Turkey attracts 26 mln tourists in Jan-Oct period

Nearly 26 million tourists have visited Turkey in January-October term in 2010.

Turkey attracts 26 mln tourists in Jan-Oct period

Nearly 26 million tourists have visited Turkey in January-October term in 2010.

According to the Turkish Culture & Tourism Ministry, the total number of tourists who have visited Turkey in January-October period has reached 25,975,296 with a 6.25 percent increase over the same term of 2009.

German, Russian and British tourists visited Turkey the most in the said period, followed by visitors from Iran, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Georgia, France, Syria and Italy, officials noted.

Tourists mainly preferred Turkey's Mediterranean region, as 34.14 percent of visitors chose Antalya as their holiday destination.

Marmara and Aegean regions were the other destinations visited by tourists the most.

During January-October period, the number of visitors from Middle Eastern countries increased remarkably, officials also said.

Nearly 1.65 million tourists came from Iran in the said term while almost 750,000 visitors came from Syria and more than 113,000 people arrived from Lebanon, sources noted.


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Last Mod: 07 Aralık 2010, 11:17
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