Over 17 million tourists visited Turkey between January and July of this year, according to reports from the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry.
And the ministry expects that there will have been 30 million visitors by the end of the year.
The figures equate to an 11% rise in tourists, and have seen Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport named as the world's fastest growing airport by Airports Council International (ACI). Of the 4,597,475 tourists who visited in July, 435,143 (9.46%) of them were from England.
The huge number of tourists flocking to Turkey will mean great news for those renting holiday homes in the country. And the area's popularity has had a positive knock on effect on the property market. The average price of a house has increased by 6.2% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, and the nation's fast growing and stable economy is strong enough to rival financial powerhouses like China.
Ray Withers, Director of Turkish property investment experts, Property Frontiers, comments: “Economic stability is without a doubt one the biggest reasons behind good sales figures in the Turkish property market with investment focussed within rapidly growing cities like Istanbul, in particular areas like Beylikduzu, one of the fastest growing regions in the country that affords cheaper property price tags than the rest of Europe."
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