According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism,wrote the Anadolu news agency, the number of visitors from abroad in Turkey rose in November by 11.41 percent compared to the same period last year to 2.19 million.
At the same time, the number of guests from abroad rose from the beginning of January to the end of November 2019 by 14.3 percent to almost 43 million people.
The largest group of visitors from abroad, with an increase of 17.42 percent, came from the Russian Federation with 6.9 million people, the Germans with an increase of 11.6 percent and 4.8 million people, and with an increase the English of 13.3 percent and 2.5 million people.
Turkey thus ranked as the world's sixth most traveled country. According to the UNWTO, the country already held this rank last year.
Despite the high ranking in the UNWTO ranking according to visitor numbers, Turkey was only 15th in terms of income from tourism. In comparison, it earns less per visitor from abroad than other countries.
In a European comparison, Turkey ranks fourth in terms of the number of visitors from abroad, but sixth in terms of income from tourism.