Muslims in Turkey opened September with a feast this year with Sacrifice Feast (Eid al-Adha) beginning right on September 1st. As this year’s 4-day feast was two days after the Victory Day, a public national holiday celebrated on August 30, many combined these two holidays for a week of celebration and traveling.
This resulted in heavy airport traffic, beginning from a week before the Feast as travellers in Turkey chose to travel both domestically and internationally. Large cities like Istanbul and capital Ankara were far from their usual crowded selves, while top holiday spots like Bodrum and Balıkesir saw exponential growth in visitors.
Top choices for international destinations were almost the same with the Ramadan Feast holiday which was in late June. Amsterdam topped the list once again, with Mykonos coming in fourth becoming the most visited Greek island.
Take a look the infographic below to see where travellers preferred to visit based on data we received from from Blesh beacons and geofencing.