Turkey Tourism Statistics (2023 June Data)

Last updated: 30 August 2023 with the information from the Turkish Statistics Institute last released at the end of Q2 2023. If you find this useful, please consider sourcing. I'll be updating this content with new information as it is released. If you need raw data or simply want to say hi, send an email to enes at turkeythings.com.
  • 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.
  • Turkey’s tourism income set a record in 2022 at $46.5 billion.
  • The top five countries with the highest number of tourists visiting Turkey are Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, and Iran.
  • The US has set a new record for tourist numbers, surpassing a million visitors in 2022. This year’s projections indicate even more substantial growth, with 542,000 visitors in the first half alone, compared to the 329,000 visitors recorded in 2017.

Number of Tourists Visiting Turkey Yearly

Last updated in Q2 2023, thus the 2023 data is not complete. Check the quarterly report below for comparison with the last year same period.

YearNumber of Tourists
200316,302,053
200420,262,640
200524,124,501
200623,148,669
200727,214,988
200830,979,979
200932,006,149
201033,027,943
201136,151,328
201236,463,921
201339,226,226
201441,415,070
201541,617,530
201631,365,330
201738,620,346
201845,628,673
201951,860,042
202015,826,266
202129,357,463
202251,369,026
2023*22,177,061
2023 data is for the first and second quarters. Tourist peak usually happens in Q3.

Number of Tourists Visiting Turkey Quarterly

Number of tourists visiting Turkey quarterly
QuarterNumber of Tourists
2016 Q15,107,553
2016 Q27,495,035
2016 Q312,063,311
2016 Q46,699,430
2017 Q14,844,761
2017 Q28,863,391
2017 Q316,663,265
2017 Q48,248,929
2018 Q16,122,182
2018 Q211,067,987
2018 Q318,786,765
2018 Q49,651,740
2019 Q16,644,391
2019 Q212,762,346
2019 Q321,611,964
2019 Q410,841,340
2020 Q15,639,413
2020 Q2
2020 Q35,604,155
2020 Q44,582,698
2021 Q12,600,468
2021 Q24,066,210
2021 Q313,640,672
2021 Q49,050,112
2022 Q16,451,657
2022 Q211,939,131
2022 Q321,000,128
2022 Q411,978,111
2023 Q18,181,566
2023 Q213,995,495

Turkey’s Tourism Income Yearly

Turkey’s tourism income x1,000 USD

Turkey tourism income by year
YearTourism Income x1,000
2003$13,854,868
2004$17,076,609
2005$20,322,111
2006$18,593,950
2007$20,942,501
2008$25,415,067
2009$25,064,481
2010$24,930,996
2011$28,115,694
2012$29,689,249
2013$33,073,502
2014$35,137,949
2015$32,492,212
2016$22,839,468
2017$27,044,542
2018$30,545,924
2019$38,930,474
2020$14,817,273
2021$30,173,587
2022$46,477,871

Turkey’s Tourism Income Quarterly

QuarterIncome x1,000
2016 Q1$4,153,890
2016 Q2$5,135,024
2016 Q3$8,629,735
2016 Q4$4,920,820
2017 Q1$3,442,495
2017 Q2$5,585,194
2017 Q3$11,761,803
2017 Q4$6,255,049
2018 Q1$4,503,731
2018 Q2$7,289,762
2018 Q3$12,025,329
2018 Q4$6,727,102
2019 Q1$5,126,534
2019 Q2$9,135,322
2019 Q3$15,843,017
2019 Q4$8,825,602
2020 Q1$4,664,392
2020 Q2$647,474
2020 Q3$5,122,305
2020 Q4$4,383,102
2021 Q1$2,635,969
2021 Q2$4,104,082
2021 Q3$14,126,732
2021 Q4$9,306,804
2022 Q1$6,570,196
2022 Q2$10,537,381
2022 Q3$17,875,112
2022 Q4$11,495,182
2023 Q1$8,759,058
2023 Q2$12,975,307

Average Spent per Tourist Yearly

Average tourist spent in Turkey
YearAverage Spent
2003$850
2004$843
2005$842
2006$803
2007$770
2008$820
2009$783
2010$755
2011$778
2012$814
2013$843
2014$848
2015$781
2016$728
2017$700
2018$669
2019$751
2020$936
2021$1,028
2022$905


Number of Tourists Visiting for Medical/Health Tourism Yearly

YearMedical Tourism Visitors
2003153,224
2004204,790
2005269,800
2006230,171
2007223,882
2008261,240
2009222,597
2010183,070
2011208,525
2012240,683
2013300,101
2014473,896
2015395,019
2016400,698
2017467,302
2018594,852
2019701,046
2020407,423
2021670,730
20221,258,382
2023 (half-year)746,290
Number of medical tourism tourists, yearly.

Tourist Arrivals by Country

RankCountry6/2023202220212020201920182017
1 Russia2,614,0295,232,6114,694,4222,128,758IncreaseIncreaseIncrease
2 Germany2,270,1275,679,1943,085,2151,118,932IncreaseIncreaseDecrease
3 Bulgaria1,307,2462,882,5121,402,7951,242,961IncreaseIncreaseIncrease
4 United Kingdom1,489,3043,370,739392,746820,709IncreaseIncreaseDecrease
5 Iran1,004,7422,331,0769,618385,762IncreaseDecreaseIncrease
6 Georgia754,5771,514,813291,852410,501DecreaseDecreaseIncrease
7 United States542,2761,013,478371,759148,937Increase