Sharp rise in British tourism to Turkey

10th Jun 2008

British visitors to Turkey are up 18.75%, according to the latest figures from The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office (TCTO).
The figures for January to April 2008 show that Turkey is maintaining a healthy increase in visitors arriving from the UK, having increased by 18.75% to a total of 205,879. This compares with 173,379 for the same period in 2007.

Predicted to be amongst the top three leading tourist destinations in the Mediterranean by 2020, Turkey is also one of the fastest growing second-home property markets in the world. The number of visitors to the country has seen a sharp increase over the same period last year, signalling a strong upturn in the fortunes of the Turkish tourist industry and indicating a resurgence in Turkey’s appeal to its expatriate citizens.

Irfan Onal, Director for the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in the UK, commented: “We are incredibly pleased to see the number of travellers to Turkey continue to grow. Buying property in Turkey is increasingly becoming a very attractive proposition as people choosing to buy a Turkish property are finding that their homes currently represent fantastic value for money. There are several projects underway to ensure the continuing development of infrastructure and services in a bid to prepare for the increasing number of visitors to Turkey.”


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