Posted on 05 March 2010
Antalya tourism set new records in January and February this year, according to new figures released by the region’s department for culture and tourism.
Some 311,995 tourists came to Antalya by plane during January and February, said Antalya Culture and Tourism Director İbrahim Acar.
February was the biggest month with 171,976, and 25,253 arriving through the international terminal at Antalya airport in one weekend alone (Feb 26-28). 140,019 visitors were recorded for January.
“During the first two months of last year, 253,788 tourists came to Antalya by air. Our aim was to strengthen tourism in winter this year,” said Acar. “The promotion activities conducted by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, particularly for November and December, but also January and February, have started to bear fruit. This year will be quite good in terms of tourism.”
The promotion activities will be ongoing at promotion fairs in Berlin, Moscow and Kiev, he said.
Even the biggest bear will have to admit that these are truly awesome visitors numbers for low season months like January and February. Whereas it was previously thought to be Dalaman, Antalya is now thought to be Turkey’s fastest growing region in terms of tourism. This tends to be followed by rapid growth in sales of property to foreign buyers.
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