With recent developments in favor of Turkey in the competition in the Mediterranean, which sees the most traffic in terms of tourism worldwide, Turkey has become the leader in the region, leaving its biggest rivals France, Spain and Italy in its rear mirror as it welcomed more visitors within 10 months of the year.
Competition in the Mediterranean, the most active tourism region in the world, continues despite the pandemic.
The competition in the Mediterranean region the region with the most intensive tourism traffic in the world is experiencing improvements in favor of Turkey. During the 10-month period of the year, Turkey became the leader in the region in the number of visitors, surpassing its biggest competitors France, Spain and Italy.
Several surveys show Turkey seems to have taken the leadership in the region
Turkey, which performed better than Spain during the pandemic period, is barely ahead of Spain thanks to citizens residing abroad in the number of visitors.
In 10 months, Spain received 24 million 827 thousand tourists, while Turkey received a total of 24 million 979 thousand visitors, 3 million 923 thousand of which were from citizens residing abroad. In this case, according to 10-month data, Turkey was ahead of Spain with 152 thousand people.
Turkey increases number of visitors, Spain increases revenue
As for the total and per capita tourism income, the situation is different. In terms of the number of visitors, Turkey is ahead of Spain with citizens abroad, while in terms of income, Spain is ahead of Turkey. According to the Balance of Payments Report of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), Turkey is the 3rd country of 2021. In the quarter, a total of $ 20.3 billion in tourism revenue was generated, of which $ 3.1 billion was from citizens residing abroad and $ 16.4 billion from foreign visitors.
Income, visitors and per capita income
Spain’s tourism revenue, which had less visitors than Turkey for 10 months, amounted to 27.5 billion euros ($31 billion). During the 10-month period of the year, the number of foreign visitors to Turkey increased by 88 percent, while Spain’s tourism revenue increased by 47 percent.
Turkey’s tourism income per capita also increased from $ 621 to $ 679 for foreign visitors and from $ 646 to $ 704 with the addition of citizens residing abroad.
Turkey leads Mediterranean tourism, outcompetes major rivals