More Qataris picking Turkey as a holiday destination
August 03 2019 10:22 PM
Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya is a popular tourist destination.
Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya is a popular tourist destination.


Qatari nationals continue to travel to Turkish cities in rising numbers, according to a statement received in Doha on Saturday.

As per latest figures released by the Turkish Cultural and Tourism Office, 30,160 Qataris visited multiple destinations across Turkey within the first four months of the year, representing a 14.09% increase when compared to the same period last year.

A total of 12,766 Qatari nationals travelled to Turkey during the month of April, representing a 101.77% increase when compared to April last year.

As of now a total of 66 flights depart from Qatar for several destinations across Turkey each week.

“We are delighted to see Turkey climb to one of the most popular tourist destinations for Qatari as well as other Gulf nationals. Visitors from neighbouring nations have always played a significant role in driving economic growth within Turkey by boosting its tourism sector,” said Salih Ozer, attaché of Culture and Information, Turkey.

Over 8,735,200 tourists from around the world flew into Turkey in April, representing a 24% increase in comparison to April last year.

The largest influx of tourists into Turkey in the first four months of 2019 has been from Germany, at just over 803,480 visitors, followed by Bulgaria and Russia, the statement added.

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