Since the beginning of the year about a million Russians have rested in Turkey
“In May 2017, 608.4 thousand tourists from Russia visited Turkey, which is 1384% more than in the same month a year ago”, - according to statistics released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey.
In May 2016, only 41 thousand Russians visited Turkey. At the same time, the figures for 2017 exceeded the results of May 2015 too - (501.1 thousand).
Russia is on the first line in the list of tourists who visited Turkey in May. On the second line with 295 thousand tourists is Germany, on the third place - Georgia (235.4 thousand people). The TOP 5 also included the United Kingdom (188 thousand tourists) and Bulgaria (165 thousand). In May Turkey hosted 2.88 million foreign tourists, which is 16.2% more than a year ago.
During the five months of 2017, 8.7 million foreigners visited the country, this exceeds the results of the previous year by 5.5%. Russia leads in TOP 5 with a result of 928,300 tourists, an increase is 571% over the last year's figures (a year ago from January to May 138 thousand Russians visited Turkey).
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.