Tourists visiting Bodrum increases by 34 percent, hotels at near full capacity.
The number of tourists coming to Turkey’s southwestern Muğla Bodrum district has gone up by 34 percent to 550,000 in the first six months of this year. Up from 410,000 in the same period last year, Turkey Tourism Investors Association (TTYD) Vice Chairman Recai Çakır said Thursday.
Foreigners make up 80 percent of the visitors to the town, which is renowned for its cultural riches and unique natural beauty and dubbed the Turkish Riviera, said Çakır. “European tourists have returned to Bodrum,” he added.
Hotel occupancy rates in the town currently stand at 85 percent, up from 70-75 percent in the same period last year, while the figure expected to go up to 100 percent after July 15. Çakır noted, adding that the interest in the town was extremely high. He also said the town expects to welcome around 1.1 million tourists throughout the year.
Bodrum welcomed around 1.3 million tourists in 2012, the highest figures the town reached in a single year. The same figure stood at 780,000 last year, while the town estimated to host around 1.1 million tourists this year.
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