Tourist flow from Ukraine to Turkey for six months in 2017 has increased by 27.77% compared to the same period of 2016 to 530,258 thousand people, according to the Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey.

According to the Agency, the most popular among Ukrainian regions in the first half of 2017 has traditionally remained Antalya, Istanbul and the resorts of the Mugla province, Fethiye, Dalaman, Bodrum and Marmaris.

For the first half of 2017 the number of tourists from Ukraine to Antalya increased by 44% to 282,112 thousand people, thus, Ukraine ranks third in tourist arrivals to Antalya.

According to the administration of the airports of Antalya, during the first seven months of 2017 Antalya, visited 421,263 thousand Ukrainian tourists by 33% more than the year before. The number of tourists from Ukraine to Istanbul is at level 2016 January-June 2017 the city was visited by 147,885 thousand Ukrainians . The province of Mugla six months of 2017 visited 46,762 thousand Ukrainian tourists, which is 55% higher than a year earlier.

The Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey predict a continuing trend of growth of Ukrainian tourist flow in the “velvet season” to the end of the year.

As reported, in five months of 2017 the flow of Ukrainian tourists to Turkey has increased by 24.48% compared to the same period of 2016 to 316,252 thousand tourists.

In 2016, Turkey was visited by 1 million 250 thousand tourists from Ukraine.