Covidien-19 measures within the limits of traveling abroad closure of Istanbul, both of Turkey's tourism balance has changed dramatically. The number of tourists coming to Istanbul decreased by 99,9 percent compared to the previous year. According to the previous month, the number of tourists coming to Istanbul decreased, the total number of tourists visiting Turkey has increased. In May, 768 airlines came to Istanbul and 79 tourists traveled by sea. While the number of arrivals in accommodation facilities in Istanbul decreased 88,3 percent compared to the previous year, occupancy rates dropped to 6,5 percent.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Istanbul Statistical Office discussed the changes in the tourism sector in a year in the July 2020 issue of Tourism Bulletin. It performed statistical evaluations of Istanbul and Turkey tourism, due to the limits of measures that Covidien-19 suffered heavy losses from traveling abroad closure was revealed.
847 TOURIST COME IN MAY
The number of tourists coming to Istanbul in May decreased by 11,8 percent compared to the previous month and reached 847. Compared to May of the previous year, the number of tourists coming to Istanbul decreased by 99,9 percent. The number of tourists visiting Turkey increased by 23,1 percent compared to the previous month was realized as 29 thousand 829, 99,3 percent decrease compared to the same month of the previous year.
768 VISITORS BY AIR AND 79 VISITORS BY SEA
While the number of foreign visitors coming to Istanbul by air in May decreased by 157 people compared to the previous month, 1 million 12 thousand 693 people decreased compared to the same month of the previous year. While the number of passengers arriving by seaway increased by 44 people compared to the previous month, 3 people decreased compared to the previous year. While 269 foreign visitors came from Sabiha Gökçen Airport in May, the airport that received the most visitors was Istanbul Atatürk Airport with 46 people. Haydarpaşa, on the other hand, hosted 366 of 79 foreign visitors who came to Istanbul by sea in May, and was the port that received the most visitors.
NUMBER OF ARRIVAL TO ACCOMODATION FACILITIES DECREASED BY 88,3 PERCENT IN A YEAR
In May 2020, the number of arrivals in accommodation facilities in Istanbul decreased by 88,3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and by 24,7 percent compared to the previous month, reaching 110 thousand 675. In May 2019, the rate of foreign tourists staying in Istanbul fell to 48 percent in May 2020. Looking at the total overnight stay, the overnight stay in May decreased by 31 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and became 87,1 thousand 263.
RATE OF FULL REMAINS AT 6,5 PERCENT
In May 2020, hotel occupancy rate decreased by 86 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 6,5 percent in Istanbul. Foreign visitors made up 2,3 percent of the occupancy, while domestic visitors made up 4,2 percent. Looking at the average length of stay in accommodation facilities in May; The average length of stay is determined as 2,6 days for accommodation facilities certified by the Ministry, while it is 2,1 days for the accommodation facilities certified by the municipality.
13 THOUSAND CITIZENS ENTERED ISTANBUL
Looking at the border gates in Istanbul in May 2020, 13 thousand 118 citizens came from abroad. 11 thousand 246 of them have arrived by airline and 872 by seaway. When we look at the citizens departing according to the border gates, 10 689 citizens went out by airline and 770 citizens by seaway.
AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC DECREASED BY 87,6 PERCENT
While the number of passengers traveling to and from Istanbul by air has decreased by 2020 percent in the period of June 87,6 compared to the same period of the previous year, it has increased to 1 million 117 thousand 120 compared to the previous month. 907 thousand 253 of these passengers were domestic and 209 thousand 867 were international passengers.
CARGO TRAFFIC DECREASED BY 28,3 PERCENT
In June, 84 thousand 737 freight traffic was carried out in Istanbul and 9 thousand 256 tons in domestic lines. Freight traffic decreased in international lines compared to the previous month, increased in domestic lines. Compared to the same month of the previous year, there was a 56 percent decrease in domestic and 23 percent in international flights. In June, Atatürk Airport became the airport with the highest freight traffic with 68 thousand 23 tons. The data of Tourism Bulletin, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism and General Directorate of State Airports Administration (DHMİ) were compiled and prepared.