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Cruise tourism declines in Turkey

Turkey’s Cruise tourism industry experiences a drop in tourist arrivals in the first 5 months of 2017. Compare to same period in 2016, the total arrivals dropped from 175 thousand to 90 thousand travelers.

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According to the statistics, the number of cruise passengers visiting Turkish ports dropped 48.4%.

No cruise ship visited Turkish ports between January and February 2017, the first cruise ship arrived on March.

According to the statistics received from 25 ports, during March – May, cruises passengers entered the country from only 9 Turkish ports. Around 47 thousand cruise travelers arrived ports in Kuşadası, Antalya, Marmaris, Alanya, and other ports.

January - May Passenger Numbers
 2015 390.529
2016 175.463
2017 90.468