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Turkey welcomes almost 3 million tourists in the first 2 months of 2018

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

hagia sophia insideTurkish Culture and Tourism Ministry announced the total number of foreign tourist arrivals to the country in the first two months of 2018. The tourism statistics shows that Turkish tourism is rebounding to 2015 levels in 2018.

According to the statistics obtained from the General Directorate of Security; in February 2018 the number of foreign visitors arrived is 1,527,070 which increased by 31.66% compared to the previous year.

In February 2018, top 5 provinces foreign visitors entered Turkey are:

1-Istanbul %55.56 (848,510)

2-Edirne %11.21 (171,165)

3-Artvin %10.81 (165,077)

4-Antalya %5.55 (84,733)

5-Van %2.72 (41,463)

DISTRIBUTION OF FOREIGNERS ARRIVING IN TURKEY BY NATIONALITIES IN
(2016-2018*) FEBRUARY (TOP FIVE)
 
ÜLKELER 2018* Share% 2017 Share% 2016 Share%
Iran 196 125 12,84 130 596 11,26 124 962 10,07
Georgia 156 598 10,25 140 463 12,11 152 165 12,27
Bulgaria 112 078 7,34 106 026 9,14 109 532 8,83
Germany 109 729 7,19 96 775 8,34 138 338 11,15
Iraq 68 416 4,48 45 662 3,94 36 289 2,93
OTHER 884 124 57,90 640 311 55,21 679 347 54,76
GENERAL TOTAL 1 527 070 100,00 1 159 833 100,00 1 240 633 100,00
(*): Provisional Data.
             

In the February 2018 time period, the top tourism markets for Turkey are Iran with 12.84% (196,125), Georgia with 10.25% (156,598) Bulgaria with 7.34% (112,078) share of the total visitors. Bulgaria is followed by Germany and Iraq.

In January-February 2018 period the number of foreign visitors arrived is 2,988,640 which increased by 34.91% compared to the previous year.

In January-February 2018 period, top 5 provinces foreign visitors entered Turkey are:

1-Istanbul %56.21 (1,679,817)

2-Edirne %11.80 (352,616)

3-Artvin %10.83 (323,761)

4-Antalya %5.17 (154,634)

5-Ağrı %2.37 (70,817)

DISTRIBUTION OF FOREIGNERS ARRIVING IN TURKEY BY NATIONALITIES IN
(2016-2018*) JANUARY-FEBRUARY (TOP FIVE)
 
ÜLKELER 2018* Share% 2017 Share% 2016 Share%
Iran 350 421 11,73 232 232 10,48 217 222 9,01
Georgia 307 447 10,29 281 451 12,70 265 747 11,02
Bulgaria 231 374 7,74 183 905 8,30 208 332 8,64
Germany 196 604 6,58 175 525 7,92 252 546 10,47
Russia Fed. 134 211 4,49 79 385 3,58 42 180 1,75
OTHER 1 768 583 59,18 1 262 809 57,00 1 424 939 59,10
GENERAL TOTAL 2 988 640 100,00 2 215 307 100,00 2 410 966 100,00
(*): Provisional Data.

In the January - February 2018 time period , the top tourism markets for Turkey are Iran with 11,73% (350 421) Georgia with 10,29% (307 447) Bulgaria with 7,74% (231 374) share of the total visitors. Bulgaria is followed by Germany and Russia Fed..

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