Turkish Tourism Of The Year 2021 in Numbers

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Tourism was one of the sectors that suffered the most in 2020 due to the global pandemic. With the measures taken and the acceleration of the vaccination process, coming to Turkey increased in 2021 with the beginning of touristic flights especially from Russia, then Germany, and finally England. Turkey’s tourism income in between January-June 2021 period increased by 33 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and became 5.5 billion dollars. In addition, tourism revenues in Turkey are expected to reach $22 billion by the end of this year.

  • 1 million 507 thousand 264 people visited Konya Mevlana Museum, which is at the top of the list of attractions with the most visitors.
  • 1 million 197 thousand 561 people visited Hierapolis (Pamukkale) Archaeological Site in Denizli city.
  • 673 thousand 544 people visited Izmir (Smyrna) Ephesus Archaeological Site, which has been a habitat area since prehistory.
  • Galata Tower, one of the iconic symbols of Istanbul, was visited by 554 thousand 943 people.
  • 608 thousand 742 people visited the Cappadocia region.
  • 565 thousand 246 people visited Göbeklitepe, which belongs to the Neolithic period and attracts more local and foreign visitors every year.
  • Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum, where the world’s most important mosaic works are located, was visited by 252 thousand 904 people.
  • According to the report prepared by the Turkish statistical institution; The number of museums in Turkey increased by 27 in 2020, reaching 494.
  • The number of works in museums affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism increased by 0.5% in 2020 compared to 2019 and became 3 million 278 thousand 114.
  • The number of works in private museums increased by 2.0% in 2020 compared to 2019 and reached 416 thousand 706.
  • The national park area has increased to 907 thousand 520 hectares.

Hasan Gülday

Hasan Gülday. Professional licensed tour guide working in Turkey.

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