Turkey’s tourism revenues increase by 11 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 30 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
Tourism revenues in Turkey have increased by 11 percent to $23 billion in 2011 compared to 2010, the Turkish Statistics Institute said on its website today.
The revenues obtained from tourism in the fourth quarter fell by one percent to $5.2 billion compared to the same period of 2010.
About 37 million tourists visited Turkey in 2011. The expenditures per person were about $637.
The number of tourists visiting Turkey increased by 5.5 percent to 7.4 million people in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the same period of 2010.
The expenditures on tourism, which include Turkish citizens' expenditures who went abroad, increased by three percent to $4.9 billion in 2011 compared to 2010.