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Despite the boycott of Turkish resorts by a number of Armenian travel agencies, even more Armenian tourists have preferred Turkish resorts this year than last year.

This January-July, 15,950,000 tourists visited Turkey – a 6.67% increase as compared with last January-July. The largest number of German tourists preferred Turkey, followed by Russians (1,793,000), followed by British and Spanish tourists.

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism informed NEWS.am that Israeli tourists registered a 40% decrease as a result of Turkish-Israeli confrontation. Israeli tourists showed an 89% decrease this July, whereas the number of tourists from the Middle East increased.

The source reported that 10,380 Armenian tourists visited Turkey this July alone – a 3.45% increase against last July, and a 17% increase against 2008. More Armenian tourists visited Turkey this June as well. A total of 17,315 Armenian tourists visited Turkey this January–May – a 10% increase against last year.

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