Turkish tourism revenue jumps significantly

Published on : Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Turkish tourismTourism income of Turkey increased by 31.3 per cent, year-on-year, reaching $4.25 billion in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on April 30.

 
The report further showed that 76.1 per cent of tourism revenue, excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures, came from foreign visitors and the rest from Turkish citizens living abroad.

 
More than 6.1 million tourists visited Turkey in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 26.4 percent from the same quarter in 2017.

 
“While 80.2 per cent of visitors were foreign with 4,908,831 people, 19.8 per cent of them were Turkish citizens residing abroad with 1,213,351 people,” TÜİK said.

 
The number of Turkish citizens travelling abroad in the quarter rose by 9.1 per cent over the same period and reached almost 2.7 million, according to the official figures.

 


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