Tourism sector in Turkey up by 2.81 pc in 2009

A global economic recession forced the global tourism industry to shrink by 4.3 percent, an official report has said.

Tourism sector in Turkey up by 2.81 pc in 2009

Tourism sector in Turkey grew in 2009 by 2.81 percent despite a global economic recession which forced the global tourism industry to shrink by 4.3 percent, an official report has said.

Over 27 million foreign tourists visited Turkey in January-December period last year, said the report released by Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry on Friday.

Nearly 4.5 million German tourists visited Turkey in 2009 and Russia was the second country to send biggest number of tourists to Turkey with 2.6 million which was followed by Britain with 2.4 million visitors.

The report said according to figures of a world tourism organization, the number of tourists globally dropped to 880 million from 920 million in 2009.


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