Turkey: Record number of 4 million tourists in Antalya in 5 months 2024


Around 4 million foreign tourists were welcomed by Antalya in the first five months of 2024, marking a new high in tourist arrivals.

The number of foreign tourists visiting the popular tourist destination in January-May increased by 16.3% compared to a year ago, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a statement.

In terms of nationalities, Germans topped the list of foreign tourists in the five-month period, with 974,272 arrivals, followed by Russians, with 858,000 arrivals, and then the British with more than 451,000 visitors.

Tourist arrivals from Germany and Russia increased by 18% and 9%, respectively, compared to the January-May period last year. While, the number of British tourists increased by 28% year-on-year.

Antalya also attracted a large number of holidaymakers from Poland, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belgium and France.

Tourist arrivals from Poland “jumped” 35%, while the annual increase for Dutch and Ukrainian tourists was 16% and 59% respectively, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The view of May

In May only, Antalya attracted a total of 1.9 million foreign holidaymakers, an increase of 18.7% ,compared to the same month in 2023.

Last month, Russians topped the list of foreign tourists with 491,000 arrivals, a 26% increase compared to a year ago, while Germans and Britons came second and third, with 435,000 and 185,000 arrivals, respectively.

Meanwhile, the number of Germans and Britons visiting Antalya increased by 14% and 24%, respectively.

Meanwhile, a record 5.24 million foreign tourists were welcomed in Istanbul in the first four months of the year, a 9.94% increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

While, in April only, the Turkish metropolis hosted 1.48 million tourists, compared to 1.29 million in the same month last year, resulting in a 14.6% year-on-year increase, according to the data.

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