Istanbul has always been a magnet for tourists, and the recent numbers indicate an even brighter future for the city's tourism industry.
In the initial five months of this year, Istanbul witnessed a 19% rise in foreign tourist arrivals compared to the same timeframe in 2022. This growth signifies the city's continuing allure and the global travel industry's robust recovery.
By the end of May this year, the foreign tourist count in Istanbul reached an impressive 6,276,481 individuals. To put this in perspective:
May emerged as a particularly bustling month for the city's tourism scene. Istanbul played host to:
The burgeoning tourist numbers not only underline Istanbul's position as a favorite global destination but also hint at the possibilities of further growth. With attractions ranging from historic landmarks to vibrant cultural festivals, Istanbul remains well-positioned to attract even more visitors in the future. The city's hospitality sector and stakeholders in the tourism industry can look forward to an even busier season ahead.