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Boom for Turkish tourism continues in July 2017

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey continues to increase in July 2017. Following 43% increase in June 2017, the number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased by 46.36% in July 2017, compared to July 2016. According to the tourism statistics announced by the Tourism Ministry, the number of arriving foreigners in Turkey in July 2017 has reached 5,075,961.

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The cities with border gates with the most number of arriving foreigners in July 2017 are:

1-Antalya %35.13 (1,783,107)                                                                     

2-İstanbul %26.01 (1,320,098)                                                                    

3-Edirne %11.99 (608,718)                                                                           

4-Muğla %7.84 (397,841)                                                                              

5-Artvin %6.07 (308,327)                                                                              

The number of arriving foreigners in Turkey between January-July 2017 increased by 21.94% compared to the same period of the previous year.

The number of arriving foreigners in Turkey between January-July 2017 has reached 17,325,410 with 21.94% increase compared to the same period of the previous year.                                                                       

The cities with border gates with the most number of arriving foreigners between January-July 2017 are:                                                                            

1-İstanbul %32.96 (5,709,917)                                                                    

2-Antalya %29.18 (5,056,198)                                                                     

3-Edirne %10.39 (1,800,517)                                                                       

4-Artvin %8.35 (1,445,869)                                                                          

5-Muğla %6.07 (1,052,043)

DISTRIBUTION OF FOREIGNERS ARRIVING IN TURKEY BY NATIONALITIES IN
(2015-2017*) JULY (TOP FIVE)
 
Countries 2017* Share% 2016 Share% 2015 Share%
Russian Fed. 835 525 16,46 47 788 1,38 686 256 12,52
Germany 680 616 13,41 660 532 19,05 798 295 14,57
U.K. 277 955 5,48 277 857 8,01 421 556 7,69
Georgia 265 024 5,22 210 105 6,06 201 485 3,68
Iran 253 950 5,00 133 951 3,86 210 325 3,84
Other 2 762 891 54,43 2 137 969 61,64 3 162 585 57,71
TOTAL 5 075 961 100,00 3 468 202 100,00 5 480 502 100,00

(*): Provisional Data.

Russian Federation takes the first place by its share of %16.46 (835,525) in the comparison of arriving foreign visitors by nationality in July 2017, Germany takes the second place by its share of % 13,41                         (680,616) as well as UK is the third country by its share of %5.48 (277,955). Georgia and Iran follow UK.                                             

DISTRIBUTION OF FOREIGNERS ARRIVING IN TURKEY BY NATIONALITIES IN
(2015-2017*) JANUARY-JULY (TOP FIVE)
 
Countries 2017* Share% 2016 Share% 2015 Share%
Russian Fed. 2 527 628 14,59 231 616 1,63 2 140 874 10,51
Germany 1 927 360 11,12 2 163 481 15,23 2 908 058 14,27
Georgia 1 338 295 7,72 1 248 333 8,79 1 026 863 5,04
Iran 1 260 431 7,28 993 905 7,00 1 020 115 5,01
Bulgaria 972 770 5,61 950 470 6,69 1 001 264 4,91
Other 9 298 926 53,67 8 620 623 60,67 12 278 082 60,26
TOTAL 17 325 410 100,00 14 208 428 100,00 20 375 256 100,00

Russian Fed. takes the first place by its share of 14.59% (2,527,628) in the comparison of arriving foreign visitors by nationality in January-July 2017, Germany takes the second place by its share of 11.12% (1,927,360) as well as Georgia is the third country by its share of 7.72% (1,338,295). Iran and Bulgaria follow Georgia.                                                                                               

In the first seven months of the year, a total of 7.1 million tourists visited Turkey from Europe, with a 7.1 percent year-on-year increase.

