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The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul rose by 10.8 percent in the first eight months of this year, when compared to the same period last year, hitting 6.95 million, Culture and Tourism Ministry data has shown.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The number of international visitors to the United States has dropped for the first time since 2009, as did their spending, the U.S. Department of Commerce said on Aug. 11.
The International Atatürk Airport will become an exposition area once Istanbul’s giant third airport starts operating, Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan has stated.
Turkish tourism players want to host 1 million Chinese travelers in 2018, which has been declared “Turkey Tourism Year” in China, within the framework of the “One Belt One Road” project.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Culture and Tourism Ministry has made a new promotional short film featuring several iconic sites from Turkey that will be aired on social media, the ministry said in a statement on Aug. 5.
Travel demand for Turkey seems to be coming back, while tourists have continued to pile into Spain over the last two years due to security concerns around other summer destinations such as Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey, the chief executive of the European tourism group TUI has said.
FRANKFURT – Reuters
Fraport has raised its forecast for passenger numbers at Turkey’s Antalya airport this year after a rush of Russian tourists at the start of the summer vacation season, the airport operator’s finance chief said.
DOHA - Agence France-Presse
Qatar, isolated by its neighbors in a diplomatic crisis, on Aug. 9 introduced a visa-free entry program for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Turkey rose 43 percent in June to nearly 3.5 million with a 1.573 percent year-on-year increase of arrivals from Russia, official data has shown.
Local hoteliers are pushing for an extension to the public holiday for Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) to 10 days to help Turkey’s struggling tourism sector.
Turkey’s tourism revenue has shown strong recovery in the second quarter of the year after a tough period amid a series of problems, the official data showed on July 31.
ATHENS – Reuters
New York property developer Mike Angeliades has wanted to create a golf resort in his native Greece for quarter of a century. But just when the plan seemed within reach, the past caught up with him.
Istanbul hotels’ loss in revenue exceeded 1 billion euros in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period of 2015, despite a recent ease in security concerns, a leading sector association stated on July 31.