Julianne MooreDespite the economic troubles that have dominated the world’s media since the global financial crisis, the outlook for Turkey’s tourism industry now looks more promising than ever.

As news comes that the number of foreign travellers visiting Turkey rose by 10 percent last year, the famous British-American actress Julianne Moore is reported to have been filming a promotional video for the country’s holiday sector.

2013 saw the number of travellers taking single holidays to Turkey and other types of visit rise to 34.9 million, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry in this article – a figure which is significantly up on the 31.7 million recorded in the previous year.

While Moore’s video is not set to air until next February, with filming due to finish soon, it is thought that Turkey’s tourism industry will continue to go from strength to strength in 2014.

With statistics released recently by the U.N. and Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Office confirming the nation as officially the sixth most visited country in the world last year, all the indicators point towards visitor levels rising further thanks to this renewed promotional push.

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