Turkey’s tourism income increases in first quarter
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s total tourism income increased by 31.3 percent, year-on-year, reaching $4.25 billion in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on April 30.
The report showed that 76.1 percent of tourism revenue, excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures, came from foreign visitors and the rest from citizens living abroad.
Turkey welcomed more than 6.1 million tourists in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 26.4 percent from the same quarter in 2017.
“While 80.2 percent of visitors were foreign with 4,908,831 people, 19.8 percent of them were Turkish citizens residing abroad with 1,213,351 people,” TÜİK said.
According to the official figures, the number of Turkish citizens travelling abroad in the quarter rose by 9.1 percent over the same period and reached almost 2.7 million.