Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)4.8
Global rank for international tourism expenditure44
Number of outbound visits (m)7.5
Most visited destinationGreece

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)789.6
GDP per capita PPP (US$)22,730
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)4.7
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.9

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Turkey

Weekly aircraft departures289
Weekly seat capacity56,206
Airports with direct routes in Turkey7
Airports with direct routes in Britain20
  • There are 289 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 56,206 seats a week*
  • Seven airports in Turkey serve 20 British airports*
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Istanbul is £13


*2016 data