While tourism activities in our country gained a good momentum this year after the pandemic, another summer holiday season has passed. In the report it prepared based on user data, the hotel and villa search platform Söylekal.com shed light on the destinations visited most frequently by domestic tourists in the quarter, and issued a report card for the summer of 2022.
Another summer holiday season has passed in the tourism of our country, which started to rise rapidly after the pandemic restrictions. While Turkey was among the first destinations for tourists coming from abroad in the last three months of summer, domestic tourists who want to explore the nature, holiday villages and activities of our country also set out. The hotel and villa search platform Söylekal.com, on the other hand, drew the travel map of the summer of 2022 in the report it prepared by focusing on domestic tourists, based on user data. In the study, which sheds light on the routes of people living in different provinces of Turkey, it was explained which regions the people from different geographies preferred the most this summer.
In the study, using the search and reservation data of users in 81 provinces on the platform, the holiday regions that domestic tourists are most in demand during the summer months were determined. In the published report, it is pointed out that citizens generally stay in their own regions instead of preferring distant destinations for vacation. It is noted that the Aegean, which is one of the most visited regions along with the Mediterranean, is the first choice of tourists in metropolitan cities such as Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir in the summer months. Those who dream of a quieter and more affordable holiday, even if they want to go to the Mediterranean, visit the towns of Susanoğlu and Silifke in Mersin, while the city has become the most preferred destination in Turkey in the summer of 2022.
Istanbulites mostly went to Muğla
While Istanbulites mostly prefer hotels and hostels in Bodrum district of Muğla, Gökçeada and Çınarcık were among the most popular places in the summer of 2022. While Fethiye district of Muğla is the leading destination for Ankara residents, it is stated in the report that Sinop and Ankara's Beypazarı district also attract great attention. While the people of Izmir spend most of their time in Çeşme in the quarter, Kriptokal.com reports that Gümüldür and Ayvalık Sarımsaklı are among the most frequently visited holiday destinations.
The most visited city in the summer of 2022: Mersin!
Based on the report, Sinop and Trabzon attract great attention in the Black Sea and Eastern Anatolia regions, while Bartın and Rize also host many tourists. According to the information obtained from the report of Kendikal.com, the cities of Balıkesir and Çanakkale, Aydın and Muğla in the Aegean and Marmara regions, which stand out in terms of cultural and touristic activities, became one of the first stops of holidaymakers. In the study, which focuses on the 2022 summer vacation of local tourists, it is underlined that Ayvalık, Cunda, Assos, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Kuşadası and Bodrum are frequently visited, while it is seen that those living in Kırşehir, Yozgat and Elazığ mostly go to Cappadocia in summer.