An increase in the number of tourists coming to Istanbul

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Istanbul in February was 1 million 84 thousand 33, an increase of 13 percent compared to the same month last year.

According to the data of the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, 2 million 273 thousand 860 foreign tourists visited the city in 2 months of this year. Last February, 956 thousand 482 foreign visitors came to Istanbul, which hosted 1 million 84 thousand 33 foreigners with a 13 percent increase this February.

1 Million 80 thousand 227 people reached the city by air and 3 thousand 806 people by sea in February. Arrivals to Istanbul by air increased by 13 percent compared to last year, while arrivals by sea increased by 16 percent.

Istanbul Airport is the favorite of tourists

1131 People from Ataturk Airport, 307 thousand 187 from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, 771 thousand 909 people from Istanbul Airport entered Istanbul in February.

1856 Foreign visitors came to the city from Tuzla Port, 1018 from Zeytinburnu Port, 274 from Ambarli Port, 596 from Haydarpasa Port, 54 from Pendik Port and 8 from Marmara Port.

71.21 Percent of those who came to the city used Istanbul Airport, while 28.34 percent preferred Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

Russians are first in February

Among February’s foreign visitors to Istanbul, Russians ranked first with 149,906 people Dec.

Russia was followed by Germany with 76 thousand 601 tourists, Iran with 58 thousand 976 tourists, France with 42 thousand 240 tourists, Great Britain with 39 thousand 587 tourists, USA with 33 thousand 196 tourists, Israel with 29 thousand 920 tourists, Uzbekistan with 26 thousand 202 tourists, Iraq with 25 thousand 184 tourists, Netherlands with 23 thousand 66 tourists respectively.

Russians, Germans, Germans, Iranians, Iranians, 3.90 percent French, 3.65 percent British, 3.06 percent Americans, 2.76 percent Israelis made up 13.83 percent of those who visited Istanbul in February, 7.07 percent, 5.44 percent, 3.90 percent French, 3.65 percent British, 3.06 percent Americans, 2.76 percent Israelis.

1 Person visited from Solomon Islands

While tourists from 193 countries came to Istanbul in February, one person from the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, two people from Bhutan, Laos and East Timor visited the city.

984 thousand 689 foreign tourists came to Istanbul in February of 2019 and 962 thousand 151 foreign tourists in the same period of 2020. The number of tourists coming to the city in February 2021 was 350 thousand 913.

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An increase in the number of tourists coming to Istanbul

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