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Tag Archives: Tourism

Balkan Tourists Stuck on Turkey

According to  a new story in the SE Times tourists from the Balkan countries have not been turned off a Turkish holiday by the recent unrest in Istanbul. Turkey has been bogged down by news of the protests since the end of May. Some say it’s a storm in a teacup, others say that the […]

Turkish Tourism Continues Strong Growth in May

Turkey is a tourists dream. In fact, it is like a food that you are apprehensive to try out but then when you do, you find out that you have been missing out terribly. Tourists made this realisation about Turkey round about 2002 and ever since then Turkish tourism numbers have grown beyond rhyme or […]

Turkey Continues Global Outreach with New Gambia Agreement

One of the things I love most about the Turkish government’s economic management is the fact that it never rests on its laurels. When Turkey reached visa-free deals with several Arab states just before the Arab spring eradicated much of its competition for Arab tourism it seemed as though Erdogan might have had a crystal […]

Turkey Now 6th Top Tourism Destination in the World

Earlier this year we reported that Turkey had finally crossed the 30 million visitor threshold in 2011, a target set for 2010 during the boom years. But that wasn’t the only great tourism achievement for Turkey last year. According to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Turkey was the only country […]

Turkey now 6th most popular tourist destination in the world

Istanbul, 26 June 2012 – According to the World Tourism Organization’s “Tourism Highlights 2012” report Turkey has now replaced Britain as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world. Turkey has seen its tourism steadily increase and intends to be in the world’s top 5 tourism destinations by 2022. Source: Invest in Turkey

Istanbul ranks in top 5 in a global tourism survey

Istanbul, 15 June 2012 – MasterCard, the global credit card company, has ranked Istanbul among the global top five tourist centres in its Index of Global Destination Cities 2012. According to Yuwa Hedrick Wong, one of MasterCard Worldwide economic advisers, “Istanbul is a unique city with a lot of potential. The city is foreseen to […]

Turkey to hold Middle East tourism expo

Ankara, 13 April 2012 – Hoping to double the number of Arab tourists visiting Turkey to 4 million Turkey will host the Middle East Tourism Exhibition in Ankara in May. At least 300 tourism professionals from at least 30 countries are expected attend the event including various specialist sectors as healthcare and education with over […]

Belek at top of golf’s leader board

Antalya, 3 April 2012 – Belek on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast has received the “Best Golf Destination” from two of golf’s leading publications – Golf Journal and Golf Magazine. The award is assessed on a variety of measures including quality of courses and accommodation. Belek, approximately 20 minutes drive from Antalya International Airport, was previously […]

Turkey Property: Things to Watch for in 2012

Turkey property is currently among the most popular overseas property destinations in the world. Here are some of the big events potential property buyers should be watching out for this year. The New Law: Most potential property buyers will have heard about the new law. For those that haven’t; the Turkish parliament is currently considering […]

A Week of Tourism Events and Controversy

This week was a week of big tourism events in Turkey, events which brought a new realisation on tourism income growth in Turkey. The Turkey Tourism Summit in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre ICEC made the headlines for a rather controversial reason. Hurriyet headline: “Minister blames statistics body for poor calculation” in a story […]

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