The CEO of Jet2holidays, “Turkey is a very stable country”
Steve Heapy, the CEO of Jet2holidays, said, “Neither the war in Syria nor terrorist attacks against Turkey scare the British. Turkey is one of the safest destinations. It has a stable government and taken effective precautions to stop terrorism.” Heapy met the tourism administrations from the Aegean District at a meeting held in a hotel in Marmaris and stated that they expected to be welcomed by tour operators and hotel firms in Turkey. Heapy maintained that at least 170 thousand tourists were to be brought to Turkey this year and they wanted to increase this number to 320 thousand in 2014. Heapy noted, “When we came to Turkey 5 years ago, it seemed that there was nothing but now we bring 100 thousand British tourists by 59 planes.” Heapy explained 19 planes landed in Dalaman in a week this year and they wanted to increase this number with the support of the Turkish government and hotels. Heapy also assessed the current bad situations in the region from the point of the British market and said, “Neither the war in Syria nor terrorist attacks against Turkey scare the British. Turkey is a very big country. Syria and people around that region have problems but Turkey is one of the safest destinations. Turkey has a very stable country and the government has taken effective methods to stop terrorism. We have not received a serious complaint from our clients.” Heapy who wanted to bring tourists and asked for the support of tour operators having planes stated that they wanted to carry out long-term projects in Turkey.