DECLINE IN FOREIGN TOURIST NUMBERS CONTINUES
The number of foreign visitors in Turkey has decreased 1.36 % between January and November than last year.
The number of foreign visitors in Turkey has decreased 1.36 % between January and November than the same time last year. 34 million 779 thousand 841 hundred foreign tourists visited our country in 11 months.
In November, 1.720.554 foreign visitors came to our country with a decrease of 0.53%. Statistics indicate that there is an increase in German market with 6.61 % rate and 5.403.022 German tourists in 11 months of 2015.
The second popular market is Russia with a decrease of 18.23 % and 3.623.518 visitors. England, the third popular tourism market, has also a decrease of 3.33 %. 2.475.586 visitors from England have been registered in 11 months.
Denmark has 0.37 % increase, Iceland has an increase of 10.93 %, Portuguese has an increase of 8.71 % and Slovakia has registered 11.13 % increase. The situation, on the other hand, is not the same for other countries. Number of Dutch tourists has passed 1 million; however, 5.61 % decrease has been registered.
China, which has been shown one of the alternative tourism markets nowadays, attracts attention with a dramatic increase. 62 % increase has been registered with 300.296 Chinese tourists.