Tourism income hits USD 3bn in Q2

The country’s tourism revenue hit nearly USD 3bn in the second quarter of this year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

The figure was up almost 22.5% from the previous quarter, TurkStat said.

This April-June, 73.1% of the income – excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures – came from foreign visitors, while the rest was from citizens residing abroad.

The average expenditures of visitors in the three-month period stood at USD 739 per capita.

“In this quarter, while average expenditures per night of foreigners who stayed overnight were USD 64, average expenditures per night of Turkish citizens residing abroad were USD 44,” it said.

The country attracted over 4 million visitors in April-June, up 56.4% on a quarterly basis.

“While 77.3% of visitors were foreign with 3.1 million persons, 22.7% of them were Turkish citizens residing abroad, with over 921,000 persons,” the statement said.

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