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Tourist flow to Istanbul ups by 18 percent

Business Materials 7 September 2012 18:50

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 7 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Istanbul for eight months, was about 6.15 million, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism said today.

According to the report, the figure is 18 percent more than during the same period of last year.

Country

Number of tourists in thousands, Jan-Aug.

Germany

708 , 863

Russia

349 , 109

U.S

322 , 272

France

295 , 320

Italy

285 , 153

Iran

284 , 866

England

281 , 594

Holland

175 , 675

Iraq

137 , 237

Spain

133 , 842

Libya

131 , 269

Azerbaijan

127 , 907

Ukraine

124 , 638

Japan

121 , 774

Saudi Arabia

119 , 551

Tunisia

52 , 547

Egypt

68 ,378

Algeria

63 , 14

Jordan

51 , 297

Yemen

7 ,182

According to the report, more than 5.8 million of tourists used the country's airspace.

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