More and more tourists from Russia visiting Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey’s resort province of Antalya in August 2017 increased by 6 percent as compared to the same month of 2016, the Mediterranean Tourist Hoteliers Association (AKTOB) said in a message.
According to AKTOB, the number of German tourists visiting Turkey decreased by seven percent in August 2017 as compared to the same month of 2016.
In January-August 2017, 7.144 million tourists visited the Antalya province that is 63 percent more than in the same period of 2016, says the message.
It should be noted that according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), Turkey’s revenues from tourism increased by 8.7 percent and totaled $5.413 billion in 2Q17 as compared to the same period of 2016.
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey in June 2017 rose by 43.01 percent as compared to the same month of 2016. In June 2017, 3.486 million tourists visited the country, and 41,991 of them traveled to other countries through Turkey.
In six months of 2017, 12.249 million tourists visited Turkey that is 14.05 percent more than in the same period of 2016.
It should be noted that 25.352 million tourists visited the country in 2016 that is by 30 percent less than in 2015.
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