Turkey sees 57 per cent increase in Indian tourist arrivals in 2019; expects 35 per cent growth in 2020

The Ministry hosted around 230,000 Indian visitors in the year 2019, whereas in 2018 it hosted 147,000 Indian visitors

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The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism India recently announced that it has registered an increase of 57 per cent in the number of Indian tourist arrivals between January to December 2019. The Ministry informed that it hosted around 230,000 Indian visitors in the year 2019, whereas in 2018 it hosted 147,000 Indian visitors. However, it has been reported that the increase in number of Indian visitors significantly grew from 2019.

Given the momentum in growth, Turkey Tourism is expecting around 35 per cent increase in the Indian tourist arrivals by the end of 2020. As per official statistics, around 51.9 million foreign tourists visited Turkey within the period of January to December 2019, indicating 13.7 per cent increase from the previous year.

Right from leisure travel to FITs, Indian weddings to MICE summits, Turkey has seen a significant increase in number of Indian tourist across all the segments. In terms of this year, Turkey witnessed a considerable surge in the number of Indian destination weddings across the country.  Similarly, MICE travel increased at an incredibly fast pace.

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