Turkey’s Q2 tourism income jumps over 13 percent
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.