empty beachesThe number of tourists visiting Turkey in 2016 decreased 30% from 36.2 million to 25.3 million. Turkey’s loss in terms of foreign visitor numbers counted 10.8 million and the biggest loss was in the number of package tours.

According to the Turkey Package Tour (Incoming) Market 2016 research by Turizmdatabank, Turkey lost 6.2 million tourists from Turkey package tours. The top two agencies; Tantur Tourism / TUI and Diana Travel continue to be at the top position but the numbers of the two groups become quite close to each other.

The biggest differences seen in the rankings are the number of tourist losses first in Russia and second in European markets.

The Top 15 tour operators that bring tourists to Turkey with package tours

Rank 2016 Rank 2015 GROUPS
1 1 TANTUR / TUI
2 2 DIANA TRAVEL
3 4 MEETING POINT INT.
4 8 CORENDON TOURISTİC
5 7 KİLİT GLOBAL
6 5 ANEX TOUR
7 10 MTS-GLOBE
8 3 OTI GROUP
9 11 SUMMER TOUR
10 13 DER TOURISTIK/DTS
11 15 PENİNSULA GRUBU
12 12 INTOURIST STYLE
13 6 PEGAS TOURISTIK
14 9 NOVANTA TOURISTIC
15 19 LTS TOURISTIK

The Top 15 tour operators that bring tourists to Antalya with package tours

Rank 2016 Rank 2015 GROUPS
1 1 TANTUR / TUI  
2 2 DIANA TRAVEL  
3 7 MEETING POINT INT.  
4 6 KİLİT GLOBAL  
5 5 ANEX TOUR  
6 3 OTI GROUP  
7 12 DER TOURISTIK/DTS  
8 11 MTS-GLOBE  
9 9 SUMMER TOUR  
10 10 CORENDON  
11 18 PENİNSULA GRUBU  
12 4 PEGAS TOURISTIK  
13 13 INTOURIST STYLE  
14 8 NOVANTA TOURISTIC  
15 15 LTS TOURISTIK