ISTANBUL, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's tourism revenue is expected to reach 30.4 billion U.S. dollars and the country is expecting 32.3 million foreign tourists next year, local media reported Wednesday.
The Presidential Annual Program for 2022, published in the duplicate issue of the Official Gazette, forecast that the average expenditure per visitor would reach 800 dollars with an average stay of 11 nights next year, according to the state-run Anadolu agency.
As of the end of 2021, the number of foreign visitors coming to Turkey is expected to increase by 82.2 percent year on year and reach 23.2 million people, it added.
This year's tourism income will hit 22 billion dollars with a hike of 82.4 percent when compared to 2020, according to the report.
Turkey's sunny beaches alongside the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with numerous luxury tourism facilities are very popular among foreign tourists, luring many travelers, especially from Russia and Germany.
The country's tourism revenues hit a record high of 34.5 billion dollars, with more than 45 million foreign visitors in 2019. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry suffered nearly 70 percent losses in 2020. Enditem