In January-March 2022, 6.3 million tourists visited Turkey. Of these, 4.9 million are foreign citizens and 1.4 million are Turkish citizens living abroad, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.
The ministry noted that Turkey’s tourism sector is rapidly recovering after the decline of the first years of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the agency, tourism revenue in the first quarter of the year reached $5.45 billion.
Foreign citizens in the first three months of the year spent an average of $841 per person in Turkey, while local tourists spent $849 on holidays.
The number of foreign citizens who visited Turkey in January-March 2022 exceeded the same period last year by 151%.
In terms of growth in tourist flow to Turkey, Iran is leading (an increase of 228.43% compared to Q1 2021), Germany (an increase of 219.66%) and Bulgaria (an increase of 272.44%). The top 5 also includes Russia and Iraq.