Summer has come. All nature and creatures on it are heated by the sun and the answer to the question “Is tourism season opened in Turkey?” is YES. Turkey, with its kilometers of beaches, hidden coves, numerous ancient cities, rich cuisine, and a variety of outdoor attractions, is an assertive, one of the best travel destinations in 2022 too. Plus, Kars is a rising and surprising destination among Turkey’s popular tourist locations for this summer. Here is Turkey tourism’s latest news and some inspirational ideas.
1. Is Turkey the best travel destination in 2022?
Yes. Turkey is one of the best destinations as always because it has so many ancient ruins, turquoise and pure, blue flagged beaches, it has numerous religious sights for both Islam, Christianity, and others. Plus it was a transition route between east and west for centuries that enrich the culture, cuisine, and architecture. Today the country has developed touristic services for every need from camping, and backpacking to blue cruise and luxury alternatives. When it comes to winter holidays, water sports, or outdoor sports Turkey still has various destinations either, plus reasonable prices. Travelers have already started to come.
2. How many tourists have visited Turkey January-Apri̇l 2022?
According to the report of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism 7 477 047, foreign visitors had arrived in Turkey between January-Apri̇l 2022 period and 36 530 of them were excursionists. Only in April 2022, 2 574 423 visitors arrived Turkey and the number was 790 687 in April 2021 (172% increase).
Top 5 visited cities are on the other hand are:
1-İstanbul %51,92 (3 882 348)
2-Antalya %14,87 (1 112 094)
3-Edirne %12,91 (965 364)
4-Artvin %3,65 (272 664)
5-İzmir %2,38 (177 739)
Instead of the coast cities, Artvin is the unusual destination on this list because it is located on the BlackSea. It seems that the number of cold lovers will increase in 2022.