ISTANBUL

Turkey may host 104 million tourists and earn $119 billion as of 2033, according to a new report.

The report — prepared by the Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TTYD) and the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) — included scenarios of tourism diversification and increasing tourism revenue per person.

Oya Narin, the head of TTYD, said tourism has the potential to be a driving force for the country’s development.

Turkey’s tourism revenue can reach $119 billion and the unemployment rate would drop to 7.6%, Narin said, adding the additional tourism revenue can raise the country’s GDP by 1.6 percentage

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