Turkey's Antalya preferred choice for British tourists

's Mediterranean resort city of is popular among , the British ambassador in Ankara said Friday.

"Last year, there was a 70% increase in ," said Dominick Chilcott during a meeting with Antalya's Mayor Muhittin Böcek.

Chilcott added that Antalya which is expected to host record-breaking 16 million tourists, offers various opportunities for the visitors.

Böcek highlighted that 60% of tourists to Turkey choose Antalya which can host 700,000 people overnight on any given day.

The ambassador also met Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu to exchange views on tourism.

Karaloğlu said there is a 48% increase in British tourists visiting Antalya since the beginning of this year.

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