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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

Turkey expects tourist to double

5 August 2011 - According to Ahmet Barut, chairman of TUROFED (Turkish Hoteliers Federation), Turkey is now in 8th position in the world in terms of tourism revenues. Barut said, “The number of visitors to Turkey is expected to exceed 31 million this year. We also expect an increase in tourism...

Posted on 05 August 2011

Turkish Tourism Growth Continues Unabating

According to the latest data from the Turkish tourist and statistical bodies, Turkish tourism is growing strongly this year, and the target of 30 million for this year as a whole continues to look attainable. The Turkish culture and tourism ministry has just reported that 13 million tourists visited Turkey...

Posted on 03 August 2011

Turkish Airport Traffic Strong and Growing Stronger

Anna.aero, the airport statistics collation website has just published data the performance of all European airports in 2010, as well as their growth in 2011, and the figures for several Turkish airports are nothing short of incredible. The figures for Antalya international airport stand out in particular. Some 21.99 million...

Posted on 29 July 2011

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