Turkey Tourism Statistics: Third Quarter Of 2021

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Tourism income increased by 181.8%

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, during the months of July, August, and September, tourism income increased by 181.8% and reached $ 11 billion 395 million 117 thousand. While 78% of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors, 22% was obtained from citizens resident abroad.

Visitors organized their travel individually or with a package tour. While individual expenditures constituted 9 billion 63 million 42 thousand USD of the total tourism income, 2 billion 332 million 75 thousand USD of tourism income was obtained by package tour expenditures

In this quarter, foreign visitors visited Turkey mostly for “travel, entertainment, sportive, and cultural activities” with 76.8%

The secondary purpose of the visit was “visiting relatives and friends” with 15.9% and the third was “business (conferences, meetings, assignments, etc.)” with 2.7%. Turkish citizens resident abroad visited mostly for “visiting relatives and friends” with 63.7%.

Number of departing visitors increased by 143.4%

In this quarter number of departing visitors increased by 143.4% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and reached 13 million 640 thousand 672 persons. While 84% of visitors were foreigners with the number of 11 million 457 thousand 951 person, 16% of them were Turkish citizens traveling from abroad with the number 2 million 182 thousand 721 person.

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