Turkey’s tourism industry took a nose dive due to the threat of terrorism but it’s springing back as confidence returns. In the UK alone, visitors in 2018 are expected to increase by 69% this year (*source: ABTA Travel Trends Report). It appears that people are refusing to live in fear and that Turkey’s stunning beaches, mountains, cuisine, culture and shopping are far too tempting.
The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is located on a remove private beach in southwest Turkey and compared to this time last year, they have seen a bookings increase of 195%. Turkey has always been a top destination; in 2015 it was the sixth most visited country in the world, attracting over 40 million visitors per year. With guaranteed sunshine, great value and popular airports in the UK offering flights, including new regional routes from Edinburgh and Manchester, the trend is sure to grow further.
Tunç Batum, General Manager of the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa, comments:
“We are thrilled to report increased bookings to the hotel in 2018. The location of the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme is the perfect base to explore the region of Dalaman and offers so many activities for families, couples and friends to enjoy, such as the sweeping coastline with a limitless choice of water sports, bustling markets, ancient artefacts to investigate, diverse bird and wildlife watching, as well as outdoor adventures such as rock climbing and paragliding. Many of these activities can be enjoyed year-round. For this reason and due to increased demand, we have decided to keep the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa open throughout the winter months and welcome travellers all year round.”
The hotel is just 15km from Dalaman International Airport (10-minute drive), within walking distance of Sarigerme and is conveniently nestled between the dramatic Verdant Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The luxurious resort boasts 23 restaurants serving everything from traditional Turkish cuisine to various international dishes. The 6000 sq.m. Spa boasts a steam room, whirlpool as well as Roman and Turkish baths. You can book contemporary bedrooms with breathtaking views or luxurious suites with up to 3 bedrooms. The private beach is a sweet attraction for the property as are the amenities; including ten swimming pools, waterpark, modern kids club, tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness centre.
During quieter Winter months ing Sarigerme, it’s a haven for explorers who can search the ancient Dalyan Rock Tombs dated from the 4th century BC or tackle the stunning Lycian Way hiking trails which feature Roman paths, amphitheatres and incredible wildlife. You can also have fun and haggle at the busy Fethiye and Dalaman markets.
The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa re-opens 17th March 2018.
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