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Friday, 06 September, 2019, 12 : 00 PM [IST]

Turkey registers 56% growth of Indian tourist arrival between January to July 2019

Turkey has registered a 56% increase in the number of Indian tourist arrivals in comparison to the same period last year, hosting 130,000 Indian visitors; this was revealed by the Turkish Tourism Board in India. Looking at such positive growth rate and indicative data coming from ministry, the Turkey tourism board is expecting to host around 250,000 Indian tourists by the end of 2019.

The latest official statistics show that more than 24 million foreign tourists visited Turkey within the period of January to July, a strong 14.10% increase from the same period of last year. 

 Turkey has emerged as a popular destination for Indian travellers across categories. From leisure travel to FITs, Indian weddings to Mice summits, there has been a significant increase in all segments. This year Turkey witnessed a substantial surge in the number of extravagant Indian destination weddings across Turkey.  Similarly, MICE travel to Turkey increased at an incredibly fast pace.

The tourism board further announced that by the end of 2019, Turkey is expected to host around 30 Indian weddings and 30.000 MICE visitors. Basis the current arrival numbers, and the activities planned in months to come, the tourism board is hoping to reach a record number of Indian tourist arrivals in Turkey by end of this year. The first half has witnessed a record engagement in terms of FITs, weddings & MICE and this trend will only go up. 

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