Turkey’s tourism revenue was approximately $11.4 billion in the third quarter of 2021

The Turkish Statistical Institute announced the tourism statistics for the July-September period of this year. Turkey’s tourism income, in the third quarter of this year, amounted to $11 billion 395 million 117 thousand.

Accordingly, tourism revenue was $11 billion 395 million 117 thousand in the third quarter of the year. 78% of tourism income (excluding mobile phone roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors and 22% from citizen visitors residing abroad.

In the said period, $9 billion 63 million 42 thousand of the expenditures were personal expenditures and $2 billion 332 million 75 thousand were package tour expenditures.

The average spend per night during this period was $74. While the average nightly expenditure of foreigners was $78, the expenditure of citizens residing abroad was calculated as $61.


The number of visitors departing from Turkey was 13 million 640 thousand 672. 84% of the visitors were foreigners with 11 million 457 thousand 951 people, and 16% were citizens residing abroad with 2 million 182 thousand 721 people.

During the said period, foreign visitors visited Turkey mostly for “travel, entertainment, sports and cultural activities” with 76.8%. “Visiting relatives and friends” was in the second place with 15.9%, and “business purposes (conference, meeting, task and similar)” took the third place with 2.7%.

Citizens residing abroad, on the other hand, came to Turkey mostly for “visiting relatives and friends” with 63.7%.

Tourism expenditure, which consists of the expenditures of citizens residing in the country and visiting other countries, increased by 363.5% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same quarter of the previous year and became $584 million 379 thousand. Of this, $572 million 877 thousand were personal and $11 million 502 thousand were package tour expenses.

The number of citizens visiting abroad in this quarter was recorded as 873 thousand 27 people. Their average expenditure per person was $669.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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