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Turkish Hotel Industry Enjoying Nearly Full Occupancy Rates

The Turkish hotel industry is reporting a successful first half to 2018, with occupancy rates nearly reaching full capacity for the height of the summer season. Both domestic and international visitors are contributing towards the bounce back following 3 years of low bookings amid security fears. International visitors have risen...

Posted on 17 July 2018

What You Need to Know About Turkish Mortgages for Foreigners

Recent reports say foreign buyers of Turkish property are on the up, with more than 22,000 purchases made in 2017. This is no surprise because Turkey offers some of the best prices in the Aegean and Mediterranean, to accompany the idyllic dream of a life in the sun. While most...

Posted on 14 July 2018

Turkey is the Fastest Growing Market for Jet2’s Manchester Base

A recent report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis Group says Turkey is the fastest growing market for Jet2’s flights coming out of Manchester. Showing a 110% increase in capacity year-on-year, it has climbed the ranks of the company’s most important destinations. Coming in at fifth place...

Posted on 12 July 2018

Dalaman Airport Opens New Terminal For Summer 2018

On the 5th of July, Dalaman Airport opened their new terminal proving their importance as a crucial transport hub for tourism on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Serving the resorts of Fethiye, and Marmaris, the estimated cost of Dalaman’s new terminal is reported to be 250 million euros. An update...

Posted on 06 July 2018

Gobekli Tepe Added to UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Gobekli Tepe, an ancient temple of immense importance has joined the ranks of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Added on July the 1st, to much celebration of archaeologists, this takes the total amount of approved sites in Turkey to 18, while 77 are still on the tentative list. As well as...

Posted on 02 July 2018

Expert Tips for Buying a Luxury Home in Turkey

When it comes to investing in real estate, knowing industry insiders tips for buying a luxury home in Turkey can make a significant difference to your portfolio. Over the last twenty years, as the country has boosted their middle-class population, the definition of luxury overall, whether it be property, food,...

Posted on 29 June 2018

5 Reasons to Buy Property in Antalya

Anyone looking to buy property in Antalya is on the right track. The vast region including the main city centre and smaller coastal resorts like Belek, Alanya and Side shows much potential for the future. Out of all the places forging ahead in the Turkish real estate market, Antalya has...

Posted on 25 June 2018

Why Luxury Real Estate in Bodrum is Really About a Lifestyle

Speak to locals about luxury real estate in Bodrum and most will probably say, it is all about price. “You get what you pay for” is an age old saying. Yet in this current property market, the word “luxury” covers a wide range of features, from smart home technology to...

Posted on 22 June 2018

How the Yalikavak Property Market Became a Savvy Investment

Without a doubt, the Yalikavak property market has risen the ranks to become a star performer of Turkish real estate. Sitting on the Bodrum peninsula of Aegean Turkey, the transformation from small, rustic village to an exclusive destination for luxury homes may seem like it happened overnight, although, in reality,...

Posted on 20 June 2018

Turkey EU Business Relationships Continue to Thrive

Stats released by the national news agency Anadolu reveal Turkey EU exports rose 21.5% in the first quarter of 2018. The top three countries receiving exports were Germany, Italy, and the UK. This follows another report released in March 2018, that said last year, Turkey exported €69.7 billion worth of...

Posted on 15 June 2018

Halal Tourism in Turkey Shows Fruitful Results for 2018

A report by the Daily Sabah newspaper has revealed that halal tourism in Turkey has risen in popularity to grab a 2% share of the global market that is worth 226 billion USD from an estimated 156 million Muslims that travel from all over the globe. Yet Turkey is not...

Posted on 13 June 2018

High Hopes for Turkey’s Euro 2024 Bid

Turkey has submitted their application to host the UEFA 2024 Euro Football Tournament, and hopes are running high after the only other bid came from Germany. Reducing the competition to be the host country, the Estonian, Danish and Netherlands football association dropped their applications. The UEFA European Championship is the...

Posted on 11 June 2018

New London to Bodrum Flight with Turkish Airlines

To cope with the resurgence of interest in Turkey by British holidaymakers, Turkish Airlines has launched a new Gatwick to Bodrum route. The country, after suffering a downturn in tourism for the last three years has rebounded in 2018 to be in top demand. Holidaymakers are also finding themselves at...

Posted on 08 June 2018

2023 Turkish Tourism Strategy Aims For 50 Million Annual Visitors

Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu has confirmed Turkey is still aiming to achieve its ambitious 2023 Turkish Tourism Strategy plan that will result in 50 million tourists descending on the country every year. This will generate annual revenue of 50 billion USD, making Turkey a leading performer on the global travel...

Posted on 29 May 2018

Esenyurt Property Market of Istanbul Emerges as Popular Destination

In 2008, due to the growing population, the 4800-hectare area of Esenyurt, broke away from neighbouring Buyukcekmece to become a certified district of Istanbul in itself. Neighboured by Avcilar, Buyukcekmece, Beylikduzu, and the northern region of Arnavutkoy, real estate investors were buying Esenyurt property in previously undocumented numbers. Of course,...

Posted on 24 May 2018

Six Reasons to Buy Property in Kusadasi

Anyone thinking of buying property in Kusadasi is really investing into the larger Turkish real estate sector which has for many years and still is making a roaring trade from foreigners. The industry is blatantly different from pre-2000 when buying Turkish property as a foreigner was hard, haphazard and not...

Posted on 18 May 2018

Why Buyers Like the Beylikduzu Property Market

Without a doubt, Istanbul is the most active real estate market in Turkey, but one district is gaining more fame and attention than others. The Beylikduzu property market, sitting west from the Bosphorus straits has received praise from many local and international real estate sectors for its excellence in urban...

Posted on 12 May 2018

The Best Things to do In Kusadasi

Whether you are on holiday, or a local resident, there is an impressive range of things to do in Kusadasi that keeps everyone entertained, no matter what your age is. The Aegean coastal resort of Turkey really does deliver when it comes to historical, family, cultural and fun activities. The...

Posted on 06 May 2018

5 Istanbul Neighbourhoods for Property Buyers

Without a doubt, the large and bustling city of Istanbul rules the Turkish property market. The metropolis that in 2014 was the world’s sixth most visited destination demands respect and admiration as a central hub of business, economy, finance, education and tourism. So naturally, given the hype and business importance,...

Posted on 01 May 2018

Medical Tourism in Turkey Boosted by Government Incentives

The Turkish government has unveiled new incentives to boost its medical tourism sector that in 2017 generated 10 billion USD in revenue and was an increase of 31% on the year before. The incentives were unveiled by Naci Agbal, the Turkish finance minister and include VAT Exemption for foreigners who...

Posted on 25 April 2018