Turkey’s tourism revenues up by almost 20%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey’s revenues from tourism increased by 18.9 percent and totaled $26.283 billion in 2017 as compared to 2016, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) said in a message Jan. 31.
The message says that 77.4 percent of total volume of revenues accounted for the share of foreign tourists, and 22.6 percent – for the share of Turkish citizens living abroad.
The number of tourists who visited Turkey in 4Q17 rose by 23.1 percent as compared to the same period of 2016.
“In the fourth quarter of 2017, 8.2 million tourists visited Turkey, 83.2 percent of which are foreign tourists, and 16.8 percent are citizens of Turkey living abroad,” says the message.
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