The demand for Turkey may grow for 20% by the end of the year
The word “record” became the usual one for the Turkish destination. From the beginning of the year almost every month the country demonstrates a growth in comparison with the level of last year. July 2011 didn’t become an exception.
The total number of the Russians who visited Turkey during 7 months of 2011 amounted to 2 million 78 thousand people. Such indicator was the best one for all the years of the Russian tourism (+286 thousand people in comparison with 2010).
The general inbound flow to Turkey increased by 10.6% during 7 months of 2011. The indicator of the dynamics of the inbound flow of the Russians to Turkey amounted to 16% during 7 months of 2011.
The results of July 2011 were also impressing: the tourist flow of the Russians increased by 9.6% in comparison with July 2011 and amounted to 586 thousand people (+51 thousand people in comparison with July 2010). A considerable contribution to this indicator made a visa abolition agreement between Russia and Turkey for the visits up to 30 days.
In general rating of the share of the countries-suppliers of the tourists to Turkey Russia kept the 2nd place during the period from January to June 2011.