Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
TurkStat said that about 77 percent of the income (was received from foreign visitors, with the rest coming from Turkish expats.
The number of visitors who left Turkey in the third quarter reached nearly 16.66 million, a 38.1-percent increase when compared to the same period last year.
While it is about 82.6 percent of visitors, which is about 13.77 million — were foreign, 17.4 percent were Turkish citizens resident abroad (nearly 2.9 million).
The average expenditure of Turkish visitors stood at $684 per capita for the quarter.
The number of Turkish citizens traveling abroad increased by almost 12.5 percent in the same period, reaching 2.5 million people. The tourism of Turkey spent an average of $621 per capita.