The travel & tourism industry plays a key role in Turkiye’s economy. According to GlobalData, driving increased visitor numbers and income from touristic activities are key areas of focus for the country’s government. GlobalData provides a complete picture of travel to Turkiye in its Travel & Tourism in Turkey (2023) report. Buy the report here.

In 2023, international arrivals in Turkiye grew by 10%.

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Turkiye does not exhibit an overreliance on any single source market, but intraregional travel is a noticeable trend. In the case of Turkiye, eight of the top ten source markets are located in Europe.

However, even when focusing only on the top ten, not all source markets are equal in size. Understanding the relative size of these and identifying high-potential markets outside of this list is key to identifying promising growth markets for Turkiye as a destination.

According to GlobalData’s report, Travel & Tourism in Turkey (2023), the country’s leading source markets include Russia, Germany, the UK, Iran and Bulgaria among others.

For more detailed analysis of the source markets for Turkiye, buy GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism in Turkey (2023) report.

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GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Center provides tracks tourism demands and flows, expenditure, and competitor KPIs across 180 countries. It also segments over $26 trillion in expenditure by accommodation, foodservice, retail, transport, and entertainment. GlobalData’s analysis reports provide detailed insight into key source and destination markets with real world examples of success to support recommendations.