According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the number of incoming travellers to Turkey has increased by 24.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
Following a steady decline in tourism amidst regional instability, this data marks the comeback of the country as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world among western travellers.
The resort haven Antalya recorded the highest growth in the country. In June alone, the city welcomed 2,011,730 visitors, a 33.51-per-cent increase over that of the year before.
Local assistance company Eurocross Turkey confirmed the growth trend, commenting: “Keeping our new client portfolio aside, in relation to the rising tourism figures, we have observed a parallel increase in our European cases compared to 2017. Our British cases are up by 54 per cent and Dutch cases by 26 per cent, followed by German and Scandinavian cases.”