Turkey continues tourism boost

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Bodrum is a popular tourist destination

Turkey has continued to see an increase of tourism this year, its tourism authority has revealed.

New figures show the number of foreign visitors to June this year increase 2.7% year-on-year to 3.88 million compared to last year, with a total 50% rise in five years.

The British market has become its third popular market with 2.58 million of us heading over last year.

With many airlines boosting flights to the region from the UK, the country is now anticipating the opening of a new terminal at Bodrum’s Milas airport, which will boost capacity up to 5m. As well as its UK connections airlines are boosting routes across Europe, including Pegasus Airlines’ new flights from Istanbul to Batumi, Georgia and Lviv, Ukraine.

New hotels are also popping up including a Le Meridien, Holiday Inn Express, four openings by Hilton and the re-opening of the Izmir Palas. 

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