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Tag Archives: Tourism

Turkey’s tourism income up by 10 percent

Istanbul, 31 January 2012 – According to Turkish Statistical Institute Turkey’s tourism income rose by over 10 percent in 2011 (from 2010) reaching 23 billion USD. The UN World Tourism Organization ranks Turkey seventh in the world for the most visited destination. With the number of visitors to Turkey increasing year on year Turkey aims […]

Istanbul Tourism up 16% in 2011

Istanbul is currently one of the hottest places for buy to let investment in the world. The population is huge and growing so rapidly in numbers and affluence, that developers simply can’t build fast enough to meet the demand for quality property to buy and rent. But it is also said that Istanbul is an […]

Foreign visitors flock to Istanbul

6 January 2012, Istanbul – In 2011 Turkey received over 30 million visitors making it the 7th most popular destination in the world. Of this 30 million 8 million people visited the stunning city of Istanbul according its Culture and Tourism department number. This number shows an increase of over 16 percent over the 6.9 […]

Turkish Tourism Hits the 30 Million Target

It’s official, Turkey has crossed the long-anticipated threshold of 30 million visitors, a year later than expected. During the boom the government set the tourism target that Turkey would be receiving 30 million visitors per year by 2010. Then the credit crunch happened. Most tourism markets were completely derailed by the crisis as it engulfed […]

Southern Turkey opens largest Eastern Med marina

29 November 2011, Ankara – Mr Binali Yildrim, the Turkish Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communications has opened the largest Eastern Med yacht marina in the southern Turkish town of Mersin. The marina has cost 100 million TRY (About 54 million USD) and can berth up to 1,000 boats. Mr Yildrim said the marina complex, […]

Turkey’s visitors just keep going up

27 October 2011, Istanbul – According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently released data Turkey is now one of the world’s favourite tourism destinations with over 25 million visitors in the first 9 months of 2011. In September alone almost 4 million visitors went to Turkey, an increase of over 12 percent […]

Turkish Tourism Looks Set for 30m Target

According to the latest data tourism to Turkey is continuing to grow strongly. The Culture and Tourism Ministry has just released data on the first nine months of this year, showing tourism up 10.67% compared to the same period last year. This is slower than the 12% year on year the body revealed for the […]

Thirty nine new five star hotels in Istanbul

22 September 2011, Turkey – According to new report by Turkey’s TUROB (Touristic Hotels and Investors Association) hoteliers are flocking to Istanbul and currently there approximately 100 new hotels under construction in there. TUROB President Timur Bayindir said “The wave of new hotel investments in the city will add a total of 31,500 beds to […]

Turkey Tourism Continues Strong Growth–UNWTO

As with anything, the number of tourists a country receives in a given period is subject to a number of different measurements, all of which arrive at their own total depending on how they are worked out. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Turkey attracted 27 million foreign visitors in 2010. While this is […]

Turkey is a Top Destination with Brits Says Travelwatch

According to leading travel website Travelwatch.co.uk, Turkey is the second most searched holiday destination this year, with the available stock rising rapidly to meet the new demand. According to the firm the fact that Turkey is outside the Eurozone continues to be a major draw, because they can get more holiday for their money in […]

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