Mumbai: Türkiye tourism on Friday said it is expecting to host more than 3.5 lakh travelers from India this year.
The country had welcomed over 2.32 lakh visitors from India in 2022, surpassing all the previous records, Türkiye Tourism said in a statement.
Türkiye has emerged as the third biggest tourism market in the world, as it welcomed 5.14 crore international visitors in 2022, the statement added.
According to the latest data, Türkiye’s tourism revenues grew by 19 percent to reach USD 46.3 billion last year as compared to 2019.
In 2022, the country hosted the highest number of visitors from the Russian Federation, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
“By the end of 2022, the global tourism visitor data recovered by 65 percent compared to the pre-pandemic period, but Türkiye has almost reached its pre-pandemic numbers.
“Our growth in tourism revenues is even more impressive, in 2022, our tourism revenues reached a record-breaking USD 46.3 billion, with an increase of 19 percent compared to 2019,” Türkiye’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said.
These results certify that Türkiye had a great comeback after the pandemic, and the country is confident to witness a footfall of more than 3.5 lahks from India in 2023, he said.
Türkiye is also expecting 90 million overall international tourists to achieve USD 100 billion in tourism revenues by the end of 2028, he added.