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Tourism to Turkey just keeps growing

29 July 2011 - Recently released statistics from Turkstat (Turkish Statistical Institute) shows Turkey’s revenue from tourism has increased by nearly 18 percent in the second quarter of 2011 compared with 2010. Turkey’s tourism plays an important part in the economic growth of the country and reached over 5 Billion USD...

Posted on 29 July 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

Turkey gets an energy boost

22 July 2011 - Launching the Kavaklidere Ornekkoy geothermal field north west of Izmir in Western Turkey, Mr Taner Yildiz, the new Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, said “Turkey’s energy production from geothermal resources currently stands at 95 MW”, “There are ongoing investments in 11 fields for electricity production,...

Posted on 22 July 2011

Turkey’s Antalya Airport flying high

21 July 2011 - Antalya Airport on Turkey’s southern coast has been voted the “Best Airport in Europe in the 10-25 million passenger” category. Airports Council International (Europe) which represents 400 airports in 46 countries judges this award in a variety of categories including efficiency, structural and commercial development, quality...

Posted on 21 July 2011

Turkey Welcomes Influx of Wealthy Arab Tourists

We recently reported that tourism to Turkey had increased by 14.56 percent in the first five months of this year, compared to the same period in 2010 according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. However, far more significant in the larger scheme of things is the market share of...

Posted on 08 July 2011

Tourism Ministry Reveals Strong Growth in 2011 Tourism

According to the latest data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Turkey welcomed 9 million visitors in the first 5 months of 2011, a 15% growth on the same period last year. The news comes about 1 month after the Ministry revealed the 6 million visitors in the first 4...

Posted on 30 June 2011

Turkish Tourism Growing Strongly in 2011

In the first quarter of 2011 Turkey received 4.4 million tourists, an increase of 18.9% on the 3.7 million visitors received in the first quarter of 2010 according to the latest data from Turkstat. The strongest increase was recorded in March this year, the 1.8 million visitors a growth of...

Posted on 24 June 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

Holiday in Antalya Cheaper than Torquay for Brits

For a long time many people have doubted whether staying in the UK for a beach holiday was still cheaper than going abroad, with the advent of budget airlines etc. Well, we now have definitive and irrefutable evidence that holidaying in Antalya in Turkey is cheaper for Britain's than a...

Posted on 11 June 2011

Turkish Tourism Spikes in 2011, Will they Stay or Will They Go?

Turkey welcomed 6 million visitors in the first 4 months of 2011, an astonishing 21% increase over last year. Obviously this incredible rise has been mainly attributed to the Arab Spring; the name given to a series of uprisings which have toppled governments and created warzones across the Middle East....

Posted on 10 June 2011