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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

The Turkish Food and Drink Starter Guide

We have many travel tips for first-time visitors to Turkey and the first is to delve into the cultural side of Turkish food and drink. The national cuisine of Turkey and its beverages never fails to amaze and delight with its intense diversity of flavours and ingredients. Vegetarians will be...

Posted on 09 June 2017

The Best Places to Visit in Aegean Turkey

The Aegean part of Turkey covers the western coastline and includes some inland areas. With an entirely different geographical landscape to its Mediterranean counterpart, it also differs in regional cuisine, traditions, weather climate and of course, the variety of places to visit. Attractions of Aegean Turkey are plentiful and not...

Posted on 06 May 2017

Istanbul a tourism priority in 2015, as more foreigners visit Turkey

Promoting Istanbul as a city destination and a place to do business and exhibit are priorities for Turkey in 2015, said the Turkish Culture and Information Office at the World Travel Market in November. Turkey plans to capitalise on Istanbul’s being named the world's top destination in the 2014 TripAdvisor...

Posted on 10 November 2014

Russians spearheading tourism growth in booming Antalya in 2014

The city and province of Antalya is proving an ever-growing hit with foreign tourists, but in particular Russians, after new figures showed an increase in the number of tourists there during the first seven months of 2014 compared to last year.According to the Antalya Culture and Tourism Provincial Directorate, between...

Posted on 05 August 2014

“Sea views and a fantastic lifestyle every day” – Turkey’s charm wins over another British expat

Waking up to sunshine and sparkling sea views is now a daily treat for Sara Chandler from Essex, who has recently relocated to her apartment on a 5-star complex in Turkey, after successfully purchasing it through property agency Spot Blue International Property.Ms Chandler bought her two-bedroom apartment, located in Tuzla...

Posted on 18 July 2014

Istanbul attracts world’s 7th highest number of international travellers

Istanbul is among the 10 most popular cities in the world, according to Mastercard’s 2014 Global Destination Cities Index, which ranks the world’s most travelled cities by international overnight visitors.The iconic Turkish city came seventh out of 132 cities assessed in the Index, with an estimated 11.6 million visitors during...

Posted on 16 July 2014

Turkey’s ‘Saint Tropez’ – 5 reasons holiday homeowners can count on Kalkan

Carefully controlled development, improving infrastructure and a growing celebrity following are fuelling interest in the upmarket Turkish resort of Kalkan, known as the ‘Saint Tropez’ of Turkey, said property agency Spot Blue International Property in June. Last winter, the cobbled streets of Kalkan’s Old Town were completely restored in keeping...

Posted on 27 June 2014

Survey confirms Turkey as best value for money holiday destination

It’s no secret that Turkey can match any other holiday destination for sunshine, fun, beaches and culture, but according to a recent survey by the UK Post Office, it’s actually a cut above anywhere else when it comes to value for money.With an 87 per cent positive rating, Turkey topped...

Posted on 13 May 2014

Turkey’s Antalya booms as tourist destination, while more Turks start to travel abroad

The city of Antalya on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast welcomed 12 million visitors in 2013, the highest number ever recorded anywhere in Turkey, according to the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.Tourist numbers from Russia, China and Germany were especially high last year in Antalya, where the Turkish government has...

Posted on 22 January 2014