Istanbul broke the tourist record of 33 months in May

Istanbul broke the tourist record of the last 33 months by hosting 1 million 402 thousand 366 foreign visitors in May. Germans, who took the first place with 115 thousand 635 tourists, were followed by Iranians and Russians.

According to the data of the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, the number of foreign tourists visiting the city in the first five months of this year was 5 million 284 thousand 714. In May, 1 million 402 thousand 366 people visited Istanbul.

While 1 million 381 thousand 339 people came to the city by air in May, the number of those who visited the city by sea was 21 thousand 27.

While 1444 tourists came to the city from Ataturk Airport, 373 thousand 527 tourists from Sabiha Gokcen and 1 million 6 thousand 368 tourists from Istanbul Airport, 15 thousand 986 people entered the city from Karakoy Port. 2 thousand 87 people from Tuzla Port, 997 people from Zeytinburnu Port, 216 people from Ambarli Port, 600 from Haydarpasa Port, 21 from Pendik Port, 39 from Marmara Port and 1081 from Sarayburnu Port entered the city.

72.85% of foreigners arriving by air used Istanbul Airport and 27.04% used Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Germans took the first place in the number of tourists

Among the foreigners who came to Istanbul, the Germans took the first place with 115 thousand 635 tourists.

Germans were followed by Iranians with 98 thousand 751 tourists, Russians with 92 thousand 455 tourists, Americans with 70 thousand 733 tourists, British with 65 thousand 243 tourists, French with 57 thousand 824 tourists, Israelis with 46 thousand 755, Iraqis with 34 thousand 816, Dutch with 34 thousand 777 tourists, respectively. Uzbekistani followed with 32 thousand 204 tourists.

Germans accounted for 8.25% of the total number of visitors to Istanbul, while Iranians accounted for 7.04%, Russians 6.5%, Americans 5.04%, British 4.65%, and The French made up 4.12% and the Israelis 3.33%.

Tourists from 194 countries came to Istanbul

While tourists came to Istanbul from 194 countries in May, the countries with the least number of visitors were Tuvalu, Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Guyana.

Istanbul was last visited by 1 million 540 thousand 120 tourists in August 2019.

Istanbul hosted the most tourists of the last 33 months with 1 million 402 thousand 366 foreign visitors in May.

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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