Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Istanbul
Mar13

Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Istanbul

The most visited tourist attractions in Istanbul in 2011 were Topkapı Palace, the Hagia Sophia. According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 3.7 million tourists visited Topkapi Palace while 3.1 million visited the Hagia Sophia last year. Nearly 2 million tourists visited Ephesus in 2011. The revenue from the palace was 56,664,477 Turkish Liras. Hagia Sophia brought in 48,577,440 liras of revenue, while Ephesus brought in...

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Istanbul attracts record number of tourists
Jan04

Istanbul attracts record number of tourists

Istanbul had its best ever year for tourism in 2011, with most of the tourists coming from Germany, according to official figures released on Wednesday. The total number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul reached 8 million in 2011, official data said. According to a statement released by the Istanbul Culture and Tourism Department, number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul surpassed eight million. In 2010, 6.9 million foreign...

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Istanbul is the fastest growing tourism destination in the world

According to a study by MasterCard Worldwide Index in world tourist destination, tourism revenues in 2011 will grow fastest in Istanbul among some 132 cities over the globe, surpassing even New York and Amsterdam in terms of number of visitors, according to research. Forecast for revenues stands at $10.2 billion Istanbul will top the list of 132 cities whose tourism income will grow the fastest in 2011, expanding at 30.1 percent and...

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