PM: Turkey expects over 30M tourists in 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey expects the number of tourists visiting the country to be over 30 million in 2018, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, Turkish media reported on March 27.
Yildirim said that the tourism sector will be profitable in Turkey in 2018.
"Turkey has an important tourist potential in the region," Yildirim said.
According to the Turkish Institute of Statistics (TUİK), Turkey's revenues from the tourism sector grew by 18.9 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, and amounted to $26.283 billion.
Reportedly, 77.4 percent of the total income falls on the share of foreign tourists and 22.6 percent - Turkish citizens living abroad.
By late 2017, 32.4 million tourists visited Turkey, which is by 27.84 percent more than in 2016.
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