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Luxury Halal Tourism Attracts Jet Setting Muslims in Record Numbers

Jet-setting Muslims are driving a new trend for luxury halal holidays like skiing and cruising, and Turkey, one of the top preferred countries is set to cash in. Ufuk Secgin, CMO of halalbooking.com, the number one travel website for Muslims made the comments published in the Arabian Business Magazine. Reflecting...

Posted on 09 October 2018

Regions of Turkey: Seven Geographical Areas Showcasing its Diversity

Whether you plan to just travel, or buy property and live here, the seven geographical regions of Turkey are a perfect introduction to the country’s diversity. The world stereotypes the country, yet it cannot be labelled, nor packaged into a tidy cliché, and for good reasons. A quick look at...

Posted on 05 September 2018

Turkish Lira Crisis Boosts Foreign Tourism to All-Time High

Over 2018 as the Turkish lira edged into an official economic crisis, many wondered how this would affect business in Turkey, but one sector gaining from the disaster is foreign tourism. Since January 2018, the lira has depreciated by a staggering 46%, and in August briefly touched 9 lira to...

Posted on 02 September 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

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

Famous Things in Turkey

Part of the enjoyment of visiting Turkey for the first time is the quirky facts and figures that make up this absolutely diverse country. Including history, food, science, produce, exports and many other aspects of society, people enjoy learning about the things that Turkey is famous for. From the weird...

Posted on 31 August 2017

5 Places in Turkey Worth Visiting

Turkey, the 37th largest country in the world and a land mass that has hosted many civilisations throughout history delights every visitor, time and time again. Of course, the culture and food play a large part in this, but the vast range of places to visit in Turkey offers everyone...

Posted on 29 July 2017

Guide to Visiting Turkey in Winter

From May to October, airports, hotels, bars and restaurants around Turkey are in full flow as the official tourism season kicks into action. This is when travel agencies ramp up their marketing and adverts displaying the pleasures of summer living in the country. This isn’t to say though, that the...

Posted on 22 July 2017

14 Things to Know Before Visiting Turkey

It seems like a lifetime since we naively set foot on Turkish soil for the first time. In those days, our only information source was Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, because the internet was in its infancy. Despite all its useful information, nothing could have prepared us for the momentous event,...

Posted on 11 July 2017

The Most Popular Coastal Holiday Resorts in Turkey

Turkey thrives as a tourist and expat destination, mainly because of the masses of coastal holiday resorts attracting beach lovers and expats seeking a life in the sun. Only a small area of the country is landlocked and the north, west and part of the south together have 5,000 miles...

Posted on 07 July 2017

The Mediterranean Coast of Turkey Travel Guide

Forming the main bulk of the Turkish Riviera, the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is a delightful collection of small villages, quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities. Backed in parts of the scenic Taurus mountains, the sandy beaches stretching for miles, are some of the most beautiful in the whole country. Indeed,...

Posted on 27 June 2017

The Best Holiday Towns of Mediterranean Turkey

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast covers most of the southern side of the country. Starting from the bustling city resort of Marmaris and heading eastwards to the Antalya region, potential holidaymakers have a variety of destinations and places to choose from. The holiday towns of Mediterranean Turkey lure many nationalities including...

Posted on 25 June 2017

Things to do in Mediterranean Turkey

Mediterranean Turkey, a large gathering of holiday resorts, cities and towns covers the southern Turquoise Coast of the country. Anyone choosing to holiday there will not be disappointed for many reasons. It has some of the best beaches, an ideal weather climate and a mass range of things to do,...

Posted on 23 June 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

Iztuzu Beach Turtles of Dalyan Start Their Nesting Season

The famous Iztuzu beach turtles of Dalyan have returned to one of their favourite nesting places in Mediterranean Turkey marking the beginning of the breeding season for 2017. Also known as the endangered Caretta Caretta or loggerheads turtles, the nearby hospital and sanctuary, DEKAMER kicked into action to aid their...

Posted on 10 May 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

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 gains two more World Heritage Sites

Turkey’s rich culture has been recognised at the latest UNESCO World Heritage Session, after the country was granted two new World Heritage Sites bringing its total number to 13. The first new Site in Turkey is the Birth of the Ottoman Empire at Bursa and Cumalıkızık in the southern Marmara...

Posted on 24 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...

Posted on 13 May 2014