Last year, Istanbul became the most visited city of Turkey with 13.4 million tourists and continued its reign. Catching up to last 5 years’ best performance, hosted over 13 million foreign travellers in firs 10 months.
The number of tourists coming in from January to October is increased by %11,91 that makes up to 12 million and 690 thousand 376 people. Only in October Istanbul has been a host to 1 million and 347 thousand 554 people.
GERMANY IS ATOP
German tourists are on the top of Istanbul visitors’ list with 965 thousand Germans by the first 10 months of 2019. Second place belongs to Iran with 774 thousand people, followed by Irak on the 3rd with 595 thousand people.
RUSSIA AND FRANCE ARE AT TOP 5
Russia is on 4th place as far as the most visitors list for Istanbul with 586 thousand Russians followed by France on 5th of 436 thousand tourist especially drawn by Istanbul, finally England that is one of the major contributors to country’s tourism with 421 thousand people visiting.
AMERICAN TOURISTS’ ATTENTION FOR ISTANBUL IS GROWING
While it is one the choices for Arabic interest with 403 thousand Arabian citizens, Istanbul advanced upon Cruise Tourism in 2019 with a great popularity among Americans coming by big ships with 8th level in standings as many as 396 thousand holiday makers docking in. Chinese travellers with great spending capacity by comparison in the world, took number “10” with 335 thousand people in first 10 months