In Antalya, where major decreases were experienced in tourism due to the two-year pandemic, as in the whole world, the number of tourists reached 9 million 64 thousand 164, according to the data in the first 8 months of 2022, after a difficult two-year epidemic process, and there was an increase of 71 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. . This year, due to the Russia-Ukraine war, the Ukrainian market was reset and there was a serious decline in the Russian market, while a historical record was broken in the UK market.
805 THOUSAND ENGLISH IN 8 MONTHS
Tourism manager Recep Yavuz, the general manager of the tour operator company, which made a study on the distribution of 8-month tourist data by nationality and the data of British tourists last year and this year, said that England, the most turbulent country of the tourism season last year, is progressing towards being the star of the 2022 season in Antalya. told. Yavuz announced that at the end of the 8th month of the year, the number of British tourists in Antalya reached 805,000, breaking the historical record.
BRITISH TURNED COURSE
Stating that British tourists, who usually vacation in Western Europe, the Greek Islands, Portugal and Balaer Islands, have turned their route to Antalya in recent years, Yavuz said, “In the years before the pandemic, it had exceeded the half million mark at the end of the year. However, due to the limitation of the British Government with the pandemic, arrivals were at an all-time low.”
TO EXCEED 1 MILLION BY THE END OF THE YEAR
Saying that it seems that British tourists will close this year with a record number of over 1 million, as predicted by pre-season tourism professionals, Recep Yavuz listed the number of British tourists in the January-August period of the last 5 years as follows: “441,000 in 2018, 530 thousand in 2019, 2020” While 115 thousand in Turkey and 83 thousand in 2021, 805 thousand British tourists visited Antalya in 2022.
EVEN PASSING THE YEAR TOTALS
The number of British tourists in Antalya, which has already reached more than the total of the previous years,
Pointing out that he has closed the gap left by Ukraine, tourism professional 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.
SECOND PLACE IN AUGUST
Indicating that only Mallorco, one of the most popular destinations for British tourists, came to Antalya in August, Yavuz said, “Antalya 187 thousand, Majorca 483 thousand, Larnaca 102 thousand, Crete 102 thousand, Rhodes 124 thousand Britons came to Dubai, 66 thousand to Dubrovnik, 330 thousand to Faro, 19 thousand to Hurghada, 17 thousand to Sharm el Sheikh,” he said.