Roundup: Turkey revises tourism profits up amid currency tumble

Turkey has revised the expectation of tourism revenues upwards to 24 billion U.S. dollars for 2021, a much-needed hard currency as the country grapples with crippling local currency turbulence.

"Turkey aims to generate 24-billion-dollar income from the tourism industry this year," Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy recently said.

The country is expected to welcome 29 million foreign tourists this year, he stressed during a tourism congress in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.