Turkey’s Q2 tourism in­come jumps over 13 per­cent

Dünya Executive - - OVERVIEW -

Turkey’s tourism rev­enue hit nearly $8 bil­lion in the sec­ond quar­ter of this year, the coun­try’s sta­tis­ti­cal au­thor­ity an­nounced on July 31. The fig­ure was up 13.2 per­cent from the same quar­ter last year, TurkS­tat said.

This April-June, 87.8 per­cent of the in­come - ex­clud­ing GSM roam­ing and ma­rina ser­vice ex­pen­di­tures - came from for­eign vis­i­tors, while the rest was from cit­i­zens re­sid­ing abroad. The av­er­age ex­pen­di­ture of vis­i­tors in the three-month pe­riod stood at $625 per capita. “In this quar­ter, while the av­er­age ex­pen­di­ture of foreigners was $607 per capita, the av­er­age ex­pen­di­ture of Turk­ish cit­i­zens re­sid­ing abroad was $766 per capita,” it said. TurkS­tat noted that nearly 70 per­cent of the to­tal tourism in­come came from in­di­vid­ual ex­pen­di­tures - $5.6 bil­lion - while pack­age tour ex­pen­di­tures stood at $2.4 bil­lion dur­ing the same pe­riod.

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