Social media, bloggers boost Kuwaiti, Arab tourism to Turkey

  • Date: 18-Mar-2023
  • Source: Kuwait Times
  • Sector:Tourism
  • Country:Kuwait
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Social media, bloggers boost Kuwaiti, Arab tourism to Turkey

ANKARA: Due to the popularity of Turkish dramas in recent years, the flow of Kuwaiti and Arab tourists has increased in major Turkish cities such as Istanbul and Ankara. Nevertheless, with the advent of social media and online blogs, such tourists had widened their horizons, seeking leisure in other regions of Turkey.

Despite the tragic earthquake, which hit southern Turkey, Kuwaiti and Arab tourists made it a point to venture off usual destinations in the country and sought mostly nature and cultural experiences over the usual travel experience. Speaking to KUNA, several Kuwaiti and Arab tourists said that destinations such as Sapanca, Antalya, Bursa, and others were becoming more interesting to them.

Sara Al-Enizi, a Kuwaiti tourist, said that Kusadasi-a town on the coast of the western Aegean Sea-was heavily featured in social media coverages, which drove her interest to explore. She affirmed that the detailed tour of an account of Snapchat had helped her navigate Kusadasi easily, making her enjoy the experience without a hitch. Similarly, Kuwaiti tourists Ahmad Al-Kanderi and Dalal Al-Mulaifi owned the success of their visits to Sapanca and other cities to a coverage by a Kuwaiti blogger.

They both said that social media play a role in choosing

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