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Number of Chinese tourists visiting Turkey greatly increases

Tourism Materials 3 September 2018 15:17

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 3

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Some 34,010 tourists from China visited Turkey in July 2018, which is 65.07 percent more than in the same month of 2017, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey told Trend Sept. 3.

The ministry noted that the share of Chinese citizens in the total number of foreigners who visited Turkey in July 2018 accounted for 0.6 percent.

For comparison, this figure was 0.41 percent in July 2017.

Some 225,029 tourists from China visited Turkey in January-July 2018, which is 88.77 percent more than in the same period of 2017.

The share of Chinese citizens in the total number of foreigners who visited Turkey during the seven months of 2018 accounted for 1.04 percent.

The ministry noted that 5,671,801 tourists visited Turkey in July 2018, which is 11.74 percent more than in the same period of 2017.

Some 761,278 tourists from Germany, 354,851 - from the UK, 218,685 - from the Netherlands and 199,684 tourists from Ukraine visited Turkey in July 2018, and 4,142,303 tourists who visited Turkey in July 2018, fall to the share of other countries.

During the above-mentioned period, 2,103,421 tourists, accounting for 37.09 percent of the total number of tourists, visited the Turkish province of Antalya.

In July 2018, 1,502,397 tourists, accounting for 26.49 percent of the total number of tourists, visited Istanbul.

As of January-July 2018, 21,639,802 tourists visited Turkey, which is 24.9 percent more than in January-July 2017.

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