Posted on 03 June 2011
3 June 2011 – A recent Mastercard report, Worldwide Index of Global Destination Cities, shows Istanbul has one of the highest growth rates for visitor expenditure and is estimated to grow over 30 Percent in 2011.
The Index shows an estimated visitor number growth rate of over 20 Percent, and ranked Istanbul third highest for visitor growth rate out of the 132 cities covered by the index. This is compares with 2010’s 9.4 million visitors.
The index also ranked Istanbul 7th in terms of visitor arrivals, ahead of such cities as Rome, Amsterdam and New York, and will provide an estimated 10 Billion USD of tourist income.
Source Invest in Turkey