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WTTC says Turkey to earn 71 bln USD from tourism this year

10 June 2011 [12:00] - TODAY.AZ
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said on Thursday that Turkey's tourism revenues would reach 71 billion USD by the end of this year.

Using a system named satellite account, WTTC forecasts that Turkey will earn 22.9 billion USD from foreign tourists, 29.2 billion USD from direct contributions, and 19.4 billion USD from other means this year.

According to official figures, Turkey's tourism revenues are approximately around 23 billion USD.

WTTC earned a total of 28.5 billion USD from tourism in 2001, including 8.9 billion USD from foreign tourists, 9.7 billion USD from direct contributions, and 9.9 billion USD from other means.

The World Travel & Tourism Council is the global forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With the Chairs and Chief Executives of the 100 foremost Travel & Tourism companies worldwide as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism.

The Council works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries, supporting more than 258 million jobs worldwide and generating some 9.1% of global GDP.

/World Bulletin/

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