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Over 45,000 tourists from Azerbaijan visit Turkey

28 February 2019 17:02 (UTC+04:00)
Over 45,000 tourists from Azerbaijan visit Turkey

By Leman Mammadova

Providing foreigners with best quality and wide tourism opportunuties, Turkey is the most favourite destination for Azerbaijani travelers.

As many as 46,800 tourists from Azerbaijan visited Turkey in January 2019, which is 2.45 percent less compared to January 2018, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism told Trend on Feb. 28.

The share of Azerbaijani citizens in the total number of foreigners who visited Turkey in January 2019 was 3.05 percent, the ministry said.

In January 2019, 1.539 million tourists visited Turkey, which is 5.33 percent more compared to January 2018.

Over 918,000 tourists visited Istanbul and 116,000 tourists traveled Antalya in this period.

Most of the tourists, who visited Turkey in January, came from Bulgaria (113,800) and Georgia (112,300).

Majority of Azerbaijani tourists chose Turkey as a main destination, which attracts them with coastal areas such as Antalya, Bodrum, and Kusadasi. Azerbaijani tourists often travel to Turkey for vacation in July and August.

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