Increase in tourists in Turkey – Germany at the top

Istanbul (dpa) – According to official information, significantly more foreign tourists traveled to Turkey in the first eight months of this year than in the same period last year.

Around 29.3 million holidaymakers came to the country between January and August, according to the state agency Anadolu, with reference to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism . That is an increase of around 108 percent compared to the same period in 2021. The reason for the sharp increase is likely to be the lifting of corona travel restrictions.

According to the report, German visitors were the top group with a number of around 3.9 million – this visitor group roughly doubled (plus around 106 percent) compared to the same period last year. Russia followed with around 3.3 million and Great Britain with around 2.4 million tourists.

In August alone, the number of foreign visitors rose by 52.32 percent compared to the same period last year, reaching 6.3 million vacationers in Turkey.

© dpa-infocom, dpa:220923-99-875808/2

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