Turkey’s tourism revenue expected to exceed $35 billion this year
Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2022
Turkey’s tourism revenue is expected to surpass the $35 billion target this year, said the country’s Treasury and Finance Minister NureddinNebati.
Hotel occupancy rate in Turkey is around 68 percent this month and it is expected to go up to 92 percent in May, said Nebati.
Nebati said that Russian tourists, who are unable to use VISA and MasterCard abroad, canmake use of Russia’s own Mir cards in Turkey and won’t face any hassle with payments.
Around 15 establishments in Turkey accepted Mir cards, and banks are expanding the network.
Turkey’s tourism revenuewent up to 103 percent to $24.5 billion, and foreign tourist arrivals surged 94 percent to 24.7 million people last year.
Almost 4.7 million Russians visited Turkey last year, accounting for 19 percent of all foreign tourist visits. In the first two months of this year, Turkey witnessed 246,000 Russian travelers, from 176,000 people compared to the same period of 2021.
Around 2.1 million Ukrainian touristsspent their holidays in Turkey last year, which made up 8 percent of all foreign tourist arrivals. However, this year, around 79,000 people visited from Ukraine in January-February as opposed to 58,000 a year before.
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