International report: 3 Turkish cities are among the fastest growing globally in the number of visitors and arrivals
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Euromonitor International’s list of the most visited cities in the world showed the presence of several Turkish cities, while Istanbul maintained for the second year in a row, its position in the first 10.
By the end of this year, it is expected that Turkey’s largest city will host more than 14.7 million tourists, which will allow it to get the ninth place among the list of the most popular cities in the world, after it ranked tenth in the 2018 competition for the best 100 cities in the world.
The city of Antalya, the capital of Turkish tourism, was ranked twelfth, with 13.3 million tourists and visitors in 2019, an increase of 7.2% over the previous year, according to the Turkish newspaper, “Daily Sabah”.
At the level of the most visited European cities, Istanbul ranked third and Antalya ranked fourth.
As for the city of Mugla, southwestern Turkey, it moved up two places on the classification scale to reach the 84th position.
According to the Euromonitor report: “Three Turkish cities, Istanbul, Antalya and Mugla, have registered the fastest growth in the number of visitors and arrivals in the world.”
The report stated that about 70% of visitors to Turkey come from Europe, adding that “Turkish cities are also a growing destination for Arab travelers.”
The report also highlighted the importance of Istanbul airport for Turkish tourism, noting “the strategic geographic location of the city linking Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”
He said: “The airport launches flights to a total of 146 destinations, which will connect more than 120 countries within 3 hours.”
Turkey intends to achieve a record in its tourism history at the end of 2019, by ensuring the arrival of the numbers of tourists coming to the country, for more than 50 million tourists, and these indexes will not be limited to the numbers of tourists only, but also to the economic returns that will come from them as well, where it is targeted Increase the volume of spending for each tourist.
Through “Turkey’s Tourism Strategy for 2023”, Turkey aims to host 75 million tourists and earn $ 65 billion from the tourism sector by 2023.
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