Posted by meb at April 26th, 2011
Some 2.1 million tourists visited Turkey in the first quarter of 2011, an increase over last year, the Turkish Hoteliers’ Federation, or TÃœROFED, said last week, Anatolia news agency reported.
According to a TÃœROFED tourism report, the first-quarter numbers for 2011 were 17.6 percent rise over last yearâ€™s figures of 1.8 million for the same period.
“The first-quarter figures indicate we can easily achieve our year-end target,” TÃœROFED Chairman Ahmet Barut said at a press conference in Istanbul. Turkey received most of its tourists from Germany, Russia and Britain. (more…)