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Monday, April 16, 2018 - Manama

Ozer: 43% increase in Bahraini tourists in 2017

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The number of Bahraini visitors to Turkey during 2017 was 59,400 with an increase of 43% compared to 41,500 in 2016, Salih Ozer, Attaché of Culture and Information, Turkey to Dubai, revealed. The number of Bahraini visitors in January and February 2018 reached 15,000 visitors, he cleared.

Turkey received more than 32 million tourists from all over the world during 2017, as the tourism revenues hit nearly $26.3 billion with an increase of 18.9% compared to 2016 revenues, Ozer pointed out. Among which, there were 49,400 visitors from UAE with 29% increase compared to 38,500 visitors in 2016, while the number of Kuwaiti visitors reached 255,600 with an increase of 42% from nearly 180,000 in 2016, and the number of Qatari visitors surged by 49% reaching 48,700 visitors in 2017, he added.

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