The number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased 19 percent from a year earlier to 1,966 million in November of 2018. Visitors came mostly from Bulgaria (up 43.5 percent to 212 thousand); Germany (up 54 percent to 178 thousand); Russia (up 71.9 percent to 141 thousand). In contrast, arrivals declines from Georgia (down -23.5 percent to 137 thousand) and Iran (-46.4 percent to 105 thousand). Considering the first eleven months of the year, the number of foreign arrivals went up by 22.3 percent to 37,538 million. Tourist Arrivals in Turkey averaged 1722829.91 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 4260000.00 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.