British tourists flocked to the city this year. It was stated that the British tourists, who have already reached more numbers than the sum of the previous years in the first 8 months, have filled the gap left by Ukraine.
The beaches in Antalya, which is among the most famous holiday destinations in Turkey, are overflowing.
The travel ban, which was imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic that affected the world, created an economic depression in tourism regions.
With the lifting of the bans, there was almost an influx of foreign tourists to Turkey.
In this context, a new record was set in Antalya, one of the most popular regions.
805 thousand British tourists came
With the month of August, 805 thousand British tourists came to the city, there was a great increase compared to the previous years.
In the first quarter of 2022, it was claimed that the British tourists, who reached more numbers than the previous years, filled the gap left by Ukraine.
71 percent higher than last year
According to 8-month data, the number of tourists reached 9 million 64 thousand 164 and there was an increase of 71 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
According to the transfer of DHA; Recep Yavuz, the tourism sector representative, said that England, which was the most turbulent country of the tourism season last year, is moving towards becoming the star of the 2022 season in Antalya.
British tourist statistics in 5 years
Listing the number of British tourists in the January-August period of the last 5 years Yavuz said,Years before the pandemic years at the end of the yearMy bee had crossed the million mark. However, with the pandemic British Arrivals at all-time low due to government limitation was down to the number.
441 thousand in 2018, 530 thousand in 2019, 115 thousand in 2020, 83 thousand in 2021In 2022, 805 thousand British tourists visited Antalya.
“In August, the record of the past years was broken”
Yavuz listed the number of British tourists coming according to the year-end total as follows:
“It was 375 thousand in 2017, 637 thousand in 2018, 719 thousand in 2019, 211 thousand in 2020, and 83 thousand in 2021. Thus, as of the end of August, the record of all previous years was broken with 800 thousand tourists.
Great interest in Majorca
Yavuz stated that only Mallorco, one of the most popular destinations for British tourists in August, visited more British tourists than Antalya. “Antalya 187 thousand, Majorca 483 thousand, Larnaca 102 thousand, Crete 102 thousand, Rhodes 124 thousand, Dubrovnik 66 thousand, Faro 330 thousand, Hurghada 19 thousand, Sharm 17 thousand Britons came to al-Sheikh” he said.