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Turkey’s tourism revenue decreased by nearly two-thirds in 2020.

Turkey's tourism revenue decreased by nearly two-thirds in 2020.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Ankara, January 29 According to the data released by the Turkish National Bureau of Statistics on the 29th, Turkey’s tourism revenue in 2020 was nearly two-thirds lower than the previous year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The data shows that Turkey’s tourism revenue in 2020 was about 12 billion U.S. dollars, a decrease of 65.1 percent compared with 2019.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Turkey’s tourism revenue fell by half year-on-year to about 4 billion US dollars, and all tourist expenditure types, including sports, education, culture and other aspects, fell to varying degrees year-on-year.

The data also shows that Turkey received about 15.83 million foreign tourists in 2020, a decrease of 69.5% from 2019.

According to statistics, the amount of Turkish residents traveling abroad in 2020 was about 1.1 billion US dollars, a decrease of 74.9% from 2019.

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