Posted on 23 September 2011
The continued popularity of Dalaman has been testified to again by Easyjet, which has just announced a new route from Edinburgh to Dalaman starting from next April, which is one of 5 new routes by the airline. This will come as good news to those in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
In 2008 a survey by the Association of British Travel Agents revealed that Dalaman was the most popular place to holiday for Brits, although on a country-basis Spain had far more destinations in the top 10 than Turkey and still beat it overall. But none the less it was significant that Turkish Dalaman had knocked Spain out of the top spot for the first time in years. At the time ABTA said yes, Spain is still on top but it is frozen at 11 million visitors per year, while British tourism to Turkey is growing by 20-25 percent per year.
This continued popularity with tourists, and especially British tourists also makes Dalaman one of the top spots in Turkey for foreigners to purchase property. Dalaman is within day-trip distance of both Fethiye and Olu Deniz, so tourists and property buyers who love any of these three spots will often buy in Dalaman because of the airport.
According to recent data from Rightmove, the region of Mugla in Turkey, in which Dalaman lies, is one of the fastest growing top trending searches. A region is given top-trending status when it has more than 100 searches per day, so because of its prominent position in this ranking we can assume that Mugla gets well more than 100 searches per day, and that more than a fair share of those searches will be for property in Dalaman.