Turkey's tourism revenues were up 17.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2011, the statistics authority, TurkStat, said on Thursday.
TurkStat made public the second-quarter tourism statistics, and said tourism revenues reached 5.3 billion USD with 17.8 percent rise in the second quarter of 2011, when compared with the same period of the previous year.
Turkey earned 83.5 percent of 5.4 billion USD of tourism revenues from foreign visitors, and 16.5 percent from Turkish citizens residing abroad.
Expenditures per capita was 575 USD in the mentioned period. Foreigners spent 528 USD, whereas Turkish citizens living abroad spent 1,061 USD.
The number of visitors was up 11.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2011. The number of visitors leaving Turkey was 9.3 million, including 8.5 million foreigners and 834,239 Turkish citizens residing abroad.
Tourism expenditures of Turkish citizens who visited other countries were up 13.4 percent year-on-year in the same period, and reached 1.3 billion USD.
Around 1,885,979 Turkish citizens visited abroad in the mentioned period, and spent approximately 703 USD per person.
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