📩 24/09/2023 11:30
Istanbul, the apple of the eye of world tourism, hosted 2023 million 8 thousand 11 foreign visitors in the 524 months of 246. The number of foreigners coming to Istanbul increased by 13,20 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
According to the data of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul hosted 4,9 million 1 thousand 747 foreign visitors in August, an increase of 611 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.
While the Russian Federation had the highest number of foreign visitors entering Istanbul in August with 179 thousand 17 people, Germany was second with 127 thousand 486 people, Iran was third with 101 thousand 459 people, and the USA was fourth with 81 thousand 257 people. The United States was followed by Saudi Arabia with 74 thousand 664 people, England (United Kingdom) with 72 thousand 2 people and France with 61 thousand 850 people.
Among Arab countries, Saudi Arabia ranked first, Iraq ranked second, Kuwait ranked third, and Algeria ranked fourth among foreign visitors to Istanbul in August. Algeria was followed by Jordan, Morocco, Libya and Egypt.
First Choice Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Airport was the first choice of foreign visitors coming to Istanbul in August.
Istanbul Airport, which hosted 8 million 8 thousand 85 foreigners in 738 months of the year, was preferred by 1 million 235 thousand 473 foreigners in August. The share of Istanbul Airport in the total number of foreign visitors arriving in Istanbul by air in August was 72,69 percent.
462 thousand 575 foreigners entered Sabiha Gökçen Airport in August. While Sabiha Gökçen Airport was the second border gate through which the most foreign visitors entered, it constituted 27,22 percent of foreigners entering Istanbul by air.
The number of foreign visitors coming to Istanbul by air in August increased by 2022 percent compared to the same month of 3,9, reaching 1 million 699 thousand 549.
The number of foreigners who came to Istanbul by sea last month was 48 thousand 62 in August. The increase rate compared to the same month of the previous year was 58,61 percent.
Occupancy Rate in July was 64,36 Percent
According to the latest accommodation statistics published by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of visits to Ministry-certified facilities was 1 million 277 thousand 350 in July this year.
While a total of 3 million 1 thousand 528 overnight stays were made in these facilities, the average length of stay was 2,35 days.
The occupancy rate of accommodation facilities in Istanbul in July was 64,36 percent.