The Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate announced the number of tourist arrivals to Istanbul in the first 10 months of 2014.

The number of tourist arrivals to Istanbul continues to increase compare to previous years’ arrival figures.

ISTANBUL Change compare to 2013 (Monthly) Change compare to 2013 (Cumulative)
2013 2014
January 532.726 635.283 19,4 19,4
February 617.015 696.054 12,8 15,8
March 838.201 866.985 3,4 10,6
April 936.961 1.014.662 8,3 9,9
May 1.058.771 1.079.598 2,0 7,8
June 957.894 1.090.284 13,8 8,9
July 929.266 1.155.407 24,3 11,4
August 1.074.950 1.290.218 20,0 12,7
September 1.006.014 1.181.742 17,5 13,3
October 998.442 1.132.655 13,4 13,3
Total 8.949.790 10.142.888

 

istanbul-mosquesTop Nationalities visiting Istanbul Jan.- Oct. 2014

1. Germany 1.043.523 (10.3%)

2. Russian Fed. 510.351 (5.0%)

3. Iran 495.729 (4.9%)

4. USA 469.279 (4.6%)

5. UK 439.078 (4.3%)

6. France 422.710 (4.2%)

7. Italy 392.257 (3.9%)

8. Iraq 305.494 (3.0%)

9. Saudi Arabia 296.146 (2.9%)

10. The Netherlands 254.372 (2.5%)

 

Visitor numbers from Arabian Countries in the last 3 years (Jan.-Oct.)

 

Jan.-Oct. 2012 2013 2014 2013-2014 change %
IRAQ 182.116 206.714 305.494 47,8
ALGERIA 83.025 93.145 131.229 40,9
EGYPT 91.401 88.032 89.659 1,8
MOROCCO 60.240 63.599 68.913 8,4
LIBYA 173.797 215.993 213.442 -1,2
TUNIS 66.309 70.629 79.336 12,3
JORDAN 67.592 69.443 92.595 33,3
SYRIA 51.770 142.597 193.510 35,7
LEBANON 88.799 88.061 100.344 13,9
SAUDI ARABIA 155.807 203.181 296.146 45,8
KUWAIT 58.398 76.276 117.517 54,1
UAE 37.099 43.279 42.587 -1,6
SUDAN 6.858 7.578 8.494 12,1
YEMEN 9.788 12.166 21.403 75,9
AMMAN 6.576 7.497 11.831 57,8
BAHREIN 10.572 12.727 19.700 54,8
QATAR 11.453 15.772 25.950 64,5
PALESTINE 4.719 5.777 8.429 45,9
1.166.319 1.422.466 1.826.579 28,4

 

 

Country-based Visitor Numbers in the last 3 years (Jan.-Oct.)

Jan.-Oct. 2014 2013 2012 2014/2013 2013/2012
GERMANY 1.043.523 1.029.176 928.263 1,4 10,9
RUSSIAN FED. 510.351 479.138 444.120 6,5 7,9
U.K. 439.078 400.523 380.041 9,6 5,4
ITALY 392.257 372.625 367.863 5,3 1,3
FRANCE 422.710 414.726 369.469 1,9 12,2
IRAN 495.729 324.405 352.634 52,8 -8,0
USA 469.279 440.552 422.688 6,5 4,2
THE NETHERLANDS 254.372 244.930 223.546 3,9 9,6
JAPAN 132.081 134.858 157.851 -2,1 -14,6
SPAIN 202.650 174.585 169.205 16,1 3,2
UKRAINE 214.833 202.941 162.230 5,9 25,1
AZERBAIJAN 199.644 193.057 165.156 3,4 16,9
S. KOREA 193.160 140.590 119.798 37,4 17,4
TURKMENISTAN 147.134 120.501 110.709 22,1 8,8
BELGIUM 120.336 113.480 103.538 6,0 9,6
AUSTRIA 142.002 139.502 125.698 1,8 11,0
SWITZERLAND 140.726 140.461 126.242 0,2 11,3
ISRAEL 75.997 64.317 42.887 18,2 50,0
GREECE 106.194 86.130 87.403 23,3 -1,5
CHINA 155.276 107.657 89.188 44,2 20,7
IRAQ 305.494 206.714 182.316 47,8 13,4
TUNIS 79.336 70.629 66.309 12,3 6,5
LIBYA 216.442 215.993 173.797 0,2 24,3
EGYPT 89.659 88.032 91.401 1,8 -3,7