, Persian Shopping Fest is held in Markantalya Shopping Mall with the participation of Iranian artists.
Of course in Antalya streets now, Iran platter tour buses and private cars have become accustomed to see. When we talked about topic with shopkeepers, they are satisfied with the condition and said that Iranian tourists spend more money than Russian tourists.
|Iranian tourists in Antalya Airport|