In the first quarter of 2022 tourism income of Turkey increased by 122.4% and reached to US$ 5 454 488 000. While 76.5% of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors, 23.5% was obtained from citizens resident abroad.
Visitors organise their travel individually or with package tour. While individual expenditures constituted US$ 4 852 137 000 of the total tourism income, US$ 602 350 of tourism income was obtained by package tour expenditures, reads the recent data of TurkStat.
In this quarter, all expenditure types increased compared to same quarter of the previous year. Sports, education, culture expenditure increased by 306.6%, Package tour expenditure (share of Turkey) increased by 287.7%, and International transport expenditures increased by 135.9%.
Average expenditure per night was 68 USD
In this quarter, while average expenditure per night of the foreigners who stayed overnight was 75 USD, average expenditure per night of Turkish citizens resident abroad was 51 USD.
Number of departing visitors increased by 148.1%
In this quarter, number of departing visitors increased by 148.1% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 6 451 657 persons. While 76.6% of visitors was foreign with 4 943 964 persons, 23.4% of them was Turkish citizens resident abroad with 1 507 693 persons.
In this quarter, foreign visitors visited Turkey mostly for "travel, entertainment, sportive and cultural activities" with 52.1%
The secondary purpose of visit was "visiting relatives and friends" with 24% and the third was "shopping" with 10.1%. Turkish citizens resident abroad visited mostly for "visiting relatives and friends" with 62.4%.
Tourism expenditure increased by 181.3%
Tourism expenditure which is the expenditure of the Turkish citizens resident in Turkey and visited abroad, increased by 181.3% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 664 989 000 USD. While 623 265 000 USD of total expenditures was individual expenditures, 41 724 000 USD of tourism expenditures was package tour expenditures.
Number of Turkish citizens visited abroad increased by 269.6%
In this quarter number of Turkish citizens visited abroad increased by 269.6% compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 1 039 666. Average expenditure was 640 USD per capita.
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