ANKARA

Turkey’s tourism income reached $4.1 billion in January-March, the country’s statistical authority announced Thursday. 

The first quarter revenue fell 11.4% compared to same period last year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), amid worldwide travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“While 80.6% of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors, 19.4% was obtained from citizens resident abroad,” TurkStat said.

The number of departing visitors also slipped 15% to 5.6 million during the same period — 82.2% foreign and 17.8 representing Turkish citizens residing abroad.

TurkStat data revealed that average expenditure per capita was $727 from January to March.

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