Turkey tourism statistics indicate the industry is booming

Despite recent protests, the travel and tourism industry in Turkey, both inbound and outbound is recording record numbers.

Turkey tourism statistics indicate the industry is booming

Despite recent protests, the travel and tourism industry in Turkey, both inbound and outbound is recording record numbers.

Turkey’s tourism income reached $8.68 billion in the second quarter of 2013, a 22.8 percent increase compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced yesterday.
While 84.6% of this income was obtained from foreign visitors, 15.4% was obtained from citizen residents abroad.

A guest spent an average of $825 in the mentioned period, although a foreign guest spent $766 on average and a local living abroad spent $1,335 in Turkey. The number of departing visitors increased by 12.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012, having reached 10.5 million.

Turkey’s tourism income was $4.9 billion in the first quarter of this year.

Visitors organize their travel individually or with package tour. While individual expenditures constituted $6,465,783 thousand of the total tourism income, $2,211,601 thousand of tourism income was obtained by package tour expenditures.

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Turkey’s average expenditure of the visitors was $825 per capita in this quarter while the average expenditure of the foreigners was $766 per capita, average expenditure of the Turkish citizen residents abroad was $1,335 per capita.

The number of departing visitors increased by 12.8% compared to the second quarter of 2012. In this quarter, the number of departing visitors increased 12.8% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 10,514,909. While number of foreign visitors was 9,519,922, number of Turkish citizen residents abroad was 994,987.

Tourism expenditure, in Turkey, increased by 0.02% compared to II. quarter of 2012 Tourism expenditure which is the expenditure of the Turkish citizens resident in Turkey and visited abroad, increased by 0.02% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to $1,286,831 thousand. While $1,048,081 thousand of total expenditures was individual expenditures, $238,750 thousand of tourism expenditures was package tour expenditures.

The number of Turkish citizens visiting abroad increased by 8.8%, and in this quarter, the number of Turkish citizens visited abroad increased by 8.8% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 1,835,515. Average expenditure was $701 per capita.

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