Ankara : Statistical Institute announced that Turkey achieved a 30.1 per cent increase in tourism income in the second quarter of 2018 and reached to US$ 7 billion 44 million 591 thousand.
While 84.7 per cent of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors and 15.3 per cent was obtained from citizens living abroad.
Visitors organise their travel individually or with a package tour. While individual expenditures constituted US$5 billion 463 million 809 thousand of the total tourism income, US$1 billion 580 million 782 thousand of tourism income was obtained by package tour expenditures.
The average expenditure of visitors was US$636 per capita. In this quarter while the average expenditure of foreigners was US$602 per capita, the average expenditure of Turkish citizens resident abroad was US$885 per capita.
Number of departing visitors increased by 24.9 per cent. In this quarter the number of departing visitors increased by 24.9 per cent compared to same quarter of previous year and reached to 11 million 67 thousand 987 persons. While 89 per cent of visitors were foreign with 9 million 855 thousand 102 persons, 11 per cent of them was Turkish citizens resident abroad with 1 million 212 thousand 885 persons.