Domestic tourists’ travel expenditures in the April-June period of this year increased by 83.8% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to ₺19 billion 707 million 895 thousand.
Turkish Statistical Institute announced the “household domestic tourism” data for the second quarter of 2022.
Accordingly, the II. In the quarter, 9 million 846 thousand people residing in the country traveled. The total number of trips made by travelers with one or more overnight stays within the country increased by 7.3% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and amounted to 11 million 411 thousand trips. Travelers in this quarter made 74 million 231 thousand overnight stays. The average number of overnight stays was 6.5 nights.
Domestic tourists, domestic travel expenditures of 2022 II. In the third quarter, it increased by 83.8% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and amounted to ₺19 billion 707 million 895 thousand. 91.8% of these expenditures were personal expenditures with ₺18 billion 92 million 639 thousand, and 8.2% of them were package tour expenditures with ₺1 billion 615 million 256 thousand. The average expenditure per trip was ₺1727.
When the distribution ratios of expenditure types in total travel expenditures are analyzed in this quarter, transportation expenditures with 37%, food and beverage expenditures with 26.8% and accommodation expenditures with 10.4% had the highest share. When the change rates of these types of expenditures are analyzed compared to the same period of the previous year, an increase of 146% in transportation expenditures, 70.5% in food and beverage expenditures and 15% in accommodation expenditures was observed.
Visit to relatives ranked first
In terms of travel purposes, “trip, entertainment, vacation” ranked second with 26.7%, and “health” was ranked third with 3.4%.
Travelers in this quarter mostly stayed at “friends or relatives’ houses” with 56 million 295 thousand overnight stays. According to the accommodation types, “own house” took the second place in the number of overnight stays with 6 million 222 thousand nights, while the “hotel” took the third place with 5 million 951 thousand overnight stays.
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz