As Mediterranean destinations witness an increase in travel from the UK, Turkey emerges as the fifth most visited country by British travelers.
According to data released by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, air travel from the UK to the Mediterranean region reached a significant 42% increase, totaling 37 million trips during the January to May period of 2023.
As reported by Turizm DataBank, despite a decline in travel to Spain, it still held the top spot with a 39% share of outbound travel from the UK to Mediterranean countries. Following Spain, Italy secured the second position with a 14.1% share, while France ranked third with an 11.2% share, Portugal claimed the fourth position with an 8.9% share, and Turkey ranked fifth with a 7.3% share.
It is noteworthy that Spain and France displayed growth rates of over 50%, while Portugal and Turkey exhibited impressive growth rates of 28% and 31%, respectively.
In addition to these destinations, Morocco, Greece, and Egypt also saw positive growth trends, with Morocco leading the pack with a remarkable 134% increase in travel. Furthermore, travel to the United Arab Emirates recorded a substantial 40% growth.
The data reflects the growing desire among British travelers to explore Mediterranean countries, and Turkey's appeal as a popular holiday destination continues to attract an increasing number of visitors. With stunning beaches, rich history, and warm hospitality, Turkey offers a memorable vacation experience for travelers from the UK and beyond.