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10.7 Million Tourists visited Istanbul in the first 10 Months of 2015

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

istiklal tramIstanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate announced the total number of tourist arrivals to Istanbul in the first 10 months of 2015. The growth in tourist arrivals stopped in October following 9 months of increase in arrivals compare to last year. The number of tourists in October 2015 is 0.7 percent less than October 2014.

Table below summarizes the total arrivals of the city

  TURKEY ISTANBUL Change in % compare to 2014
(Monthly)
Change in % compare to 2014 (Cumulative)
  2014 2015 2014 2015
January 1.146.815 1.250.941 635.283 691.496 8,8 8,8
February 1.352.184 1.383.343 696.054 732.202 5,2 6,9
March 1.851.980 1.895.940 866.985 944.931 9,0 7,7
April 2.652.071 2.437.263 1.014.662 1.037.506 2,3 6,0
May 3.900.096 3.804.158 1.079.598 1.182.906 9,6 6,9
June 4.335.075 4.123.109 1.090.284 1.091.357 0,1 5,5
July 5.214.519 5.480.502 1.155.407 1.400.183 21,2 8,3
August 5.283.333 5.130.967 1.290.218 1.333.515 3,4 7,5
September 4.352.429 4.251.870 1.181.742 1.205.089 2,0 6,8
October 3.439.554 ? 1.132.655 1.125.263 - 0,7 5,9
      10.142.888 10.744.448    

Number of Tourist Arrivals in the last 3 years

Jan.-Oct. 2015 2014 2013 2015/2014 2014/2013
GERMANY 1.118.013 1.043.523 1.029.175 7,1 1,4
IRAN 632.242 495.729 313.469 27,5 58,1
USA 501.150 469.279 440.552 6,8 6,5
RUSSIAN FED. 433.649 510.351 479.520 -15,0 6,4
UK 464.678 439.078 411.461 5,8 6,7
FRANCE 403.413 422.710 417.682 -4,6 1,2
ITALY 305.594 392.257 386.069 -22,1 1,6
IRAQ 405.854 305.494 206.714 32,9 47,8
THE NETHERLANDS 259.031 254.372 246.147 1,8 3,3
CHINA 256.142 155.276 107.726 65,0 44,1
UKRAINE 224.664 214.833 203.093 4,6 5,8
LIBYA 221.474 216.442 215.993 2,3 0,2
SOUTH KOREA 178.846 193.160 140.666 -7,4 37,3
AZERBAIJAN 197.942 199.644 193.057 -0,9 3,4
SPAIN 168.606 202.650 178.693 -16,8 13,4
AUSTRIA 148.763 142.002 139.502 4,8 1,8
TURKMENISTAN 140.492 147.134 120.501 -4,5 22,1
SWITZERLAND 139.335 140.726 141.254 -1,0 -0,4
BELGIUM 120.321 120.336 114.477 0,0 5,1
GREECE 102.489 106.194 85.827 -3,5 23,7
TUNUSIA 81.703 79.336 70.627 3,0 12,3
JAPAN 79.377 132.081 135.290 -39,9 -2,4
EGYPT 79.465 89.659 87.594 -11,4 2,4
ISRAEL 88.463 75.997 59.903 16,4 26,9
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