Turkstat: Turkish tourism sector soars in the first quarter

Domestic tourism spending leaped by 100 percent, while the number of travelers rose by 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from a year ago, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) have reported.

Domestic tourists spent 12.2 billion Turkish Liras in the January-March, with package tour spending soaring 163 percent year-on-year to 666 million liras.

Individual tourism spending exhibited a 97.7 percent increase in the first quarter compared with a year ago.

The average spending per trip was 1,383 liras, whereas the corresponding figures were 1,074 liras in the final quarter of 2021 and only 732 liras in the first quarter of last year.

Transport accounted for 33.7 percent of all expenditures, while the share of food and drink was 29.8 percent and accommodation made up another 11 percent of travelers’ spending.