Gulf tourists to Türkiye increased 15 percent in 2008

Gulf News - Despite the current financial crisis affecting the tourism sector in general, there are expectations that tourism relations between Türkiye and the GCC will remain good, and that the number of GCC tourists visiting Türkiye - which was up by 15 percent in 2008 - will continue to increase. The statistics show that more than 18.5 million tourists visited Türkiye in the first eight months of 2008 - an increase of 15 percent over the same period in 2007.