The number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased 14.5 percent from a year earlier to 1.951 million in December 2018. Visitors came mostly from Bulgaria (up 26.2 percent to 206 thousand), Germany (up 34.3 percent to 178 thousand), Georgia (down 25.5 percent to 140 thousand), Iran (down 42.6 percent to 108 thousand) and Russia (up 45.2 percent to 99 thousand). Considering 2018 full year, the number of foreign arrivals went up by 21.8 percent to 39.488 million. Tourist Arrivals in Turkey averaged 1723560.28 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 2290000.00 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 1920000.00 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.