Istanbul received more than 16 million foreign tourists in 2022


Istanbul received 16 million and 18 thousand and 726 foreign tourists during the past year 2022.

The data of the Directorate of Culture and Tourism in Istanbul showed an increase in the number of foreign tourists who visited the city by 77 percent compared to 2021, which witnessed the visit of 9 million, 25 thousand and 4 visitors.

And 11 million 296 thousand and 941 tourists arrived in the city through Istanbul International Airport, while the share of Sabiha Gokcen Airport out of the total number of tourists coming to Istanbul was 4 million 470 thousand and 890, and Ataturk Airport 17 thousand and 349 thousand tourists.


In terms of the nationalities of the tourists who visited Istanbul most during 2022, the Russians topped the list with 1,495,024 tourists, followed by the Germans with 1,237,314, then the Iranians with 1,97,993 visitors.

The Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance, Nureddin Nabatai, had stated earlier that his country had received 51.4 million tourists, while its tourism revenues amounted to $46.3 billion in 2022.