Indian tourist arrivals in Turkey marks 57% growth in 2019


The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism India revealed that between January to December 2019, Turkey has registered a 57% increase in the number of Indian tourist arrivals as compared to the same period last year, hosting 230,000 Indian visitors. In 2018, Turkey hosted 147,000 Indian visitors while the numbers began to increase drastically from 2019.

With such a positive rate of growth recorded, Turkey Tourism is expecting a growth of approx. 35% in the Indian tourist arrivals by the end of 2020. the most recent official statistics also revealed that 51.9 million foreign tourists visited Turkey within the period of January to December 2019, indicating a 13.7 percent increase from the previous year.

Turkey has emerged as a preferred destination for Indian Travellers across categories. From leisure travel to FITs, Indian weddings to Mice summits, there has been a big increase in all segments.

This year Turkey witnessed a considerable surge in the number of big-budget Indian destination weddings across Turkey. Similarly, MICE visit Turkey increased at an incredibly fast pace.


Basis the current arrival numbers and therefore the activities planned in months to return, the tourism board is hoping to reach a record number of Indian tourist arrivals in Turkey by the top of 2020.

Turkey tourism board has been constantly engaging with the Indian audience by highlighting important festivals, summits & international events that are being held in Turkey. variety of fams and engagements are being held regularly from India market to different parts of Turkey with attention on cuisine, culture, landscape, history, and nature.

Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism office India also will be associating with top Indian travel associations in upcoming quarters.

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