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Turkey expects increase in tourism for 2009

Date: 14/10/2008Turkey expects increase in tourism for 2009 Despite a global economic crisis, there is no decrease in hotel reservations for 2009, says culture and tourism minister Turkey's tourism industry can overcome the effects of the global economic crisis if it offers reasonable prices and a well-organized promotion policy, the...

Posted on 14 February 2011

“Use caution when buying property in Turkey” says report

Date: 14/10/2008“Use caution when buying property in Turkey” says report The number of foreigners purchasing property in Turkey has boomed in recent years thanks to attractive pricing in the housing market, especially in southern parts of the country, which have an excellent climate. A report issued by the Land Registry...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Easyjet launches new Gatwick-Istanbul route in December

Date: 13/10/2008Easyjet launches new Gatwick-Istanbul route in December Easyjet will launch daily flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul this winter, complementing its existing service from Luton airport to the Turkish city. Flights start on December 12, with the outbound leg departing Gatwick at 0745, arriving into Istanbul at 1335. The...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Singapore Airlines adds new flights to Istanbul

Date: 13/10/2008Singapore Airlines adds new flights to Istanbul The new flights depart Singapore on Mondays and Fridays making the Singapore-Dubai-Istanbul route daily except Wednesdays. Travel Weekly - 25 September 2008

Posted on 14 February 2011

Is Santa Claus in demand ? More than 400,000 visit Church of St Nicholas

Date: 10/10/2008Is Santa Claus in demand ? More than 400,000 visit Church of St Nicholas Pilgrims and tourists alike come to the Church of St. Nicholas in the Mediterranean coastal town of Demre to pay homage to a protector of children and sailors, who has also taken his place in...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Çiragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul among best in world

Date: 10/10/2008Çiragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul among best in world Readers of prominent travel magazine Conde Naste have selected the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul as the sixth-best hotel in Europe, west Asia and Russia, with 89.25 points. This brings it ahead of many of its rivals in Paris, Milan and Barcelona....

Posted on 14 February 2011

Turkish Airlines still growing at 15%

Date: 01/10/2008Turkish Airlines still growing at 15% Europe’s politicians may still be arguing over whether Turkey should one day be invited to join the EU, but the country’s national airline is putting most of Europe’s flag-carriers to shame by expanding rapidly and profitably. According to Airline Weekly the carrier had...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Future of Europe passes through Turkey

Date: 30/09/2008Future of Europe passes through Turkey Michel Rocard, former French prime minister (1988-1991) and now a member of the European Parliament, strongly defends the case for Turkey's membership in his new book "Oui a la Turquie" (Yes to Turkey), published at the beginning of September. To him, Turkey is...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Investment in Turkey by recommended European Bank for Reconstruction Development

Date: 30/09/2008Investment in Turkey by recommended European Bank for Reconstruction Development The directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development yesterday recommended that the bank should start investing in Turkey, a move which would mark the institution's first operation outside former communist countries. The board of directors, which received...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Emerging oppurtunities

Date: 30/09/2008Emerging oppurtunities Financial Times Q&A session with Dr Mark Mobius The financial storm of the past year has cast doubt on a number of theories concerning the soaring success of emerging markets. Most notable was the decoupling theory, which suggested that many emerging markets had sufficiently developed domestic economies...

Posted on 14 February 2011