Tuesday, 19 October 2021 08:18 GMT

Number of foreigners visiting Turkey reaches 4M in August

(MENAFN)The Culture and Tourism Ministry stated that the figure of foreigners visiting Turkey amounted at about 4 million in last month.

According to the ministry data, the figure stood at 37 percent down from its pre-pandemic level in August 2019, regardless of posting an annual increase of 119 percent.

The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya hosted some 46 percent of all foreign visitors, some 1.8 million, this August.

It was followed by Istanbul, Turkey's largest city by population and a top tourist draw, and Edirne in northwestern Turkey, which borders both Bulgaria and Greece, with 1 million and 353,088 foreign visitors, respectively.

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