Turkey tourism map
Turkey touristic map. Turkey tourism map (Western Asia - Asia) to print. Turkey tourism map (Western Asia - Asia) to download. Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. In the recent years, Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care tourism. In 2011, Turkey attracted more than 31.5 million foreign tourists as its shown in Turkey tourism map, ranking as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world. Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots not only in Turkey but also in the world. There are thousands of hotels and other tourist-oriented industries in the city, catering to both vacationers and visiting professionals. Turkey largest city, Istanbul, has a number of major attractions derived from its historical status as capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Foreign tourists mainly come from the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Arab World, Iran, Ukraine, Romania, Russia and Japan, but tourists from North America, France and Scandinavia are not uncommon as its mentioned in Turkey tourism map. There seems to be a trend in which British tourists tend to go on holiday to Aegean resorts such as Bodrum or Marmaris, whilst Russian and Arab tourists almost exclusively go to resorts on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey (e.g. Antalya) While Arab, Japanese and German tourists mainly visit Istanbul and historical sites such as Ephesus.
Foreign tourist arrivals increased substantially in Turkey between 2002 and 2005, from 12.8 million to 21.2 million as you can see in Turkey tourism map, which made Turkey a top-10 destination in the world for foreign visitors. 2005 revenues were US$17.5 billion which also made Turkey one of the top-10 biggest revenue owners in the world. In 2011, Turkey ranked as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world and 4th in Europe, according to UNWTO World Tourism barometer.