Aegean 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.
There 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.
Number of foreign tourists visiting Izmir (January – July)
|Percentage Change 2016 / 2017||6,55||5,66||6,5|
Alsancak Port passenger traffic (January – July)
Nationalities of travelers visiting Izmir (January – July)