Number of foreign tourists in Istanbul increases
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
In August 2017, 1.247 million foreign tourists visited Istanbul, which is by 37 percent more than in the same period of 2016, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism told Trend Sept. 21.
In January-August 2017, 6.952 million foreign tourists visited Istanbul, which is by 10.8 percent more than in the same period of 2016, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, 656,400 tourists arrived in Istanbul from Germany, 526,800 tourists - from Iran and 413,200 people - from Saudi Arabia.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, in April-June 2017, revenues from the country’s tourism sector increased by 8.7 percent and reached $5.4 billion compared to the same period of 2016.
In January-June 2017, 12.25 million foreign tourists visited Turkey, which is by 14.05 percent more compared to the same period of 2016.
The number of foreigners who visited Turkey in June 2017 was by 43 percent more than in the same period of 2016.
In June 2017, almost 3.5 million foreigners visited Turkey, 42,000 of them traveled to other countries through Turkey.
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