The number of foreigners visiting Turkey rose 25.48 percent from a year earlier to 3.755 million in October 2018. Visitors came mainly from Russia (up 36.37 percent to 604 thousand); Germany (up 42.82 percent to 590 thousand); the UK (up 48.08 percent to 264 thousand); Bulgaria (up 46.59 percent to 255 thousand) and Georgia (down 28.00 percent to 153 thousand). Considering January to October, the number of tourist arrivals increased 22.43 percent to 35.571 million. Tourist Arrivals in Turkey averaged 1722044.59 from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5671801 in July of 2018 and a record low of 213998 in January of 1993.
Tourist Arrivals in Turkey is expected to be 1850000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Turkey to stand at 4264000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 2010000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.