Turkey to encourage tourism’s development
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will provide financial support for the country's tourism operators to attract tourists from abroad, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, the TRT Haber news channel reported Feb. 4.
He said Ankara also intends to compensate the costs of transportation of tourists by aircraft and will allocate $6,000 for the payment for fuel used in flight to one side.
However, the PM didn't specify whether or not this compensation will be non-recurring.
He also pointed out that tourism is one of the most important sectors of the Turkish economy.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the country's incomes from tourism rose in 2014 by 6.2 percent compared with the same figures for 2013 standing at $34.305 billion.
Some 81.5 percent of these incomes were received from foreign tourists, and 18.5 percent - from the Turkish citizens living abroad and visiting the country.
Edited by SI