The Ministry of Culture and Tourism published January-April 2023 Tourism Statistics.
Accordingly, the number of foreign visitors in the first 4 months increased by 27.51 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and became 9 million 533 thousand 933.
With the statistics of the citizens residing abroad for the period of January-March 2023, the total number of visitors reached approximately 11.1 million.
In the ranking of the countries sending the most visitors to Turkey, the Russian Federation came first in the first 4 months of the year. Russia, which had an increase of 134.94 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, ranked first with 1 million 153 thousand 341 visitors, while Germany came second with an increase of 18.74 percent and 966 thousand 336 visitors, and Bulgaria with an increase of 17.45 percent and 797 thousand 956 visitors. took third place. Iran and England (United Kingdom) followed Bulgaria respectively.
3.3 million visitors in April
Turkey hosted 3 million 321 thousand 824 foreign visitors in April, with an increase of 29.03 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.
With this data, pre-pandemic figures have been reached. The number of tourists in April 2019 exceeded 3 million 293 thousand 176 visitors and 28 thousand 648 people.
Germany in first place
In the ranking of the countries that sent the most visitors to Turkey in April, Germany ranked first with an increase of 16.72 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, Russian Federation second with an increase of 192.48 percent, and England (United Kingdom) third with an increase of 24.16 percent. it happened. The countries that followed England (United Kingdom) were Bulgaria and Iran, respectively.