ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The number of tourists to visit Turkey has increased 18.48 percent in the first five months of the year, according to a report compiled by the Mediterranean Tourism Hoteliers Union (AKTOB
) based on data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The local tourism sector received over 1.5 billion Turkish Liras-worth of investment incentives within the first four months of this year.A total of 130 tourism investments projects, 105 of them totally new ones, received 1.55 billion liras-worth of incentive licenses between January and April, the Mediterranean Touristic Hotels and Investors Association (AKTOB
) announced.The statement said the 105 new planned projects would provide employment opportunities for 6,120 people.
In an interview with A.A, Sururi Corabatir, the head of Mediterranean Touristic Hotel Operators' Association (AKTOB
), said Wednesday that hotels which were closed during the winter period were all ready for the coming season.
Antalya hosted fewer numbers of tourists this January and February, according to data from the Mediterranean Touristic Hotels and Investors Association (AKTOB