According to the results of last June and the first half of 2022, Russian tourists lost the lead in terms of the number of arrivals to Turkish resorts, including Antalya, a destination that has taken a huge turn for years. the number of our compatriots.
The number of tourists who visited Antalya by air in June increased by 133% compared to the same month in 2021 and amounted to 1 million 869 thousand people, Turkish media reported. On the other hand, the number of vacationers in June turned out to be 360 thousand less than in the dock-like June 2019. Then there were 2 million 228 thousand tourists. Comparing the indicators of the summer month, analysts noted that in June 2022, Antalya reached 84% of the tourist flow in June 2019.
At a longer “distance”, the statistics of arrivals are as follows: for the first 6 months, i.e. from January to June 2022, the tourist flow to Antalya increased by 176% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 4 million 284 thousand tourists. With these figures, Antalya is numerically behind its best year in tourism by 1 million 178 thousand and proportionally by 21.6% over the same period.
Russian tourist flow dries up
< p> The sanctions imposed on Russian civil aviation in connection with the events in Ukraine affected the flow of tourists arriving in Antalya from the Russian Federation. Russia, which for many years was the leader in Antalya in terms of tourist flow, fell to second place in the first half of 2022.
It was expectedly taken by Germany. In the first half of the year, it delivered 955 thousand vacationers to Antalya, while Russia only 765 thousand. The United Kingdom (434 thousand tourists) occupied the third place, Poland (237 thousand people) – the fourth and the Netherlands (161 thousand) – the fifth .). Kazakhstan, Israel, Lithuania, Romania and Sweden also entered the top ten countries supplying tourists.
Earlier, Turprom wrote that “Antalya has become the bluest resort in the world.”
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