Russian tourist inflow to Turkey increases by over 15% (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
In September 2018, 934,087 tourists from Russia visited Turkey, which is 18.41 percent more than in the same month of 2017, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey told Trend Nov. 1.
The share of Russian citizens in the total number of foreigners who visited Turkey in September 2018, amounted to 19.49 percent compared to 19.35 percent in September 2017.
In Jan.-Sept. 2018, a total of 5,120,599 tourists from Russia visited Turkey, which is 24.22 percent more compared to the same period of 2017, the ministry stated.
Thus, 16.09 percent accounted for the share of Russian citizens in the total number of foreigners who visited Turkey in Jan.-Sept. 2018.
The ministry noted that 5,425,845 tourists visited Turkey in September 2018, which is 15.64 percent more than in the same month of 2017.
“Some 589,754 tourists from Germany, 317,748 - from the UK, 308,066 - from Bulgaria and 195,850 tourists from Georgia visited Turkey in September 2018,” the ministry said.
During the above-mentioned period, 1,899,103 tourists, accounting for 39.62 percent of the total number of tourists, visited the Turkish province of Antalya.
In September 2018, 1,235,301 tourists, accounting for 25.77 percent of the total number of tourists, visited Istanbul.
As of Jan.-Sept. 2018, 31,815,952 tourists visited Turkey, which is 22.08 percent more than in Jan.-Sept. 2017.