"Although the economic crisis has hit various industries across the world that is not the case for tourism in
Around 747,000 tourists visited the city this month with 21 percent increase when compare to 615,000 tourists in last October, Acar also said.
"The appreciation of the U.S. dollar had a positive influence on the tourism industry if a bit late since we have already left the peak time," he said.
While most of the industries in
The lira lost nearly 30 percent against average euro-dollar basket prices in last one month because of the increased demand from foreign investors during current global financial crisis.
High quality hotels, reasonable prices and first class service make
"Bookings are made with foreign currency, thus the fluctuation of Turkish lira is not expected to push prices down," he added.