According to ‘The Situation of the World Tourism’ report of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), while Europe’s part is decreasing for the past 10 years, it draws attention that Turkey is one of the fastest developing countries. The most interesting and striking thing in the record is Turkey’s faster growth than the world tourism.
In the last 10 years, the world tourism income increased by %80. Meanwhile the increase of the Turkish tourism income is %247. Again in those last 10 years, the increase of the amount of the, tourists, that came to Turkey (%162) is more than the worlds average which is %40. As is statistical information shows us, Turkish tourism is growing rapidly and as a result of this development, Turkey became one the most important destinations in the world.The biggest contribution is made by the Mediterranean Region with its increasing bed capacity every year by means of adding modern facilities to its unique historical and natural places and continuing its investments.In the first 7 months period of 2005,5.082.416 tourists have visited Antalya, which is the most important location of the region. Wlıen it is compared to last year, it is seen that the amount of the tourists visiting Antalya increased %11 monthly, %22 yearly. The expected number by the end of the year is 7,5 million.
When you think about the reasons of this success, it is obvious that this statistical information is not a surprise at ali. It is a big advantage for Antalya and the area to have the newest and the most modern facilities. The market share of the region is increasing compared to ali the other countries in the Mediterranean Region whose facilities are geting old.