About 35.6 million foreigners visited Turkey in 2018
The number of foreign visitors increased by 22.4 percent compared to about 29 million last year.
The Mediterranean resort provinces of Antalya were the main destination with 12 million foreign visitors, accounting for 33.7 percent of all foreign visitors.
Turkey has become the most popular tourist destination among Russian nationals.
Almost five million Russians visited Turkey from January to September 2018.
Also in 2018, the demand for holidays in Turkey during the New Year holidays increased, the reservation during this period doubled compared with last year.
In total, booking for holiday dates in the Turkish direction reaches five months, trips to New Year's holidays were quickly sold out.
Primarily demand is enjoyed by resorts such as Alanya, Belek, Side, Antalya, and Kirish.