Turkey’s tourism income reached $8.68 billion in the second quarter of 2013, a 22.8 percent increase compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced yesterday.
While 84.6 percent of the tourism income was obtained from foreign guests, 15.4 percent was obtained from the locals living abroad.
A guest spent an average of $825 in the mentioned period, although a foreign guest spent $766 on average and a local living abroad spent
$1.335 in Turkey. The number of departing visitors increased by 12.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012, having reached 10.5 million.
Turkey’s tourism income was $4.9 billion in the first quarter of this year.