International Tourism (Number of Arrivals) in Turkey

Number of international tourist arrivals reached 37.6 mil in 2017 in Turkey, according to Eurostat. This is 24.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Turkey reached an all time high of 39.8 mil in 2014 and an all time low of 6.89 mil in 1999. When compared to Turkey's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Bulgaria amounted to 8.88 mil, 27.2 mil in Greece and 4.87 mil in Iran in 2017.

Turkey has been ranked 10th within the group of 149 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.


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