11/28/2008

Foreign visitors to Turkey rise 14.38% to 2.5 million in October

Hurriyet Daily News - The number of foreign visitors to Turkey rose 14.38% year-on-year in October to approximately 2.5 million, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism stated. The number of foreign tourists in the first ten months of the year rose by 13.40% from a year earlier to 24 million. Germany sent the highest number of tourists to Turkey in October, with a total of 499,874 forming the 20.30% of all arrivals, followed by Britain which accounted for 9.41% of visitors. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya was the top destination for foreign visitors, drawing 31.38% of all arrivals. Turkey's largest city Istanbul was the second most popular destination, attracting 28.10% of foreign visitors.

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