During the first ten months of this year 2017, the tourism sector in Turkey increased by 28 percent compared to the same period last year.
The number of tourists coming to Turkey during this period about 29 million and 53 thousand and 450 tourists, 63 percent of them preferred Istanbul and Antalya to spend their vacation.
For the nationalities that topped the list of visitors, the Russians ranked first with a total of 4 millions 565 thousand and 275 tourists came to visit Turkey, Germany came in second place where the number of German tourists reached 3 million 340 thousand, and Iran ranked third, where the number of its tourists to Turkey was over than two million tourists, and after these three came Georgia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine.
The number of tourists from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, France, Greece and the Netherlands reached half a million tourists.
Antalya ranked first as a tourist destination, receiving a total of 9,255,270 tourists during this season, followed by Istanbul in second place with 9,860,632 visitors.