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43 Million Tourists Visit Turkey in a Year: The Number of Tourists Rose 23% in Turkey 2018

: 2019-01-03 Modified date : 2019-07-22

43 Million Tourists Visit Turkey in a Year: The Number of Tourists Rose 23% in Turkey 2018
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The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism reported that the number of tourists in Turkey 2018 has increased by 22.25% compared to last year between January and November.
During the first 11 months of 2018, Turkey received 43 million tourists, including Turkish citizens living in other countries.

The number of Tourists in Turkey 2018: towards record numbers!

The Directorate of Culture and Tourism in Istanbul announced last Friday that the number of foreign tourists who visited Istanbul in 2018 rose by 24% and added that in 2017 about 10 million tourists from 198 countries from different continents of the world have visited Istanbul. This number has increased since the beginning of 2018 to reach 12 million foreign tourists out of the total number of tourists in Turkey 2018!

Distribution Tourists’ Nationalities in Istanbul 2018

As for the nationalities of tourists coming to Istanbul, they were in the following order:
German tourists ranked first, with 10 million people coming to Istanbul for tourism, while Iranians ranked second reaching 872,560 tourists. The third place was for the Saudis with 856,814 tourists. In fourth place were Russian tourists with 571,476 tourists, and in fifth place, Iraqi tourists reached 564,502 tourists, in the sixth place, the British with 424,149 tourists, and in the seventh place were French tourists with 413,404 tourists.
In the eighth place, American tourists with 340,295 tourists, while Chinese tourists came in ninth with 330,453 tourists. Finally, the number of Ukrainian tourists reached tenth place with 297,440 tourists.

Country

Number of tourists

Germany

991,017

Iran

872,560

Saudi Arabia

586,814

Russia

571,476

Iraq

564,502

Britain

424,149

France

413,404

United State

340,295

China

330,453

Ukraine

297,440


Number of tourists in Turkey 2018

Comparison of the number of tourists in Istanbul

The Turkish Directorate of Culture and Tourism said also that the proportion of Arab tourists increased by 28% compared to last year.
According to tourism director Mr. Joschon Yilmaz, the number of tourists arriving in Istanbul in 2015 reached a record high of 12 million and 400 thousand tourists, adding that he expects an increase in the number of tourists coming to Istanbul to reach more than 13 million foreign tourists!

Year

Number of tourists

2015

12,414,677

2017

9,952,230

2018

12,000,000


Number of tourists in Turkey 2018

Translated and Edited by Imtilak Real Estate

Source: French TRT Trt.net.fr

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