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Monday, January 31, 2011

Holidays in Turkey - The Success Story Continues

"Holidays in Turkey - The Success Story Continues

By : Jimi St Pierre

The Turkish Tourism and Culture Office (TCCO) reports continued success for the country in attracting visitors. For 2010, the TCCO reveals that over 28 million visits were made to the Turkey by international tourists, with 2.7million of these arriving from the UK - a 10% increase on the 2009 figure.

Part of this success can be attributed to the fact that Istanbul was the European Capital of Culture, thus ensuring a fillip of interest in the attractions of this unique city straddling the continents of Europe and Asia. However, it is also likely that the strength of the Euro (since diminished) in most of 2010 meant that UK visitors in particular were looking for holidays outside the Eurozone. Turkey was an obvious choice."

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