ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey tourist numbers rose 31% on the year in April to 2.29 million, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced today.
Most visitors came from Germany, Russia, France and the U.K.
In the first four months of the year, tourist numbers rose 21% from the comparable period of 2010, to 5.96 million.
Tourism is a major industry in Turkey. In 2010 as a whole, some 28.632 million tourists visited Turkey, up 5.7% from a year earlier.