COMPARISON OF FOREIGNERS ARRIVING IN TURKEY BY NATIONALITIES IN 2015-2017(*)         (JANUARY-JULY)
  YEARS SHARE (%) RATE OF CHANGE %
NATIONALITY 2015 2016 2017* 2015 2016 2017* 2016/2015 2017/2016
Algeria 81 976 89 679 106 060 0,40 0,63 0,61 9,40 18,27
Morocco 53 993 47 704 54 589 0,26 0,34 0,32 -11,65 14,43
South Africa 28 009 17 511 18 085 0,14 0,12 0,10 -37,48 3,28
Libyan A.J. 157 946 39 347 47 532 0,78 0,28 0,27 -75,09 20,80
Egypt 54 621 54 788 53 466 0,27 0,39 0,31 0,31 -2,41
Sudan 6 562 6 106 6 377 0,03 0,04 0,04 -6,95 4,44
Tunusia 57 516 58 062 59 374 0,28 0,41 0,34 0,95 2,26
O. AFRICA COUNTRIES                               56 121 51 272 54 737 0,28 0,36 0,32 -8,64 6,76
TOTAL AFRICA 496 744 364 469 400 220 2,44 2,57 2,31 -26,63 9,81
Argentina 43 171 41 286 25 921 0,21 0,29 0,15 -4,37 -37,22
Brazil 53 162 24 333 24 566 0,26 0,17 0,14 -54,23 0,96
Colombia 16 603 11 299 12 949 0,08 0,08 0,07 -31,95 14,60
Chile 14 547 7 224 4 759 0,07 0,05 0,03 -50,34 -34,12
Venezuela 3 682 2 590 3 359 0,02 0,02 0,02 -29,66 29,69
O.S. AMERICA COUNTRIES                             12 833 8 239 7 934 0,06 0,06 0,05 -35,80 -3,70
TOTAL SOUTH AMERICA 143 998 94 971 79 488 0,71 0,67 0,46 -34,05 -16,30
TOTAL NORTH AMERICA 9 823 8 012 8 241 0,05 0,06 0,05 -18,44 2,86
TOTAL CENTRAL AMERICA 5 940 3 996 4 274 0,03 0,03 0,02 -32,73 6,96
TOTAL AMERICA 159 761 106 979 92 003 0,78 0,75 0,53 -33,04 -14,00
Bahrain 16 203 21 986 31 941 0,08 0,15 0,18 35,69 45,28
U.A.E. 29 066 20 993 26 478 0,14 0,15 0,15 -27,77 26,13
Iraq 544 883 195 186 455 126 2,67 1,37 2,63 -64,18 133,18
Israel 104 126 137 809 188 151 0,51 0,97 1,09 32,35 36,53
Qatar 20 879 18 193 23 685 0,10 0,13 0,14 -12,86 30,19
Kuwait 97 046 91 998 140 338 0,48 0,65 0,81 -5,20 52,54
T.R.N.Cyprus 134 609 127 841 136 313 0,66 0,90 0,79 -5,03 6,63
Lebanon 92 307 94 407 108 722 0,45 0,66 0,63 2,28 15,16
S. Arabia 267 332 248 875 340 870 1,31 1,75 1,97 -6,90 36,96
Jordan 79 426 94 999 135 403 0,39 0,67 0,78 19,61 42,53
Yemen 12 962 11 961 14 870 0,06 0,08 0,09 -7,72 24,32
O.W. ASIA COUNTRIES                               441 124 177 021 220 297 2,16 1,25 1,27 -59,87 24,45
T. WESTERN ASIA                                   1 839 963 1 241 269 1 822 194 9,03 8,74 10,52 -32,54 46,80
Bangladesh 7 076 5 797 5 576 0,03 0,04 0,03 -18,08 -3,81
China 184 900 98 106 119 207 0,91 0,69 0,69 -46,94 21,51
Indonesia 35 191 28 063 49 859 0,17 0,20 0,29 -20,26 77,67
