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Over 1.5M Foreign Travelers Visit Turkey in February 2022

Istanbul tourist arrivals 2022

Foreign tourist arrivals in Turkiye climbed to more than 1.5 million in February, according to official data released on Monday.

According to the temporary data obtained from the General Directorate of Security; in February 2022 the number of foreign visitors who arrived is 1,541,393 which increased by 186,52% compared to the previous year.

Of the 1,541,393 foreign visitors arrived in February, 1,642 ( 0.11%) are excursionists.

In February 2022, top 5 provinces foreign visitors entered Turkey are:

1-İstanbul %62,05 (956,482)
2-Edirne %11,79 (181,665)
3-Antalya %8,56 (131,960)
4-Artvin %3,12 (48,018)
5-Şırnak %2,56 (39,522)

 

DISTRIBUTION OF ARRIVING FOREIGN VISITORS BY YEARS AND MONTHS
  YEARS RATE OF CHANGE (%)
MONTHS 2020 2021 2022* 2021/2020 2022/2021
JANUARY 1,787,435  509,787 1,281,666 -71.48 151.41
FEBRUARY 1,733,112  537,976 1,541,393 -68.96 186.52
MARCH  718,097  905,323   26.07  
APRIL  24,238  790,687   3162.18  
MAY  29,829  936,282   3038.83  
JUNE  214,768 2,047,596   853.40  
JULY  932,927 4,360,952   367.45  
AUGUST 1,814,701 3,982,168   119.44  
SEPTEMBER 2,203,482 3,513,453   59.45  
OCTOBER 1,742,303 3,471,540   99.25  
NOVEMBER  833,991 1,763,982   111.51  
DECEMBER  699,330 1,892,520   170.62  
TOTAL 12,734,213 24,712,266   94.06  
2 MONTHLY TOTAL 3,520,547 1,047,763 2,823,059 -70.24 169.44
(*): Provisional Data.

 

In the January-February 2022 period, the number of foreign visitors who arrived increased by 169.44% compared to the previous year.

In January-February 2022 period, the number of foreign visitors who arrived is 2,823,059 which increased by 169.44% compared to the previous year.

Of the 2 823 059 foreign visitors who arrived in January-February 2022 period, 3,831 (0.14%) are excursionists.

In January-February 2022 period, top 5 provinces foreign visitors entered Turkey are:

1-İstanbul %61.92 (1,748,060)
2-Edirne %11.68 (329,681)
3-Antalya %8.85 (249,761)
4-Artvin %3.05 (86,242)
5-Şırnak %2.50 (70,473)

DISTRIBUTION OF ARRIVING FOREIGN VISITORS - TOP 5 COUNTRIES (2020-2022) FEBRUARY
             
 NATIONALITY 2022* 2022 NAT. RATIO % 2021 2021 NAT. RATIO % 2020 2020 NAT. RATIO %
Bulgaria  128,798 8.36  33,668 6.26  152,344 8.79
Germany  128,663 8.35  32,787 6.09  159,084 9.18
Iran  120,475 7.82  43,413 8.07  97,547 5.63
Russia Fed.  112,165 7.28  87,046 16.18  107,178 6.18
Iraq  72,824 4.72  36,188 6.73  91,842 5.30
OTHER  978,468 63.48  304,874 56.67 1,125,117 64.92
GENERAL TOTAL 1,541,393 100.00  537,976 100.00 1,733,112 100.00
(*): Provisional Data.

 

In the February 2022 time period, the top tourism markets for Turkey are Bulgaria with 8.36% (128,798), Germany with 8.35% (128,663) Iran with 7.82% (120,475) share of the total visitors. Iran is followed by Russia Fed. and Iraq.

DISTRIBUTION OF ARRIVING FOREIGN VISITORS - TOP 5 COUNTRIES (2019-2021) JANUARY-FEBRUARY
             
 NATIONALITY 2022* 2022 NAT. RATIO % 2021 2021 NAT. RATIO % 2020 2020 NAT. RATIO %
Russia Fed.  246,380 8.73  176,457 16.84  237,786 6.75
Bulgaria  238,769 8.46  64,361 6.14  314,543 8.93
Germany  231,235 8.19  59,928 5.72  281,500 8.00
Iran  227,432 8.06  81,406 7.77  218,074 6.19
Iraq  124,848 4.42  63,259 6.04  171,480 4.87
OTHER 1,754,395 62.15  602,352 57.49 2,297,164 65.25
GENERAL TOTAL 2,823,059 100.00 1,047,763 100.00 3,520,547 100.00
(*): Provisional Data.

 

In the January - February 2022 time period, the top tourism markets for Turkey are Russia Fed. with 8.73% (246,380) Bulgaria with 8.46% (238,769) Germany with 8.19% (231,235) share of the total visitors. Germany is followed by Iran and Iraq.

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