New Message: Covid-19 coup to Safranbolu ??

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Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19), the worst tourist season in history is experienced in the Safranbolu district of Karabük, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
218 thousand cases seen in Turkey and more than 5 thousand people lost their lives, because of the curfew coronavirus, after a period of important measures such as restrictions banned from travel to the city entrances and exits.
In Safranbolu, where historical buildings such as inns, baths, mosques, mansions, fountains and bridges from the Ottoman period are located, shops, especially hotels, were closed within the scope of the measures.
After the coronavirus measures were removed with normalization, the tourist district, where there was a small amount of tourist mobility, experienced a significant decrease in the number of tourists compared to the first half of last year.
In the first six months of 2019, Safranbolu, which hosted a total of 142 thousand 761 tourists, including 43 thousand 100 foreigners, 99 thousand 661 locals, decreased by 66.5 percent due to corona virus. The historical district hosted a total of 47,684 tourists, 7 thousand 643 foreigners and 40 thousand 41 locals, in the first six months of 2020.
Compared to the first six months of last year, the number of foreign tourists decreased by 82.2 percent, while domestic tourists experienced a decrease of 59.5 percent. In the first six months of the year, the most foreign tourists came from Taiwan with 3,816, followed by China with 1,400 tourists.
Safranbolu, which is among the “top 20 protected cities”, is known as “the capital of protection”, “the fingerprint of the Ottoman Empire” and “open air museum”, hosted 1.3 million tourists together with excursionists in 2019. IHA

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