European Best Destination 2013 has named Istanbul, Turkey this year’s people’s choice winner. Istanbul is the fourth city to win the competition, and on the city’s first ever entry into the competition.
We just received a press release from the Turkish Tourism Office, Istanbul is officially calling all people who love Turkey to vote for the city in winning the title of European Best Destination for 2013. According to the release, the only city in the world to span two continents, Istanbul is the legendary crossroads between Eastern and Western cultures.
In the first two months of this year, Istanbul got more visitors than in the same period of time in the previous year. However, Antalya had a smaller number of tourists than in 2012.
The growth of Turkey as a key tourism destination is showing no signs of slowing down, with some experts predicting visitor numbers in the capital Istanbul to double by the end of 2015.