Most German tourists came to Turkey this summer

With the opening of flights after the normalization process of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19), tourists started to come to favorite tourism destinations in Turkey from mid-June.

According to the information compiled by AA correspondent from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism border entry and exit statistics, Turkey hosted 7 million 255 thousand 107 foreign visitors in the 8-month period of the year with a 76.6 percent decrease due to Covid-19 compared to the same period of the previous year.

Between January and August, a total of 9 million 271 thousand 660 people visited Turkey, with 2 million 16 thousand 553 Turkish citizens residing abroad coming to their homeland.

Most visitors in August

In the 8-month period of the year, the highest number of visitors came from Germany with 789 thousand 602 people, while the Russian Federation ranked second with 772 thousand 686 people and Bulgaria ranked third with 532 thousand 417 people.

These countries were followed by Ukraine with 520 thousand 833 visitors and England with 465 thousand 180 people.

Of the 7 million 255 thousand 107 foreign visitors to the country, 2 million 962 thousand 396 entered Turkey in the 3-month period covering the June-August period.

Of the tourists, 214 thousand 768 preferred June, 932 thousand 927 preferred July and 1 million 814 thousand 701 preferred August.

Most of the German and Russian tourists chose to stay on the coasts of Antalya, while British tourists chose to stay in Bodrum and Marmaris in Muğla and Kuşadası in Aydın.

In August, the provinces with the highest number of foreign visitors in Turkey were Antalya, Istanbul and Muğla.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/ekonomi/turkiyeye-bu-yaz-en-cok-alman-turist-geldi/1987032

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