In the January-August period of 2022, the number of tourists visiting Istanbul increased by 109% from 4.8 million to 10.1 million. The city hosted 9.9 million tourists in 2019.
Number of Tourists Arriving in Istanbul in January-August Period
According to the data received by the Tourism Databank, the tourism statistics center, by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of tourists visiting Istanbul in the January-August period of 2022 increased by 109% from 4.8 million to 10.1 million. The city hosted 9.9 million tourists in 2019.
Situation in Istanbul’s main markets
In Istanbul, which receives the most tourists in Turkey, in 2022, the highest number of tourists was obtained from Germany, which reached 836 thousand. 801 thousand people were reached from Russia, their second largest market, and 734 thousand people from Iran. They were followed by the USA, England, France and Kuwait. Ukraine was the only major market in Istanbul tourism, which contracted by 34 percent.”