Turkey’s domestic tourism activity up 9.6% y/y in Q1

By bne IntelliNews August 6, 2015

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.

Turkey's Domestic Tourism Activity
  Domestic Tourists (th) Trips (th) Overnights (th) Overnights per Trip Expenditures (TRY th) Tour Expenditures (TRY th) Individual Expenditures (TRY th) Expenditures per Trip (TRY)
Q1-13  9,711  11,972  84,372 7.0  2,461,783  75,553  2,386,230 206
Q2-13  13,068  16,232  116,118 7.2  4,257,748  344,640  3,913,108 262
Q3-13  21,106  26,452  269,577 10.2  8,184,045  761,319  7,422,726 309
Q4-13  11,250  13,797  87,392 6.3  3,513,242  93,086  3,420,156 255
2013  -   68,452  557,459 8.1  18,416,817  1,274,597  17,142,220 269
Q1-14  10,061  12,745  96,699 7.6  3,292,746  106,154  3,186,592 258
Q2-14  12,633  15,710  87,273 5.6  4,689,071  380,193  4,308,878 298
Q3-14  22,018  28,332  307,450 10.9  10,693,813  518,535  10,175,278 377
Q4-14  11,181  14,108  84,449 6.0  3,925,571  154,932  3,770,639 278
2014  -   70,895  575,871 8.1  22,601,201  1,159,814  21,441,387 319
Q1-2014  10,791  13,966  104,921  7.5  3,694,829  80,025  3,614,803  265
source: tuik                

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