Turkey sees increase of revenues in tourism sector by over 12%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey’s tourism revenue for 2018 increased by 12.3 percent, compared with 2017, and reached $29.512 billion, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), Trend reports.
Foreign tourists made up about 81.8 percent of the total income, followed by Turkish citizens living abroad, making up 18.2 percent.
An increase by 7.1 percent in Turkey’s tourism revenue was observed during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, thus reaching $6.5 billion.
The share of foreign tourists out of the total income during the said period was 82.6 percent, with that of the Turkish citizens living abroad standing at 17.4 percent.
Turkey’s tourism revenue amounted to $1.4 billion in December 2018. On average, every foreign tourist spent $678 in the country.