Turkey’s tourism income falls sharply

Tourism income falls 30% to $22 billion in 2016
Turkey’s tourism income fell sharply to $22.1 billion in 2016, a decline of 29.7%, including $4.78 billion in the last fourth quarter of the year, down 27.2%.
While 73% of the year’s income, excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures, was obtained from foreign visitors, 27% was obtained from citizens resident abroad, the figures by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) show.
During the year, individual expenditures constituted $18.5 billion of the total tourism income, and $3.6 billion was obtained through package tour expenditures.
Meanwhile, the number of Turkish citizens travelling abroad last year decreased by 9.8% compared to 2015, to 7.9 million people, who spent around $5 billion (down 11.4%), representing an average expenditure of $640.
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