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2.6M Foreign Tourists Arrived in April 2022

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Turkiye saw 2.6 million foreign tourist arrivals in April, more than triple from a year ago, according to official figures revealed on Monday.

Despite surging 225.6% year-on-year, April's figure did not overtake its pre-coronavirus level in 2019, the Culture and Tourism Ministry data showed.

Istanbul, Turkiye's largest city by population and a top tourist draw, welcomed 40% of all foreign visitors, or nearly 1 million in April.

It was followed by the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya with 661,609 foreign tourists and Edirne in northwestern Turkiye, which borders both Bulgaria and Greece, with 359,303 foreign visitors.

As for the nationalities of foreign tourists, Germany took the first place with 15.4% – nearly 400,000 visitors – over the same period, followed by Bulgaria (10.5% or 271,000) and the UK (8.8% or 225,000 ).

 

Total Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting Turkiye by Months and Years
  YEARS % 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 2.079.565 26,07 129,70
APRIL  24.238  790.687 2.574.423 3162,18 225,59
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  
4 MONTHS TOTAL 4.262.882 2.743.773 7 477 047 -35,64 172,51
(*): 2022 provincial data        

 

Source: AA

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