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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

Why two Istanbul districts have the wow factor in the Middle East

Two districts on Istanbul’s European side, namely Bahcesehir and Belikduzu, have become hot spots for Gulf investors purchasing second homes in 2014, said Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property in October. Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International Property, commented: “A large proportion of our clients today are from...

Posted on 23 October 2014

Turkish Airlines sees rise in passengers, and gets digital!

National carrier Turkish Airlines, the world’s fourth largest in terms of destinations, recorded a 14.3 per cent year-on-year hike in the number of passengers it has carried in 2014 to the end of September.According to recent figures, Turkish Airlines passenger numbers reached 41.4 million by the end of September this...

Posted on 14 October 2014

New air routes connecting Istanbul with the Gulf and Ukraine

Turkey can look forward to another air link with the Gulf, following the launch on October 2 of a new service between Kuwait and Istanbul.The route will be operated by Gulf Air and run twice a week. Gulf Air already offers a service between Istanbul and Bahrain.“This affords our Kuwait-based...

Posted on 30 September 2014

Why today’s Istanbul is attractive to non-resident Turkish and Arab investors

Turks and Middle Eastern citizens based around the world, including the Americas, who are looking for global investment opportunities could be missing out by not considering modern-day Istanbul and wider Turkey, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in September. “In the USA alone there are an estimated 500,000...

Posted on 26 September 2014

Istanbul’s commercial property sector remains attractive in 2014

Long-term economic growth prospects in Turkey have been described as ‘bright’ by international property consultancy Cushman Wakefield, which added that the Turkish economy is expected to accelerate in 2015 after a slower 2014.In a recent report on the first half of 2014, Cushman Wakefield also stated that the confidence and...

Posted on 16 September 2014

Istanbul developer commends UK agency Spot Blue and forecasts strong growth in Turkey

Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property has been praised as a key route to market by a developer in Istanbul, whose target markets include the Middle East, Europe and the UK and who believes the Turkish property market is entering another decade of strong growth under its new president....

Posted on 12 September 2014

The sky’s the limit for developing Istanbul and its impressive skyline

Modern-day Istanbul is gaining a name for its growing skyscrapers, following the release of an independent index that ranks the city as the world’s 22nd most visually impactful skyline. The latest Skyline Ranking by research website Emporis also shows that Istanbul has Europe’s second most impressive skyline, after Moscow, which...

Posted on 12 September 2014

Turkey ups its game as a world-class golfing destination in 2014

Turkey’s campaign to become a global golf destination has gained momentum during 2014, with the golfing resort of Belek hosting a series of international tournaments and Turkey being ranked the fifth most important destination for golf tourism by the IAGTO, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in August....

Posted on 28 August 2014

Demand continues to put upward pressure on Istanbul rents and property prices

Rents in Istanbul have risen by 42 per cent in districts close to the city’s Ataturk Airport, according to recent reports in the Turkish press, which also state property prices there are recording double digit growth per annum. Apartments in Istanbul are said to be in high demand as the...

Posted on 22 July 2014