Türkiye’s tourism revenues rose by 27% to $21.7 billion during the January-June period, official figures from TurkStat showed on Monday.
The country hosted 22.2 million visitors – foreign or Turkish citizens living abroad – in the first half, up 20.6% on a yearly basis, the statistical institute said.
The average expenditure per night for overnight visitors was $99, up from $89 during the same period last year.
Tourism revenue rose
In the second quarter of the year, the country’s tourism revenue totaled $12.9 billion, up 23.1% on an annual basis.
The number of people who visited Türkiye last quarter was 13.99 million, up from 11.9 million in the April-June period of 2022.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, who also announced the tourism-related figures during a program organized at Istanbul’s Atatürk Cultural Centre, said they keep promoting Türkiye in 200 countries in the last couple of years.
Türkiye was not among the first twenty places on social media platforms five years ago but the country has captured the second rank recently thanks to its social media platform called Go Türkiye where natural and cultural sites of the country are being shared daily, according to Ersoy.
Promotional works about Türkiye feature gastronomy, health, education, cycling, nature, archeology and culture.
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