Turkey reports 90% fall in tourism from Israel

Tourism from Israel to Turkey was down 22% in the first half of 2010.

Turkey's Ministry of Tourism has released figures that show the huge impact of the flotilla affair in May on Israeli tourism to the country. Only 2,605 Israelis visited Turkey in June 2010 compared with 27,289 in June 2009 - a fall of 90%.

Turkey's Ministry of Tourism also reported that the number of visitors from Israel in the first half of 2010 was down 22% to 75,071 from 91,450 in the corresponding period of 2009.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 5, 2010

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