Turkish duty free sales pass $1.1bn in 2010

By Doug Newhouse |

According to yesterday’s report in the Daily News & Economic Review quoting the Turkish Undersecretariat of Customs, total tax free sales at Turkey’s 158 duty free shops reached 1.77bn Turkish Liras in 2010 ($1.1bn) compared with $944,267 in 2009.

The most popular purchases were tobacco, liquor and perfumes and cosmetic sales.

According to the Turkish Undersecretariat of Customs, last year’s result was derived from nearly 14.7m transactions at the country’s leading international airports and border crossings in 2010.

According to Tourism Turkey, the country celebrated exceeding 27m international visitors for the first time in 2009 and broke this record again in 2010, with visitor arrivals rising by 5.74% to 28.6m. 

However, while visitor numbers increased, the country’s Tourism Ministry noted that the amount they are spending is decreasing due to price competition from other destinations.


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