- In the first half of 2023, Turkey welcomed about 22.18 million tourists, marking a robust 29.2% increase compared to the previous year, which saw around 17.39 million visitors.
- Turkey’s tourism income was $22.18 billion in the first half of 2023, marking a 20.5% increase compared to the same period last year, which had recorded $18.39 billion.
- In the first half of 2023, 746,290 people visited Turkey for medical tourism. In 2022, 1,258,382 people did so, marking the first year Turkey surpassed a million arrivals for health tourism.
- In the last quarter (Q2, 2023) Turkey’s tourism income was $12.98 billion, an increase of 23.1% compared to $10.5 billion in the same period the previous year.
In the first half of 2023, Turkey welcomed a staggering 22.18 million tourists. This figure represents a robust 29.2% increase when compared to the previous year, which recorded around 17.39 million visitors. This growth trend showcases the resilience of Turkey’s tourist destinations even in the face of global challenges.
Further sweetening the news, Turkey’s tourism income hit a whopping $22.18 billion during the first six months of 2023, a 20.5% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. For context, the first half of 2022 had registered tourism revenue of $18.39 billion.
Another facet of Turkey’s booming tourism sector is the rise in medical tourism. In the first half of 2023 alone, Turkey played host to 746,290 visitors seeking health and medical services. The previous year, 2022, had already set a groundbreaking record for the nation, being the first year Turkey surpassed a million arrivals specifically for health tourism with a total of 1,258,382 medical tourists.
The numbers are promising and indicate that Turkey continues to be a preferred destination for travelers worldwide, offering not only its rich history, landscapes, and culture but also advanced medical services to those in need.