We continue our round up of the local Fethiye and area news.

Three Millionth Tourist Receives Free Holiday

A target of 3 million tourists coming to Muğla in a season, which was set in 2004, has finally been reached this year.

To celebrate, one lucky British family (who were calculated to include the three millionth visitor) were given a free week’s holiday for next year.

The Wiseman’s, with their two children, went to Dalaman Airport to catch their flight home only to be met by an official party including the Governor of Muğla, who presented them with the voucher for their free holiday next year.

And having reached the 2004 target six years later what about future targets? The current Governor announced they are hoping for a 10% increase next year. We shall see.

Museums and Historical Sites Remain Popular with Tourists

Not to be outdone by the above, the Regional Director of Culture also announced visitor figures this week.

In 2010 almost 774,000 people visited museums and sites of natural beauty in the province, spending just under 4 million TL (1.8 million GBP) in entry fees. That’s an average 5 TL per person (2.25 GBP).

Almost half of this was accounted for by visitors to the Bodrum Museum housed in the Castle, whilst the most visited site of natural beauty was Cleopatra’s Beach on Sedir Island near Marmaris.

Fethiye’s figures weren’t in the top rank but they were better than Milas where the Museum had no paying visitors.

And what is the Cultural target for next year?

They hope to reach 1 million paying visitors to the province’s museums and sites.

Clean Sweep

Finally, to ensure our comfort and safety whilst dining out during the winter months, Fethiye Council’s Fire Chief has inspected all restaurant chimneys in the town to ensure they have been swept.

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