Turkey named 6th most visited country in the world in 2018 by UNWTO


Giving a boost to its global image of being the most frequented tourist destination, UNWTO recently announced that Turkey was the 6th most visited destination in the world in the year 2018 with 46 million visitors.

The UNWTO’s travel arm has released its latest figures detailing the movement of tourists around the world in 2018. Last year, 1.4 billion holidaymakers left home for an overseas break, 5.6% more than in 2017, according to the World Tourism Organization, which says that global travel is performing strongly fuelled by a positive economy, increased air capacity and visa facilitation.

Tourism is a national industry for Turkey. As a tourism country, Turkey is focusing on both inbound and outbound travel with world-class facilities and great pricing that are very suitable. In the last few years, Turkey has given a huge boost to its tourism sector by adopting unique propositions of popularising the destination and going all out in key markets across the world

“This is a great achievement for Turkey and coming from UNWTO, this speaks about the credibility of data and numbers. By the end of 2019, we are expecting 55 million tourist arrivals. From India, the number of tourist arrivals to Turkey is expected to reach 2.5 lakh tourists. Apart from FITs, we have also seen a surge in weddings and MICE travel from India to Turkey, which is our big focus,” said H Deniz ERSÖZ, Culture & Tourism Counsellor, Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in India.