28.Oct .2021 20:00

Turkey Earned $11.4B from Tourism in 3rd Quarter of 2021

Turkey Earned $11.4B from Tourism in 3rd Quarter of 2021
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Following a significant fall last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey's tourism income shot up by 181.8% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced.
The country earned $11.4 billion this July-September, up from $4 billion in the same period last year when the COVID-19 crisis led to a collapse in international travel. There were travel restrictions worldwide, borders were shut and thus an overall drop in consumer demand.
Turkey welcomed 13.6 million visitors in the three-month period, jumping by 143.4% on an annual basis as restrictions eased and vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world.
While 84% or 11.5 million visitors were foreigners, 16% (2.2. million) were Turkish citizens residing abroad.

During report period Turkish citizens visited abroad increased by 329.6% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 873 027. Average expenditure was $ 669 per capita.