Cappadocia For travellers visiting Turkey, a region of swirling volcanic-rock landscapes that like the handiwork of cheeky elves is a must-see. The granite is actually being gradually eroded by the wind and water. The principal tourist attractions are the Cappadocian villages, carved out of the hillsides, the Byzantine-era rock-cut churches with exquisite paintings, and the labyrinthine underground cities where early Christians once retreated from assailants.
New regions are being impacted by global warming every day. When the anticipated snowfall failed to materialise despite the start of winter, ski resorts all over the world and in Turkey faced a challenging position as visitors switched to Cappadocia. As schools started their semester break, parents and kids who had planned trips to ski slopes had to reconsider their plans.
When the necessary amount of snow could not be attained in the ski resorts, tourists flocked to the Cappadocia region instead.
With the influx of ski tourists, the Cappadocia region’s occupancy rate—which had already reached a certain level due to the half-year holiday—rose to almost 50%. Serkan Ipal took a trip from Adana to Cappadocia as a gift for his children’s report cards; “I’ve gone to the Cappadocia region before. The kids were really inquisitive. We came as a reward for doing well in school.” Tuana Ipal went to Cappadocia as a Christmas present for her grade. She uttered: “I have never been to Cappadocia before. Never before have I done this.”
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The Yüksel family, who claimed to have come from Burdur to the Kayseri Erciyes Ski Center for a vacation, is one of the families who gave up their ski vacations and went to Cappadocia. Burak Kaan Yüksel asserted that he took his family to Cappadocia as a reward for getting good grades; “This place is called Fairy Tale City. It really is a scene out of a book.” According to mother Esra Yüksel, the family visited Cappadocia and the Erciyes Ski Center during the semester break. Father Murat Yüksel claimed the following:
“Both the ski resort and Cappadocia were on the children’s bucket list. They travelled to both locations in this manner. But at Erciyes, we couldn’t get the profit we wanted. Snow had been sprayed,”
Ali Yaşar Yiit and Emirhan Ünal, who came from Kayseri and Nide, respectively, were two of the young people who modified their vacation plans to go to Cappadocia because there wasn’t any snow at the ski resorts.