Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The representatives of local associations warn that overcharging tourists in Bodrum’s restaurants or cafés could frighten visitors away very soon. Sometimes tourists pay more than 10 times the standard price.
Mahmut Kocadan, head of Bodrum’s trade chamber said,
“Two bottles of mineral water are sold for 30 Turkish Liras [almost $15]. If no urgent measures are adopted,they will kill Bodrum. Tourists who come here eat the most expensive dinner and, to be fair, experience the biggest rip-off in the world.”
He also explained that many restaurant and café managers were looking to enrich themselves in just one summer season.
Turkey has tried long to draw tourists with low and reasonable prices. But for the past few years, prices in resort areas such as Bodrum and Çeşme have become overpriced, due to rich tourists who prefer to pay more to show off their status. However, the practice is now spreading to businesses targeting more modest families.
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