Istanbul broke records and welcomed 10.474.867 tourists in 2013. The Directorate said that the number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul increased 11.7 percent compared to 2012.
Number of tourists visiting the city also increased 15.6 percent in December compare to December 2012. 754.789 tourists arrived to Istanbul in December 2013.
The most of the tourists arrived in Istanbul are from Germany with 1.179.397 tourists which is followed by Russia with 573.528, USA with 503.019 tourists is in 3rd, and France with 478.258 tourists in fourth and UK with 456.172 tourists made the 5th place.