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Istanbul Tourist Arrivals continue to drop in April 2016

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

istiklal street tramFollowing the distressing events that have occurred in Istanbul and in Turkey, drop in number of tourist arrivals to Istanbul continues.

Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate announced the total number of tourist arrivals to Istanbul in the first four months of 2016. 715 thousand traveled to Istanbul in April 2016, 31.1% drop compare to April 2015. A total of 2.8 million visited Istanbul in January-April 2016; a drop of 15.9% compare to same period last year.

  İSTANBUL Change in % compare to 2015 (Monthly) Change in % compare to 2015 (Cumulative)
  2015 2016
January 691.496 692.172 0,1 0,1
February 732.202 674.465 -7,9 -4,0
March 944.931 783.164 -17,1 -9,2
April 1.037.506 715.161 -31,1 -15,9
  3.406.135 2.864.962    

Nationalities of travelers visiting Istanbul in the first 4 months of 2016

German:%10.0, Iranian:%8.2, British:%4.2, French:%4.0, USA:%3.7, Ukrainian:%3.4, Saudi Arabian:%3.4, Dutch:%3.1, Iraqi:%2.8, Russian:%2.6, Italian:%2.2, Azerbaijani:%1.9, Chinese:%1.7, Algerian:%1.7, Kuwaiti:%1.5, Other nationalities: 45,4%

Top 20 - Arrivals to Istanbul and Change compare to 2015

S. No Country 2016 Arrivals 2015 Arrivals

Change

%

1 GERMANY 287.237 331.604 -13,4
2 IRAN 235.837 196.910 19,8
3 UK 121.248 131.043 -7,5
4 FRANCE 113.346 128.611 -11,9
5 USA 105.325 124.185 -15,2
6 UKRAINE 98.612 82.674 19,3
7 SAUDI ARABIA 97.878 99.316 -1,4
8 THE NETHERLANDS 87.951 87.647 0,3
9 IRAQ 80.570 81.792 -1,5
10 RUSSIAN FED. 75.423 155.086 -51,4
11 ITALY 63.128 99.795 -36,7
12 AZERBAIJAN 55.231 73.250 -24,6
13 CHINA 49.974 68.967 -27,5
14 ALGERIA 47.834 43.911 8,9
15 KUWAIT 43.667 44.949 -2,9
16 TURKMENISTAN 41.814 46.812 -10,7
17 LEBANON 41.435 37.224 11,3
18 SOUTH KOREA 39.955 77.500 -48,4
19 AUSTRIA 38.361 45.385 -15,5
20 SYRIA 37.334 72.034 -48,2
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