Turkey’s tourism revenue jumps nearly 40% in first quarter

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Turkey tourism revenue jumps

Turkey’s tourism revenues were improved by nearly $5 billion in the first quarter of the year, with a 38.6% increase on the previous year, Turkish Statistical Institution data showed.

The tourism income rose thanks to tourist numbers increasing by 18.7%, surpassing 5 million in total in three months.

Revenues have surged due to a sharp increase in tourists as well as their individual average expenditure, which was $982 per person.

While 72.5% of the income for the period was obtained from foreign visitors, 27.5% was obtained from citizens residing abroad.