– More than 4.8 million foreign visitors were registered in Türkiye in October, a year-on-year increase of 38.3 percent, official statistics showed on Monday.
In October, the top country of origin among foreign tourists is Russia, which sent nearly 768,000 visitors, down 10.7 percent from the previous month and down 15.1 percent year-on-year. Russia was closely followed by Germany, which sent more than 746,000 visitors. Great Britain ranked third with more than 388,000 visitors, according to statistics from the Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The number of foreign visitors arriving in the January-October period this year increased 88.14 percent to 39 million compared with the same period last year, according to the ministry.
In terms of the number of nationalities of visitors during the period, the Germans topped the list with more than 5.27 million, the Russians came second with more than 4.63 million, and the British ranked third with almost 3.21 millions.
Istanbul, Türkiye’s most populous city and a major tourist destination, attracted 33.76 percent of all international visitors, while 30.81 percent visited the southern city of Antalya. ■