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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Istanbul named as top tourist destination (SETimes.com)

"Istanbul named as top tourist destination


Visitors are expected to spend 30% more this year in Istanbul than last year. Also in business news: Albania's lek hits a record low and Google plans to open an office in Zagreb.

Istanbul was named as one of the world's top performing tourist destinations in 2011, based on Mastercard's new Worldwide Index of Global Destination Cities, published on Wednesday (June 1st). The company predicted that in 2011, Istanbul will be the city with the largest growth in tourism expenditures -- up 30.1% compared to the previous year. "

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