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Turkish government extends Eid al-Adha holiday to 10 days

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

couple peace hotelTurkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag announced that The Eid al–Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday has been extended to 10 days in Turkey.

The Eid al-Adha holiday will start on August 28 and end on September 3.

Earlier, President of Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED) Osman Ayik commented that the extension of the holiday will be good for the industry. He expects a high volume of tourism movement within the country. Ayik also said that local tourists will not only travel to seaside destinations but also to Anatolia in order to visit their families and relatives to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday together.

President of the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers Association (AKTOB) Erkan Yagci said that it is difficult to guess how many will travel for holiday but he expects that occupancy in hotels will reach to 100% during the holiday period.

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