"We hope that about one million Russian tourists will come to [visit] us this year. From next year, we expect to return to earlier figures," Avci told the NTV television channel.
He added that the crisis in the country’s tourism industry negatively affected 56 areas linked to it.
Ties between Moscow and Ankara soured last fall after a Turkish jet downed a Russian plane over Syria. Russia suspended charter flights and the sale of package tours to Turkey as part of measures taken in response to Ankara's actions.
In 2015, 3.65 million Russian tourists visited Turkey. After the incident with the Russian jet, the number of Russian tourists who visited Turkey's Antalya between January and May 2016 decreased 26 times compared to previous year.
On June 29, Erdogan and Putin agreed during a phone call to meet in person later this year. Putin then lifted the ban on charter flights to Turkey and ordered the government to negotiate the revival bilateral trade with Ankara.