According to figures released last week Fethiye is beating the national average increase in tourist growth for the first 7 months of 2013.

Figures for tourist arrivals staying in the Fethiye Times area including the resorts of Calis, Hisaronu and Oludeniz are reported to have increased by 15 percent in the 7 months to July 2013.

This beats the recorded average Turkish national increase for the same period by 1 percent.

Governor of Fethiye Ekrem Calik announced the figures last week. He said that 230,000 visitors have been recorded so far this year.

He also provided the following visitor numbers recorded from various locations around the area including:

26,000 people had visited or paraglided from Babdag mountain above Oludeniz;

63,000 had been on a boat trip or had taken part in diving or other recordable water activity; and,

73,500 had visited museums and historical sites. copyright Fethiye