Tourism Minister Gunay: 2023 Target Is To Host 50 Million Tourists

ANTALYA - Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said on Sunday that 2023 target in tourism is to host 50 million visitors, and obtain 50 billion USD of income.

Gunay attended the meeting of Justice & Development (AK) Party`s Alanya provincial directorate, and said that while the speed of tourism increase in the world is 6.5 percent, this figure is 18 percent in Turkey.

Noting that when AK Party came into rule the number of tourists visiting Turkey was 13 million, Gunay said that this rate increased to 23.3 million today.

He added that the number of tourists visiting Turkey rose 10 million in the period between 2003 and 2007.

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