Turkey Tourism up 31 Percent CheapOair Staff May 28, 2011 general Visits to Turkey are up so far this year Tourism to Turkey jumped a whopping 31 percent in April to 2.29 million when compared to the same time a year earlier. Stats released by the Culture and Tourism Ministry show t hat Germans visited the most, with Russia, the UK and France also making their way to Turkey last month. Tourism to Turkey is also up in 2011 by 21 percent for the first four months when compared to the same period in 2010, to 5.96 million. Tourism is one of Turkey's largest industries and a great economic contributor to the country. In 2010, roughly 28 million tourists visited Turkey, up 5.7 percent from 2009.