Philippines 45 373 33 379 33 411 0,22 0,23 0,19 -26,43 0,10
India 75 844 52 356 42 608 0,37 0,37 0,25 -30,97 -18,62
Iran 1 020 115 993 905 1 260 431 5,01 7,00 7,28 -2,57 26,82
Malaysia 40 174 29 720 26 725 0,20 0,21 0,15 -26,02 -10,08
Pakistan 31 044 30 080 36 599 0,15 0,21 0,21 -3,11 21,67
Singapore 14 241 9 567 7 295 0,07 0,07 0,04 -32,82 -23,75
Thailand 15 714 7 066 13 167 0,08 0,05 0,08 -55,03 86,34
O.S. ASIA COUNTRIES                               64 814 74 407 73 034 0,32 0,52 0,42 14,80 -1,85
T. SOUTH ASIA                                     1 534 486 1 362 446 1 667 912 7,53 9,59 9,63 -11,21 22,42
TOTAL ASIA                                       3 374 449 2 603 715 3 490 106 16,56 18,33 20,14 -22,84 34,04
Germany 2 908 058 2 163 481 1 927 360 14,27 15,23 11,12 -25,60 -10,91
Austria 294 371 198 493 174 568 1,44 1,40 1,01 -32,57 -12,05
Belgium 383 029 264 742 259 981 1,88 1,86 1,50 -30,88 -1,80
Czech Rep. 119 563 48 418 63 119 0,59 0,34 0,36 -59,50 30,36
Denmark 252 999 222 420 165 823 1,24 1,57 0,96 -12,09 -25,45
Finland 125 620 78 815 52 498 0,62 0,55 0,30 -37,26 -33,39
France 502 820 347 277 336 548 2,47 2,44 1,94 -30,93 -3,09
Netherlands 760 913 565 840 454 180 3,73 3,98 2,62 -25,64 -19,73
U.K. 1 371 869 970 938 885 227 6,73 6,83 5,11 -29,23 -8,83
Ireland 59 319 33 435 27 532 0,29 0,24 0,16 -43,64 -17,66
Spain 139 252 62 007 51 856 0,68 0,44 0,30 -55,47 -16,37
Sweden 382 433 208 816 169 823 1,88 1,47 0,98 -45,40 -18,67
Switzerland 219 454 129 187 112 795 1,08 0,91 0,65 -41,13 -12,69
Italy 277 556 125 981 104 613 1,36 0,89 0,60 -54,61 -16,96
Iceland 5 632 2 529 1 314 0,03 0,02 0,01 -55,10 -48,04
Luxembourg 6 358 2 600 2 520 0,03 0,02 0,01 -59,11 -3,08
Hungary 78 584 37 640 40 859 0,39 0,26 0,24 -52,10 8,55
Norway 188 948 107 180 71 816 0,93 0,75 0,41 -43,28 -32,99
Poland 301 163 119 607 152 346 1,48 0,84 0,88 -60,28 27,37
Portugal 30 140 15 973 13 210 0,15 0,11 0,08 -47,00 -17,30
Slovakia 86 867 33 500 50 311 0,43 0,24 0,29 -61,44 50,18
Greece 413 094 326 713 306 889 2,03 2,30 1,77 -20,91 -6,07
O. E. OECD COUNTRIES         1     0,00    
TOTAL EUROPE OECD 8 908 042 6 065 592 5 425 189 43,72 42,69 31,31 -31,91 -10,56
Albania 42 696 44 155 51 822 0,21 0,31 0,30 3,42 17,36
Bosnia Herzegovina 48 488 38 043 48 701 0,24 0,27 0,28 -21,54 28,02
Bulgaria 1 001 264 950 470 972 770 4,91 6,69 5,61 -5,07 2,35
Estonia 33 938 22 410 24 631 0,17 0,16 0,14 -33,97 9,91
Greek Cypriot Administration 6 573 4 920 5 406 0,03 0,03 0,03 -25,15 9,88
