Tourism remained one of the top economic sectors in Turkey last year, as the number of visitors entering the country for touristic purpose exceeded 30 million individuals. All of them were foreign tourists and came to Turkey between January and November. If you want to start a business in tourism, our Turkish company formation agents can offer information on the legislation related to this industry.
The data registered by the migration authority in Turkey indicate that more than 30 million foreign visitors entered the country in the first 11 months of 2017. The last information gathered until the 15th of December shows the total number of tourist reached 30,37 million, while 30,4 million Turkish citizens left the country during the same period of time.
The report also indicates that 2017 was a better year than 2016 for tourism businesses, as in 2016 the number of foreign visitors was 24,7 million.
The largest number of foreign tourists came from Russia, followed by German and Iran. Also, for the first time in the last few years, these had no preferred means of transportation, as land, air and sea transport companies have registered equal results.
If you want to start a business in tourism, a HORECA company is one of the preferences of foreign investors coming to Turkey.
Antalya was the choice od many of the foreigners coming to Turkey last year, as the record of the year was registered in September, when 3,4 million tourists came to resorts in this city. Izmir is another popular tourism attraction for tourists, but also for foreign investors.
With respect to foreign investments, the food industry is currently one of the most sought sectors, as 2017 was one of the best years for tourists wanting to taste traditional foods and beverages, which determined many enterprisers to open restaurants here.
There are various types of businesses which can be established in tourism in Turkey, among the most successful ones being travel agencies, restaurants and tourism medical resorts.
If you want to set up any of the type of companies above, please contact our company registration representatives in Turkey.