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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

Top Ten Beaches in Turkey as Named by Trip Advisor

Every year, Trip Advisor selects the best beaches in Turkey according to user reviews. Calling it the Travellers Choice Awards, they also rank these beaches among other regions including Europe and the world. Beaches are a strong lure to holidaymakers in Turkey, and beaches along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts,...

Posted on 06 March 2018

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,...

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...

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...

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