Croatia 24 388 13 335 12 105 0,12 0,09 0,07 -45,32 -9,22
Montenegro 11 266 9 723 10 117 0,06 0,07 0,06 -13,70 4,05
Kosovo 55 019 57 530 62 138 0,27 0,40 0,36 4,56 8,01
Latvia 30 920 18 901 21 065 0,15 0,13 0,12 -38,87 11,45
Lithuania 61 362 61 838 68 465 0,30 0,44 0,40 0,78 10,72
Rep. of, Macedonia 93 730 80 914 89 711 0,46 0,57 0,52 -13,67 10,87
Malta 4 844 3 141 2 679 0,02 0,02 0,02 -35,16 -14,71
Romania 248 554 212 381 222 475 1,22 1,49 1,28 -14,55 4,75
Serbia 103 087 62 703 74 141 0,51 0,44 0,43 -39,17 18,24
Slovenia 23 618 11 792 10 500 0,12 0,08 0,06 -50,07 -10,96
O. E OECD EXTERNAL COUNTRIES     1 724 978 982 0,01 0,01 0,01 -43,27 0,41
TOTAL EUROPE OECD EXTERNAL 1 791 471 1 593 234 1 677 708 8,79 11,21 9,68 -11,07 5,30
TOTAL EUROPE 10 699 513 7 658 826 7 102 897 52,51 53,90 41,00 -28,42 -7,26
Azerbaijan 347 946 317 472 412 058 1,71 2,23 2,38 -8,76 29,79
Belarus 124 585 57 183 131 499 0,61 0,40 0,76 -54,10 129,96
Armenia 25 538 19 744 24 966 0,13 0,14 0,14 -22,69 26,45
Georgia 1 026 863 1 248 333 1 338 295 5,04 8,79 7,72 21,57 7,21
Kazakhstan 268 207 134 637 239 986 1,32 0,95 1,39 -49,80 78,25
Kyrgyzstan 53 662 51 654 61 426 0,26 0,36 0,35 -3,74 18,92
Rep. Moldova 86 353 79 826 98 433 0,42 0,56 0,57 -7,56 23,31
Uzbekistan 84 162 70 776 101 759 0,41 0,50 0,59 -15,91 43,78
Russian Fed. 2 140 874 231 616 2 527 628 10,51 1,63 14,59 -89,18 991,30
Tajikistan 19 181 13 174 16 216 0,09 0,09 0,09 -31,32 23,09
Turkmenistan 96 160 85 801 124 106 0,47 0,60 0,72 -10,77 44,64
Ukraine 387 310 588 779 742 670 1,90 4,14 4,29 52,02 26,14
TOTAL UIS   4 660 841 2 898 995 5 819 042 22,88 20,40 33,59 -37,80 100,73
U.S.A 452 931 302 890 201 735 2,22 2,13 1,16 -33,13 -33,40
Australia 140 784 63 278 41 723 0,69 0,45 0,24 -55,05 -34,06
Korea, Rep. of 148 773 72 024 67 911 0,73 0,51 0,39 -51,59 -5,71
Japan 63 898 28 071 24 148 0,31 0,20 0,14 -56,07 -13,98
Canada 99 708 65 701 44 769 0,49 0,46 0,26 -34,11 -31,86
Mexico 27 715 12 916 8 991 0,14 0,09 0,05 -53,40 -30,39
New Zealand 21 491 9 965 6 092 0,11 0,07 0,04 -53,63 -38,87
TOTAL OTHER OECD 955 300 554 845 395 369 4,69 3,91 2,28 -41,92 -28,74
TOTAL HAYMATLOS 28 457 20 201 25 564 0,14 0,14 0,15 -29,01 26,55
TOTAL OCEANIA     191 398 209 0,00 0,00 0,00 108,38 -47,49
TOTAL FOREIGN 20 375 256 14 208 428 17 325 410 100,00 100,00 100,00 -30,27 21,94

(*): Provisional Data.

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