Turkey was visited by 3.3 million Russian tourists for 8 months of 2017
“In January-August 2017 3,333 million Russian tourists visited Turkey, which is 10 times higher than in the same period of the last year”, - informs the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Russians are confidently leading among other nationalities by the number of arrivals: their share of visitors for January-August amounted 15.2%. Also in the TOP 5 are Germany (2.5 million, 11.4%), Georgia (1.597 million, 7.3%), Iran (1.559 million, 7.1%) and Great Britain (1.158 million tourists, 5.3%). The total number of foreign tourists who visited Turkey for eight months amounted 21.984 million, which is 26.4% more than the result of the same period in 2016. In August Russians were also the most numerous foreign tourists in Turkey. For a month 805.8 thousand Russians have rested at Turkish resorts, which is almost 8 times more than in August 2016. In total 4.658 million foreign tourists visited Turkey in August, which is 46.3% more than in August 2017. In Turkey in August most foreign tourists visited Antalya (37.1% of all visits to the country), Istanbul (26.8%), Mugla (8.7%), Edirne (7.5%) and Artvin (6, 7%).
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.