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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul rose by 10.8 percent in the first eight months of this year, when compared to the same period last year, hitting 6.95 million, Culture and Tourism Ministry data has shown.
Turkey’s Ağaoğlu Group has said it signed a letter of intent with investors from China and Hong Kong to build a 12 million square meter tourism city in Bodrum
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey rose more than 46 percent year-on-year in July, with a skyrocketing rise in the number of arrivals, the Tourism Ministry revealed on Aug. 25.
Turkey’s tourism sector needs many years to fully recover in case any negative development breaks out, a leading tourism research company has said, adding that Spain and Portugal benefited most from Turkey’s plunge.
If no “negative developments” occur, the Mediterranean resort of Antalya will likely close this year with more than 10 million local and foreign tourists, Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu told state-run Anadolu Agency on Aug. 23.
Nearly 1 million Turkish people went on holiday during a 10-day public holiday, which started late on Aug. 25 and ended on Sept. 3, creating more than 1 billion Turkish Liras ($292 million) of tourism revenue, according to tourism players.
BARCELONA - Agence France-Presse
“Never again a summer like this”: Exasperated with the hordes of visitors they blame for making their city unlivable, Barcelona residents have risen in protest.
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
Some 7.5 million tourists visited the Mediterranean resort of Antalya in the first eight months of the year despite a steady decrease in arrivals from 10 key European markets, data showed on Sept. 6.
Turkey’s embattled tourism sector is pleased with the extension of a public holiday for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) to 10 days, during which around 1 million people travel and create 1 billion Turkish Liras in additional revenue for the sector.
BEIJING - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister said on Sept. 11 that he expects 200,000 Chinese tourists to visit the country by the end of this year.
Hotel investments across Turkey accelerated in the first half of the year after a tough period for the tourism industry, with the country’s Black Sea region seeing a number of new hotels amid a flock of tourists from Middle Eastern markets.
Hande Fırat / Umut Erdem - ANKARA
Turkey will open to Asian markets in a bid to multiply the number of foreign visitors, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş told daily Hürriyet, signaling new promotion campaigns.
Burak Coşan - ISTANBUL
Turkey’s struggling tourism sector may lose up to $30 billion over the three-year period covering 2016, 2017 and 2018 if a number of key measures are not taken