Turkey tourism revenues up in1Q2019

Tourism Materials 30 April 2019 12:02 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 30

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

In the 1Q2019, Turkey’s tourism revenues amounted to $4.6 billion, having increased by 4.6 percent compared to the 1Q2018, Trend reports referring to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

According to the TUIK, 80.3 percent of Turkey's total income received in the tourism sector in the 1Q2019 accounted for foreign tourists. The remaining 19.7 percent accounted for Turkish citizens living abroad.

The TUIK report notes that in the 1Q2019, foreign tourists spent an average of $678 per person in Turkey, while Turkish citizens living abroad spent $765.

In the 1Q2019, 6.644 million tourists visited Turkey, which is 8.5 percent more compared to the same period of 2018.

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