In the period from July to September, the average expenditure was about 129 US dollars. “The largest increase of 36,1 percent was recorded in health expenditures, 21,1 percent in other expenditures (sports, entertainment, education, jewelry, gold, silver, carpets and rugs), while accommodation expenditures were 14,3 percent”, It is stated in the announcement. Domestic travel with one or more overnight stays fell 1,8 percent over the same period in 2018 to 31,9 million. Data from the third quarter showed that tourists embarked on 24,3 million trips, which is almost 2,9 percent less on an annual basis. On trips between July and September, residents of Turkey spent nearly $ 4,1 billion, compared to $ 3,4 billion in the same quarter. In Turkey, domestic tourism spending increased by almost 10,4 per cent in the last quarter of 2019, it announced on Wednesday Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). Source / Photo: TurkStst / Pixabay The primary reason for these trips were visits to relatives (60,5%), followed by travel, leisure and recreation with 33,8 percent and health with 3 percent.