AsianetApril 4, 2013 13:06
Nearly a million people preferred Turkey’s financial and cultural capital Istanbul as their touristic venue this quarter, a record number in the past ten years.
Istanbul Cultural and Tourism Directorate said on Tuesday that at least 838,201 tourists visited Istanbul in the first three months of this year, a 23,8 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
The directorate hailed progress made by Istanbul in the sector of tourism at a time of economic recession across Europe.
The data also showed that every two of three tourists came to Turkey between Oct.