Ten-millionth tourist of Istanbul

Istanbul is the second main tourist destination of Turkey after Antalya. The later one is generally preferred for its seaside resorts. Whereas Istanbul is visited for its cultural and business attractions. The friendly competition between these two cities for the first place warms up as international tourist arrivals increase. Antalya has already succeeded the aim for 10 million tourist in 2010.
 
Istanbul finally has reached 10 million tourists in 2013. The ten-millionth tourist passed the border police of Ataturk International Airport on 13 December 2013. The lucky traveler was Uzma Aleem from Pakistan. The head of Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism of Istanbul Ahmet Emre Bilgili has welcomed the fortunate traveler in person and presented a symbolic gift.

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