Turkey attracts 29 million tourists from abroad

 Tuesday, September 27, 2022 

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In January-August 2022, international tourist arrivals increased over108 percent from the same time last year to 29.3 million, as per the data unveiled from the Culture and Tourism Ministry.


In the first eight months of this year, roughly 3.9 million Germans visited Türkiye.

This topped the list of foreign tourists, after the Russians.


This information was way above the 1.9 million German tourists that Türkiye attracted a year ago. In spite of the current war situation in Ukraine, over 3 million Russians have come to Türkiye.

This accounted for almost 10 percent of all foreign tourist arrivals. Around 2.5 million Russian holidayed in Türkiye between January-August 2022.


In this list of inyernational tourists, Britons ranked third at 2.4 million, followed by 1.7 million Bulgarian nationals visiting Türkiye in January-August 2022.


Also, the country welcomed over 1.5 million tourists from Iran in the first eight months of this year.


The total number of visitors reached almost 32.5 million including Turkish residents who are living abroad, said the ministry.


Among foreign tourists, Istanbul was the most popular destination, the data from the ministry showed this.


In Istanbul, around 10.2 million foreigners arrived in the first eight months of 2022. A favorite place for Russians on the Mediterranean coast, Antalya, ranked second, welcoming 8.6 million tourists from abroad.


In the northwestern province of Edirne, over 3 million tourists visited between January-August of this year.

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