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Golf Tourism in Turkey Looks Forward to a Record-Breaking Year

The Turkish Golf Federation has announced that they are expecting 2018 to be a record-breaking year for golf tourism in Turkey. Stating that golfers particularly favour March, April, October and November which are outside of Turkey’s primary tourist season, they expect facilities in the Belek district of Antalya to reach...

Posted on 20 April 2018

Antalya Named as Best Value Blue Flag Beach Destination in Europe

Experts at On The Beach holiday company have been crunching numbers, and in a recent press release, they say the Antalya region of Mediterranean Turkey offers the best value for blue flag destinations in Europe. Cross-referencing, the number of blue flag beaches of which Antalya has 194, with the average...

Posted on 15 April 2018

Fun Things to Do in Antalya

Tourists love Mediterranean Turkey, a hub of sandy beaches perfect for swimming and relaxing, but the enormous range of things to do in Antalya, make it the second most popular holiday destination in the country. As experts in the hospitality industry, Antalya’s main attractions cater for everyone, young and old,...

Posted on 13 March 2018

Antalya Hosts Their First Millionaire Wedding of 2018

Continuing its international fame as a luxury event destination, Antalya has hosted their first millionaire wedding of 2018. Anadolu Agency reports the marriage with a budget of nearly 1 million USD was of the son and daughter of two prominent and wealthy Indian businessmen. With the exact location undisclosed, the...

Posted on 06 February 2018

Turkish Airlines Open 2017 Enjoys A Successful First Half

The Turkish Airlines Open 2017 will end on the 5th of November, but players and avid spectators are already raving about key events that have dominated the tournament. Despite a promising start by Irishman Padraig Harrington, he fell to 16th place on the 2nd day of the competition. Instead, professional...

Posted on 04 November 2017

World-class eco development puts Turkish resort Antalya on global jet setter map

A new community of luxury eco villas has put the Turkish resort of Antalya, the country’s largest coastal city located on the Mediterranean, firmly on the radar of wealthy international buyers looking for a state-of-the-art second home, said Spot Blue International Property in August. The 38-unit riverside community, promoted by...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Antalya Securing Prestigious Status for Luxury Living

The Antalya region of Turkey has always been an attractive destination for foreign nationalities, whether it is just for holidays or as an expat haven. It mainly achieved this by offering value for money through its budget hotels, restaurants and shops. Yet the last ten years has seen it embark...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Tourism News from Turkey – July 2017

Naturally, with July being one of the busiest tourism months in Turkey, travel news is coming out thick and fast, with many people especially keeping an eye on current developments re the laptop ban. Previously imposed on flights originating from many Middle Eastern and African countries including Turkey, the USA...

Posted on 31 July 2017

Bringing Luxury, Eco-Friendly Living to Antalya

Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey has always been a centre of excellence. However, the latest real estate project to come out of the region puts it firmly in the prestigious circle of luxury eco-friendly places to live around the world. Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the riverside development...

Posted on 18 July 2017

Turkey Kicks Off its Opera and Ballet Festivals for 2017

The opera and ballet festival season has started in Turkey, marking three prominent sets of concerts and shows that are expected to earn high admiration and sell out performances. Arts have been a focal feature of Turkish society since the formation of its republic in 1923, yet thanks to the...

Posted on 21 June 2017

Sarihacilar Village: The Rising Star of Antalya

An 800-year-old Turkish village known for its button houses and 600-year-old mosque is receiving rising interest from foreign visitors, therefore re-sparking the concept of rural tourism in the Antalya region. The province which is the second-most visited tourist destination in Turkey has suffered recently, with various issues and events keeping...

Posted on 17 June 2017

Turkey’s First Touristic Submarine takes its Maiden Dive

The Nemo Primero in Antalya that is Turkey’s first touristic submarine has made its maiden voyage to much success and media attention. The 20-meter long and 4-meter wide sub holds up to 48 people, including the crew and can dive down 35 metres for passengers to view underwater shipwrecks and...

Posted on 15 May 2017

Signs of turnaround in Turkish market after summer of unrest

Confidence is returning to Turkey’s property market after the drop-off caused by the failed July coup, said Spot Blue International Property in October, adding that house sales rose strongly in August compared to the previous month, spearheaded by Istanbul and popular tourist resorts. New figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute...

Posted on 10 October 2016

Istanbul drives sales in February, with signs of interest in Altinkum and Aydin

The number of Turkish properties purchased by foreigners surged by 15.8 per cent year-on-year in February, according to the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, foreigners bought 1,585 that month compared with 1,369 in the same month in 2015, with Istanbul attracting the largest share of...

Posted on 05 April 2016

Gulf investors drive foreign demand 3 years after Turkey’s law change

New figures reveal the extent of which Turkey’s property market was boosted by the country’s relaxing of ownership laws, with an uplift in buyers from the Gulf States especially notable. Turkish property investments by foreigners are expected to be worth $5.5billion for 2015, after figures confirmed a value of $5billion...

Posted on 04 March 2016

Turkey’s investor appeal remains strong as sales to non-Turks jump in 2015

Residential property sales to foreigners rose by 20.4 per cent in Turkey during 2015 compared to 2014, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat), whose data also showed that overall residential sales, including those to Turks, rose by 10.6 per cent year-on-year. In total, Turkey recorded 1,289,320 residential property sales...

Posted on 25 January 2016

Summer house-hunting – Brits enjoy favourable buying conditions in Eurozone and Turkey

A favourable exchange rate, signs of recovering foreign property markets and improving mortgage availability have combined to drive confidence in purchasing European real estate in 2015, said Spot Blue International Property in July. The stronger Pound means that for UK buyers the price of property in the Eurozone has fallen...

Posted on 31 July 2015

Strong tourism and FDI signal promising 2015 for Turkey

The first half of 2015 has fuelled international confidence in Turkey with its popularity growing on two fronts, namely as a tourist destination and a centre for foreign investment, according to reports out in May. The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) said last month it expects an influx of...

Posted on 02 June 2015

Turkey on course to becoming a key player in golf resort development

Turkey now offers some of the best opportunities in Europe to invest in golf property, boosted by the launch this year of an initiative to grow its share of the golf tourism market, said Spot Blue International Property in April. Integrated golf resort developments in Turkey have the second strongest...

Posted on 22 April 2015

Foreigners and finance availability driving Turkey’s market in 2015

The Turkish property market is gaining momentum in 2015, according to recent statistics that show sales in February were up a hefty 15 per cent compared to the same month in 2014, with mortgage availability driving much of this growth. Figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) reveal that...

Posted on 26 March 2015