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Halal Tourism in Turkey Shows Fruitful Results for 2018

A report by the Daily Sabah newspaper has revealed that halal tourism in Turkey has risen in popularity to grab a 2% share of the global market that is worth 226 billion USD from an estimated 156 million Muslims that travel from all over the globe. Yet Turkey is not...

Posted on 13 June 2018

2023 Turkish Tourism Strategy Aims For 50 Million Annual Visitors

Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu has confirmed Turkey is still aiming to achieve its ambitious 2023 Turkish Tourism Strategy plan that will result in 50 million tourists descending on the country every year. This will generate annual revenue of 50 billion USD, making Turkey a leading performer on the global travel...

Posted on 29 May 2018

Medical Tourism in Turkey Boosted by Government Incentives

The Turkish government has unveiled new incentives to boost its medical tourism sector that in 2017 generated 10 billion USD in revenue and was an increase of 31% on the year before. The incentives were unveiled by Naci Agbal, the Turkish finance minister and include VAT Exemption for foreigners who...

Posted on 25 April 2018

Trip Advisor Says Istanbul is the 9th Best Destination in the World

For their 2018 Travelers Choice Awards, Trip Advisor has named Istanbul, the 9th best destination in the world. The boost to its touristic reputation will be welcomed by many travel industry experts of Turkey who are expecting 2018 to be a record year of tourism. Over the last 2 years,...

Posted on 24 March 2018

The Turkish Tourism Industry Hopes for a Successful Year

The Turkish tourism industry is looking forward to a profitable year as latest reports show European and other nationalities are flocking back to explore the country’s cities and enjoy the 7000 kilometres of coastline. Reaching its peak in 2015, the Turkish tourism industry weathered a series of disasters in recent...

Posted on 19 March 2018

2018 is the Year of Troy in Turkey

2018 is the year of Troy in Turkey and excitement is growing as the western province of Canakkale where the historic city is located, plans a series of events to celebrate its 20th year as a World UNESCO Heritage site. Declaring 2018 as the year of Troy is not only...

Posted on 17 January 2018

Turkish Tourism Bounces Back and Looks Forward to 2018

The Turkish tourism industry started 2017 with apprehension, but industry insiders are celebrating a successful comeback with high hopes for 2018. Stats revealed by the country’s official statistical organisation said in the first ten months of 2017, tourist numbers increased by 28% year-on-year, coming in at a total of 29...

Posted on 20 December 2017

Turkey’s New Tourism Strategy

After boosting their travel and tourism industries to record-breaking levels, Turkey took a knock after a series of events over the last two years kept visitors away. A disagreement with Russia severely affected the Antalya region, which has for many years, heavily relied on Russian holidaymakers. Likewise, Europeans concerned about...

Posted on 23 November 2017

Four Cities in Turkey Listed on the Top 100 Most Visited

On November the 7th, at the World Travel Market in London, Euromonitor International unveiled the top 100 most visited cities in the world and four Turkish cities; Istanbul, Antalya, Edirne and Artvin appeared on the list. Detailing the importance of their research, Euromonitor said cities are at the forefront of...

Posted on 10 November 2017

Antalya Cruise Port Project Will Open for Bids

Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is looking to tap into the cruise ship travel industry on a massive scale with a new project to accommodate world class cruise liners. The Antalya Cruise and Yacht Harbour Complex Project has received government approval to move to the next stage of...

Posted on 25 September 2017

Tourism Update from Turkey

Turkey’s tourism sector smoothly entered September having received a boost from domestic travellers. The Turkish government extended the annual public holiday for Kurban Bayram, known as the feast of sacrifice to 10 days. Experts say this encouraged more than 1 million Turks to hit the open road for extended family...

Posted on 04 September 2017

Report Reveals Brits Prefer the Mugla Region of Turkey

A recent report by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, and published in the Daily Sabah Newspaper has revealed that British people prefer the Mugla region of Turkey. Covering the southwestern coast, the stats compiled by the national news agency Anadolu, show that Brits are not only the top...

Posted on 08 August 2017

After Effects of the Recent Heatwave in Turkey

A recent heatwave in Turkey has received mixed reactions from locals and promoted a series of events previously unknown. On June the 30th, Meteorology Departments, through the country’s official press agency, warned of record temperatures and humidity levels coming in from the North African area, that would impact Greece, Bulgaria...

Posted on 03 July 2017

Turkish Tourism News for June 2017

Overall, June 2017 has been a successful month for the Turkish tourism industry that is slowly bouncing back after two years of devastating results for the country’s 6th largest industry. Much of the hype and attention was focused on Russian tourists, after the Russian consulate general in Antalya, predicted that...

Posted on 29 June 2017

A New Addition to Cave Tourism in Turkey

Even though turmoil in recent years has prompted a decrease in year-on-year visitors to the country of Turkey; tourism stats are still much higher than they were at the turn of the century. One prominent reason for this is the intense diversification, of its tourism structure to capture the attention...

Posted on 12 June 2017

Restaurants In Belek

Turkey is not only known for its attractive views, beautiful beaches and incredible property opportunities. Buying a home in Turkey gives you access to delicious and aromatic cuisine in fantastic restaurants. L’amante Restaurant retains a fantastic reputation for attentive staff and delectable food. Whilst it is sensible to make a...

Posted on 24 August 2015

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

Celebrity chef Stein to bring the taste of Turkey to Britain’s TV screens

Fans of Turkey and its colourful lifestyle will enjoy a new TV series covering Turkish food and hosted by TV chef Rick Stein, which is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC 2 next year. Turkey’s well known for its beaches, sunshine and exciting culture, and Stein’s new series will help...

Posted on 02 September 2014

Michelin-star Italian chef brings fine dining to Istanbul

Istanbul’s appeal to wealthy jet-setters and homeowners who enjoy eating out has just shot up, after Ristorante ltalia, a contemporary Italian fine dining restaurant inside Istanbul’s new Eataly, was opened by world renown chef Massimo Bottura at the end of May. Massimo Bottura is the highly regarded chef-patron of the...

Posted on 03 June 2014

Celebrated hotel chain honours Istanbul with new opening

One of the world’s most iconic hotel brands, Raffles, is coming to Istanbul, applauding the city as “a rising star of global tourism” and Turkey as “a rising star of the global economy”. Raffles Istanbul will open on 1st September 2014 in the heart of the Zorlu Center, a new...

Posted on 01 May 2014