Turkey interested in tourism development in northern provinces - ministry

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey is interested in the development of tourism in the northern provinces, in particular on the Black Sea coast, the Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey told Trend July 20.

The ministry noted that, the Black Sea region has a significant tourism potential, but this region is mainly popular among local tourists.

"The work is underway currently to attract foreign tourists to the Black Sea region of Turkey," the ministry stated.

Additional investments will be made in the Black Sea region to develop the tourism sector, the ministry announced.

At the same time, the ministry did not indicate the size of investments that are expected to be invested in the development of the tourism sector in the Black Sea region.

Some 3,678,440 tourists visited Turkey in May 2018, which is 27.29 percent more than in the same period in 2017.

The Turkish province of Antalya was visited by 1,575,613 tourists in May 2018, which accounted for 42.83 percent of the total number of tourists. Istanbul was visited by 984,028 people, which accounted for 26.75 percent of the total number of tourists who visited Turkey during the specified period.

The remaining 30.42 percent of tourists who visited Turkey in May 2018 fell on other tourist provinces.

Turkey was visited by 436 887 tourists from Germany in May 2018, which is 11.88 percent more compared to the same month of 2017.

Turkey was visited by 273 203 tourists from the UK, 203 232 tourists from Georgia, 197 324 tourists from Bulgaria in May 2018.

Some 11 462 407 tourists visited Turkey during the five months of 2018, which is 30.8 percent more than in the same period in 2017.

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