The country was visited by a record number of people.
Last year, Turkey was visited by nearly 39.5 million foreign visitors, and tourism revenues grew by 12.3 percent to 29,513 billion U.S. dollars. This was reported in the Institute of statistics and the Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey.
“The number of tourists who visited Turkey in 2018, was approximately 39 million 488 thousand foreigners, which is 21,84% higher than in 2017. Together with the Turkish citizens living abroad, it – 46 million 113 thousand tourists,” – said the Turkish Ministry of culture and tourism.
In the five countries, where Turkey has arrived the largest number of tourists, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, UK, Georgia.
According to the Turkish statistical Institute, the country’s income from tourism last year increased by 12.3% compared with the year 2017, and $ 29,513 billion U.S. dollars.
The income of Turkey from the expenditures of tourists during the holidays in 2018 totaled 22,546 billion dollars from the sale of tours were received almost $ 7 billion.
Experts predict that this year will be not less successful. Now 2.5 million people took advantage of the early booking tours.
The occupancy rate of hotels, according to the Union of hoteliers of Turkey, last year rose by 9.6% to 66.2%. The income from one of the rooms has grown by 16.9% and the average room rate per day increased by 6.6%.
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