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Istanbul receives Record growth in tourist arrivals in Q1 2013

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Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate announced record growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2013.

istanbul-bridgeIstanbul received 838.201 international tourists in the first quarter of 2013 that accounts 23,8% increase compare to same period last year.

The directorate stated that the growth in arrivals is the highest of last 10 years.

According to the arrivals data, every 2 tourists out of 3 visit Istanbul between October 2012 and March 2013.

Top 5 nationalities that visit Istanbul are: Germany (10%), Russia (6%), UK (4%), USA (4%), and France (4%). Number of Arab tourists continues to increase.

 

 

ISTANBUL

Change compare to 2012 (Monthly)

Change compare to 2012 (Cumulative)

 

2012

2013

January

451.662

532.726

17,9

17,9

February

494.124

617.015

24,9

21,6

March

659.826

838.201

27,0

23,8

 

945.786

1.149.741

 

 

 

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