Istanbul ranks in top 5 in a global tourism survey

Istanbul, 15 June 2012 – MasterCard, the global credit card company, has ranked Istanbul among the global top five tourist centres in its Index of Global Destination Cities 2012. According to Yuwa Hedrick Wong, one of MasterCard Worldwide economic advisers, “Istanbul is a unique city with a lot of potential. The city is foreseen to rise even higher in the index”. MasterCard describes Istanbul as a “shining star” and predicts a 14.7 percent increase in visitors in 2012. Source: Invest in Turkey