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Turkey’s tourism income decreases in Q2 2016

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

alacatiAlacati, IzmirIn the second quarter (April, May, June) of 2016, Turkey’s tourism income decreased by 35.6% and declined to $ 4 billion 981 million 318 thousand. While 77.1% of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors, 22.9% was obtained from citizens resident abroad.


Visitors organise their travel individually or with package tour. While individual expenditures constituted $ 4 billion 73 million 3 thousand of the total tourism income, $ 908 million 315 thousand of tourism income was obtained by package tour expenditures.

In this quarter while average expenditure of the foreigners was $ 602 per capita, average expenditure of the Turkish citizens resident abroad was $ 973 per capita.

Number of departing visitors decreased by 30.3%

In this quarter number of departing visitors decreased by 30.3% compared to same quarter of previous year and declined to 7 million 495 thousand 35 persons. While 84.5% of visitors was foreign (6 million 330 thousand 571 persons), 15.5% of them was Turkish citizens resident abroad (1 million 164 thousand 464 persons).

Tourism expenditure decreased by 2.1%

Tourism expenditure which is the expenditure of the Turkish citizens resident in Turkey and visited abroad, decreased by 2.1% compared to same quarter of previous year and declined to $ 1 billion 509 million 693 thousand. While $ 1 billion 170 million 772 thousand of total expenditures was individual expenditures, $ 338 million 920 thousand of tourism expenditures was package tour expenditures.

Number of Turkish citizens visited abroad decreased by 17.3%

In this quarter number of Turkish citizens visited abroad decreased by 17.3% compared to same quarter of previous year and declined to 2 million 35 thousand 818. Average expenditure was $ 742 per capita.

Tourism income and expenditure, II. Quarter: April-June, 2016

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Figures in table may not add up to totals due to rounding.

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