According to the tourism statistics published by TurkStat, Turkey’s last quarter tourism income showed a 7.1% increase in 2018 compared to the Q4 of the previous year.
- Tourism revenues increased by 7.1% year-on-year, to reach USD 6 billion 540 million 434 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2018. According to the statistics, 82.6% of tourism income came from foreign visitors and 17.4% was from Turkish citizens resident abroad, excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures.
- The visitors could either plan their travels individually or book package tours. The data shows that USD 5 billion 151 million 469 thousand were from individual travel expenditures, while package tour expenditures constituted the remaining USD 1 billion 388 million 965 thousand.
- Tourism revenue rose to USD 29 billion 512 million 926 thousand in 2018, marking a 12.3% increase compared to the previous year. Excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures, the 81.8% of this revenue came from foreign visitors and 18.2% was from citizens resident abroad.
- This year, USD 22 billion 546 million 616 thousand were from individual travel expenditures, and USD 6 billion 966 million 311 thousand came from package tours.
- In the fourth quarter, the average expenditure of foreigners was USD 649 per capita, while citizens resident abroad spent USD 828 on average. Overall, 2018 recorded an average expenditure per capita of USD 647 in 2018, with foreigners spending an average of USD 617 and Turkish citizens spending USD 801 per capita respectively.