The development in the number of tourists in Turkish tourism in 2022 was also reflected in the number of employees in tourism. The number of registered employees in the tourism sector exceeded the 2019 level by 100 thousand in April.
Record in the number of employees in tourism: 2019 passed
According to the information compiled by the Tourism Databank, the tourism statistics center, from the SGK data, the number of employees in Turkey’s tourism has exceeded 1.24 million. In the same month of 2019, 1.14 million people were working in the sector. The number of employees in the accommodation sector exceeded 370 in April 2022. In 2019, there were 348,000 hotel employees.
Compared to 2019, the number of employees increased from 654 thousand to 730 thousand in Food and Beverage, and from 28.1 thousand to 29.6 thousand in Airlines. It decreased from 49,3 thousand to 48,956 thousand in Travel Agencies.