Between January and July 2019, the city received a total of almost 13 million foreign tourists. These figures exceed last year’s statistics by 8%.According to statistics of tour operators, this year significantly increased the flow from Poland. By the end of the year, their number may exceed 400 thousand. Previously, the average number of Polish tourists was about 200 thousand people a year.There is also a great demand for tours to Istanbul from tourists from Latin America. Due to increased interest, Turkish airlines increased the number of direct flights to Mexico this year. According to the guides, such interest in Istanbul among tourists from these countries is caused by the great popularity of Turkish TV series that are broadcast in Latin America.According to the forecasts of tour operators, in the future interest in Istanbul will only grow.Istanbul is known by the name Byzantium, then Constantinople, Turkey’s largest city, the main shopping, industrial and cultural center, the main port of the country. It is located on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, which divides it into European (main) and Asian parts, connected by bridges and tunnels. In terms of population, it is the first city-millionaire in Europe (taking into account the population living in the European and Asian parts). The former capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman empires.