Turkey expecting rise in number of incoming Russian tourists
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
In 2019, the number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey will increase by 10-15 percent compared to 2018, said Firuz Baglikaya, the head of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB), Trend reports via Turkish media.
Baglikaya noted that the number of Russian tourists in Turkey is expected to exceed six million people in 2019.
He added that the Turkish tourist market is undoubtedly the most attractive for Russian tourists.
In 2018, Turkey was visited by 39.488 million foreign tourists.
In January 2019, 1.539 million tourists visited Turkey, which is 5.33 percent more compared to January 2018.
Over 918,000 tourists visited Istanbul and 116,000 tourists traveled to Antalya in this period.
Most of the tourists, who visited Turkey in January, came from Bulgaria (113,800) and Georgia (112,300).
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