Turkey's tourism revenue increased by 8.7 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, reaching 5 billion 413 million 48 thousand dollars.
Turkey Statistical Institute (TUIK), tourism statistics on the second quarter of the year announced.
Accordingly, tourism revenue in the second quarter increased by 8.7 percent compared to the same period last year and rose to 5 billion 413 million 48 thousand dollars. 81.3% of the tourism income (excluding mobile phone roaming and marina service expenditures) was attracted to the foreign investor while 18.7% of the tourism income was obtained from the citizen residing abroad.
4 billion 442 million 643 thousand dollars of personal expenditures and 970 million 405 thousand dollars of package expenditures were made in this quarter. While the average expenditure per person is 611 dollars, the average expenditure of foreigners is 570 dollars, and the average expenditure of residents abroad is 845 dollars.
The number of visitors leaving Turkey increased by 18.3 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period of the previous year and was 8 million 863 thousand 391 persons. 86.6 percent of them were foreigners and 13.4 percent were citizens residing abroad.
According to the same quarter of last year, tourism expenditures, which consisted of the expenditures of citizens who reside and visited other countries, decreased by 8.2 percent to 1 billion 386 million 362 thousand dollars. This is 1 billion 125 million 951 thousand dollars personal, 260 million 411 thousand dollars is the package tour spending occurred.
In the quarter, the number of citizens who visited abroad increased by 12.7 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and was 2 million 294 thousand 588 persons. Their average per capita spending was $ 604.