Turkish residents made a total of 14mn trips in Q1, representing a 9.6% y/y increase, the statistics institute TUIK’s Household Domestic Tourism survey showed on August 6.
On average, domestic tourists spent TRY265 (€87) per trip in Q1, up from TRY258 in Q1/2014. Total domestic tourism expenditures rose by 12.2% y/y to TRY3.69bn in Q1.
In 2014 as a whole, the number of trips residents made rose to 70.9mn from 68.5mn in 2013 while total tourism expenditures increased from TRY18.4bn to TRY22.6bn.
Turkey’s tourism revenues increased by 1.3% y/y to $4.87bn in Q1, the statistics institute (TUIK) said on April 30. TUIK announced on January 30 that Turkey’s tourism revenues rose by 6.2% y/y to $34.3bn in 2014. In the latest medium-term programme (MTP) covering 2015-2017, the government foresees €31.5bn of tourism revenues for 2015. Turkey’s tourism revenues decreased by 14% y/y to $7.73bn in Q2, the TUIK said on July 31.
Foreign tourist arrivals increased by 4.12% y/y to 4.53mn in Q1, the Ministry of Tourism said on April 27. Foreign tourist visits to Turkey rose by 5.5% y/y to 36.8mn people in 2014, the ministry of tourism said on January 22. Foreign tourist visits to Turkey declined by 5% y/y to 4.1mn people in June and foreign tourist arrivals decreased by 2% y/y to 14.9mn in H1, the Ministry of Tourism said on July 29.
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