Turkey sees incoming increase 31% in April

Encouraging numbers as Antalya prepares for World Travel Awards Europe

The number of tourists visiting Turkey rose by 31% in April to 2.29 million compared with the same month in 2010. According to numbers provided by the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry, Germany provided the biggest source of growth, with Russia, the UK and France also fuelling numbers. The April figures mean that in the first four months of the year, tourist numbers rose by 21% on 2010, to 5.96 million. More than 28.6 million tourists visited Turkey in 2010 as a whole.
The country’s main summertime tourist destination, Antalya, will host the World Travel Awards 2011 Europe Ceremony, with the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa hosting the event on September 2. Meanwhile, Istanbul is going through a renaissance reflected in it being chosen as the 2010 European Capital of Culture and in the same year being voted Europe’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards. Turkish Airlines is said to have played a pivotal role in the city’s emergence as a business hub.
Tourism & Aviation
[pictured: Mardan Palace in Antalya, Europe’s most expensive hotel]


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