New Record in Turkish Tourism Sector by 2018 Beginning
According to data released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of tourists coming to Turkey in the first month of this year reached 1.5 million tourists, the highest number ever in this month compared to previous years.
The increase in the number of tourists affected the level of income, which rose by 10 percent and affected the restaurant sector, which demand for food and beverages increased 15 percent.
Istanbul has always the largest number of tourists, the number of its visitors reached 831 thousand in January of 2018, the number of tourists coming from Germany has increased by 10 percent and tourists coming from Russia by 70 percent.
In January 2018, average hotel occupancy rose to 60.6 percent from 28.6 percent in January 2017, and Istanbul has the highest occupancy rate in Europe by 43.5 percent