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Arab Spring Fuels Booming Tourism, Property Sales and Economy in Turkey

The Turkish economy was the fastest growing in the world in the first six months of this year, with GDP growing 8.8% in the year to end June according to the latest data from Turkstat. The Turkish statistical body also revised upwards its first quarter GDP figures, from the 11%...

Posted on 15 September 2011

Turkey is a Top Destination with Brits Says Travelwatch

According to leading travel website Travelwatch.co.uk, Turkey is the second most searched holiday destination this year, with the available stock rising rapidly to meet the new demand. According to the firm the fact that Turkey is outside the Eurozone continues to be a major draw, because they can get more...

Posted on 26 August 2011

How a Little Drink from Turkey (Izmir) Helped form the Modern World

The world is so connected nowadays, and we think we know pretty much everything about how the way of life we enjoy today emerged. I thought this, but then the other day I found out that Coffee, the drink so many of us enjoy around the world today, originated in...

Posted on 05 August 2011

Gazipasa Airport Attracts More International Flights

The work has been completed on widening the runway at Gazipasa airport according to a spokesperson for the firm. The runway is now 2000 meters long and 45 meters wide (previously 30 meters wide). As predicted by the firm on this blog last year the runway expansions -- which make...

Posted on 27 July 2011

Christiano Ronaldo Highlights Turkish Tourism Experience

[caption id="attachment_9669" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Christiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk on Blue Cruise in Bodrum"][/caption] For anyone that doesn't know, Christiano Ronaldo is currently holidaying in Turkey as a guest of Besiktas chairman Yıldırım Demiroren. Ronaldo, formerly of Manchester United and now playing for Real Madrid is one of the most...

Posted on 22 June 2011

Turkey Dominant in Trip Advisor Chart of Best Beaches

TripAdvisor has just unveiled its chart of the top 25 beaches in the world, and we are very proud to see many Turkish beaches making the grade. At number 5 we have Olu Deniz. Those who know the place will be unsurprised by everything, except maybe that it is not...

Posted on 08 April 2011

New Airport for Istanbul Given Green Light

Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas has given the green light for a third airport in the Silviri district to the west of Istanbul. Massive growth in traffic to both Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen has triggered a series of projects to expand the city's air-traffic capacity, the third airport being the...

Posted on 12 November 2010

Weak European Recovery and Austerity to Benefit Turkish Property and Tourism

Experts believe demand for property in Turkey will increase as Brits and Europeans continue to feel the pinch from austerity and a weaker-than-expected economic recovery. Recent news stories in Britain have highlighted low consumer confidence; with many Brits feeling less optimistic and happy about the economy now, than they did...

Posted on 19 August 2010

“Unprecedented Year” Means Bags of Cheap Holidays in Turkey

The massive confluence of circumstances this year have caused a bargain bonanza of cheap holidays in Turkey. The travel industry was expecting a turnaround this year from last as the global economy was progressing into recovery, thus they ramped up their offerings. Then we had the volcanic ash cloud, the...

Posted on 11 August 2010

First Flights in and out of Gazipasa Airport – Tickets Now on Sale

The long awaited and controversial Gazipasa airport at Alanya has finally crossed the finish line of being opened; tickets are now on sale on Borajet.com for daily flights between the airport and Istanbul. The first flights into and out of the airport, as well as the likely future they signal...

Posted on 16 July 2010