Number of foreign tourists visiting Turkey increases by 13 pct in September

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The number of foreign tourists visiting Turkey surged by 13.23 percent to 5.43 million in September year-on-year, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry, which added that in the first nine months of 2019, 36.4 million foreign tourists visited the country.

Russian, German and British nationals topped the number of tourists in the first nine months, the ministry added.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Thursday that the total revenues in the tourism sector had increased by 22 percent to $14 billion in the third quarter of this year.

On average, $649 was spent per tourist in that period, TurkStat said.

Turkish Minute

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