Tourism revenues rise by 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2024

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Tourism sector revenues in Turkey increased by 5.4 percent during the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, reaching $8 billion, 784 million and 800 thousand dollars.

This came according to the latest data published by the Turkish Statistics Authority on Tuesday.

The data showed that 21 percent of tourism revenues in the first quarter of this year were derived from visits by Turkish citizens residing abroad.

It indicated that 46 percent of foreign visitors came to Turkey for trips, entertainment, sports and cultural activities, 13.3 percent for the purpose of visiting relatives and friends, and 9.6 percent for the purpose of shopping.