Tourism: Turkey's small hotels to be closed down, official

Affected by the decrease in the number of British tourists

04 March, 12:59

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, MARCH 4 - Small apartment hotels in the Aegean province of Mugla's Marmaris are to be closed down as they are unable to maintain the 'all-inclusive' system that has become widespread in the hospitality industry. According to the information provided to Anatolia news agency by the Marmaris Tourism Union (MARTAB), apartment hotels constitute 20% of the 50,000-bed capacity in the town. Tourism officials said that apartment hotels could not offer the all-inclusive system because of their insufficient physical capacity. Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TURSAB) Marmaris Regional Executive Committee (BYK) President Ismail Ozbozdag said that the recent decrease in the number of British tourists in the region affected small hotels and apartment hotels the most. He said that measures should be taken to save the apartment hotels.(ANSAmed).