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Sun Express Increasing Weekly Flights to Turkey by 32% This Summer

SunExpress is increasing its weekly flights between Europe and Turkey by 32% this summer, according to a statement from the company this week. The firm, which is a subsidiary of German and Turkish airlines will run 417 flights during the summer season, which runs from March 28 to October 30...

Posted on 26 March 2010

Icmeler Villas Becoming Extremely Popular with Foreign Buyers

Icmeler Villas are becoming some of the most popular properties in Turkey. This is coming as quite a shock to many in the industry. Turkey's holiday property markets have traditionally grown fastest in areas where tourism is growing fastest -- the holiday makers of today becoming the holiday home buyers...

Posted on 04 March 2010

New Marina at Cesme to Meet Twin Aims for Turkish Tourism

Turkey is keen to muscle in on the lucrative Mediterranean yacht tourism market with the announcement of a new 400-Berth Marina at Cesme, which follows the recently opened Altinkum marina, to become the latest in what is becoming a line of new multi-million pound marinas on the countries Mediterranean coastline....

Posted on 17 February 2010

Turkey to Hit Close to 30 Million Tourists Target for 2010

Turkish tourism and culture minister Ertuğrul Günay has said that if Turkey doesn’t hit its target for 30 million tourists in 2010 it will stagger it. No of course he didn’t really say that, but he did say that Turkey will receive close to 30million tourists this year. "I think...

Posted on 07 January 2010

Turkey Tourism: 2010 to be the Year of Patara

Patara in Turkey has ranked 4th in the TripAdviser top 5 World Destinations for 2010. Patara is known around the world for its 12 mile-long beach which has been made into a national park. The coastline at Patara has been an important piece of ground since Roman and Lycian times,...

Posted on 23 December 2009

Turkish Tourism Smashing Growth Targets in 2009

Turkey received 18,694,028 visitors in the first 8 months of 2009, an increase of 1.1% on the same period last year. Heavy investment in the tourism sector, increased sophistication in its tourism brand, and the good value of the Turkish Lira for foreign visitors have all contributed to this success....

Posted on 29 October 2009

Tourism from Middle East to Turkey Part II: UAE

Turkey is becoming one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. This is understandable given the vastness of the countries cultures, benefits, climates, varied locations and differing climates — something for everyone you could say. Because of its predominantly Muslim ethnic make-up, Turkey is understandably a very popular destination with...

Posted on 16 October 2009

Tourism from Middle East to Turkey in Focus Part I: Qatar

Turkey is becoming one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. This is understandable given the vastness of the countries cultures, benefits, climates, varied locations and differing climates -- something for everyone you could say. Because of its predominantly Muslim ethnic make-up, Turkey is understandably a very popular destination with...

Posted on 09 October 2009

Turkey Property (whole Industry) Benefits from Return of British Buyers

There have been numerous signs in the past few weeks that the overseas property industry can breathe a sigh of relief; the worst seems to be over. Overseas Property Professional magazine has featured several articles quoting industry professionals reporting increased leads, and increased sales, including a surprising run on off...

Posted on 25 September 2009

American Tourism to Turkey Rising as Hotel Infrastructure Expands

We have covered on this blog, the massive rise in British tourism to Turkey, which has averaged 20% for the last few years and is expected to hit 25% this year as the strong Euro damages the traditional favourites. Tourism from America is also rising, in fact it grew 2.4%...

Posted on 22 September 2009