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Izmir tourism surpassed last year’s tourist arrival numbers in 2017

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

izmir kordonAegean Touristic Hotels and Investors Associations – ETIK has published a special report which reveals that Turkey’s Aegean city of Izmir has recorded 6.5% increase in tourist arrivals and surpassed last year’s figure.

Izmir has welcomed a total of 385,410 foreign tourists in the first 7 months of 2017; an increase of 6.5% compare to same period last year. Traveler traffic to the city has recorded great increase except from UK, the Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland and Scandinavian markets. During the 7 months period, the highest growth is achieved from Russian, Ukrainian, CIS, and Iranian markets.

Mehmet IslerThere is still stagnation in Cruise market. Cruise tourist arrivals at the Alsancak port increased from 1052 to 4122 cruise travelers. Arrivals from Adnan Menderes Airport have increased 6.5%.

Vice President of TUROFED (Turkey Hoteliers Federation) and ETIK President Mehmet Işler commented that Izmir’s tourist arrivals figure surpassed 2016 crisis levels. Izmir’s 2017 target is to reach tourist arrivals figure in 2015 and keep stability in tourism growth.

izmir tourist arrivals july2017

Number of foreign tourists visiting Izmir (January – July)

  Air Sea Total
2015 505.311 138.152 643.463
2016 362.719 22.258 384.977
2017 386.474 23.517 409.991
Percentage Change 2016 / 2017 6,55 5,66 6,5

 

Alsancak Port passenger traffic (January – July)

2011 246.764
2012 225.218
2013 241.733
2014 181.340
2015 109.259
2016 1.052
2017 4.122

Nationalities of travelers visiting Izmir (January – July)

  2016 2017 Change (%)
Germany 145.879 148.006 1,5
Iran 29.902 40.225 34,5
UK 37.148 35.443 -4,6
The Netherlands 37.058 30.672 -17,2
Belgium 20.583 21.852 6,2
France 15.941 18.472 15,9
TRNC 10.919 11.482 5,2
Russian Fed. 765 10.099 1220,1
Austria 7.780 9.442 21,4
Greece 10.654 9.432 -11,5
Switzerland 8.374 7.680 -8,3
Belarus 3.905 7.296 86,8
Ireland 5.151 7.155 38,9
Poland 3.783 4.949 30,8
USA 3.781 4.475 18,4
Denmark 6.947 4.158 -40,1
Sweden 6.112 4.004 -34,5
Ukraine 929 2.988 221,6
Italy 2.400 2.493 3,9
Bulgaria 1.968 2.487 26,4
Azerbaijan 2.258 2.294 1,6
Finland 1.782 2.246 26
Moldova 82 1.921 2242,7
Norway 2.757 1.768 -35,9
Czech Republic 1.311 1.532 16,9
Canada 1.059 1.136 7,3
Australia 734 1.069 45,6
Romania 635 954 50,2
Spain 717 951 32,6
Slovakia 1.118 863 -22,8
Other 12.545 12.447 -0,8
Total 384.977 409.991 6,5
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