Hurriyet Daily News - Turkey has again been named among the world’s top 10 best-value holiday destinations in the annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer 2013 report released by British retail post company The Post Office.
Turkey tops the list for the first time since 2008, having become even more affordable in the past five years because resort prices have fallen by a massive 16 percent on average over the last 12 months, the report said. The country now also features on the “best value” lists of many top travel bloggers.
Turkey is the world’s 6th most popular tourist destination according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Antalya on the Mediterranean coast is named with Paris, London, New York and Singapore as one of the tourist hot spots in 2012.
The country’s tourism industry experienced a boom in the past decade, welcoming more than 31 million tourists last year, up from 12.9 million in 2002.