Türkiye hosts over 4.3m tourists in 2024's first two months

- A Monitor Report Date: 02 May, 2024

Istanbul : Türkiye hosted over 4.3 million tourists in the first two months of 2024, with the most foreign visitors arriving from neighbouring Iran, Bulgaria and Russia. Iranian tourists were 437,900, followed by Russia at 433,600 and Bulgaria at 345,300.

According to data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry compiled by Anadolu, Türkiye received 56.6 million visitors from other countries in 2023, including 49.2 million foreign nationals and 7.4 million Turkish citizens living abroad.

In 2024, Türkiye saw 2.4 million foreign visitors in January and 2.2 million in February, according to border entry and exit statistics, while last year saw a total of 3.8 million visitors entering the country.

Meaning, the number of foreign visitors to Türkiye this January-February soared 12 per cent from the same period in 2023, reaching 4.3 million. The first two months of 2023 plus all of 2024 saw a total of 61.3 million tourists come to Türkiye.

Istanbul came first in the list of cities where visitors to Türkiye entered the country, followed by Edirne-bordering Greece-then the Turkish Riviera resort of Antalya, followed by Artvin and Agri.

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