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Turkish Airports See 24% Growth in Passenger Numbers this year

The phenomenal growth in Turkish air travel has continued according to the latest reports. According to the latest data that 44.3 million passengers went through Turkish airports between January and June this year, a 23.7%growth on the same period of last year. This follows the 7.3% year on year growth...

Posted on 05 August 2010

Izmir to Become Marina Centre as Govt Attracts Higher Wealth Tourists

The 13 million euro Çeşme Marina opened this week. The marina, which we will cover in more detail in a few weeks, is already attracting massive attention from tourists and potential property buyers. The marina has a 400-boat-capacity on the sea and a 100 boat-capacity on land. The architectural design...

Posted on 03 August 2010

Tourism Growth Accelerating as Year Progresses – Turkstat

The latest release of data from Turkstat shows, not only that tourism is up this year on last year, but, more importantly that tourism revenues have increased by a substantial margin -- this is of course more important, because it has been a major aim of the authorities to attract...

Posted on 31 July 2010

Turkish Property Investment on the UpnUp

Maybe it’s just us (unlikely) but the level of material, information, national press news and opinion articles, and blog posts recommending investment in Turkish property has grown hugely in the past 12 months. Actually, no, that doesn’t do the situation justice. The level of coverage has been increasing slowly for...

Posted on 30 July 2010

Turkish Property Set to Continue Benefiting from Increased Accessibility

Turkish property is set to continue benefiting from rapidly increasing accessibility from airlines around the world. According to the well respected Anna.Aero publication, Ryanair has signalled its desire to make Turkey the focus of its next round of expansions. There has been no specifics given at this stage, but we...

Posted on 22 July 2010

Turkey Sees Strong Growth in Plastic Surgery Tourism

Turkey is making huge leaps toward in the aim of becoming one of the top destinations for plastic surgery tourism. According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Orhan Murat Özdemir, the country is now tussling to become one of the top 5 destinations for the sector in Europe, and all largely...

Posted on 20 July 2010

First Flights in and out of Gazipasa Airport – Tickets Now on Sale

The long awaited and controversial Gazipasa airport at Alanya has finally crossed the finish line of being opened; tickets are now on sale on Borajet.com for daily flights between the airport and Istanbul. The first flights into and out of the airport, as well as the likely future they signal...

Posted on 16 July 2010

Turkey Continues to Strengthen Medical Tourism Package

The 15 percent year-on-year growth for the Anadolu Medical Center announced at a press conference in Istanbul last week shows Turkey is still on track to become a hub for international health tourism. According to a spokesperson the growth can be put down to a combination of competitive prices, cutting...

Posted on 08 July 2010

Marriott Chooses Istanbul to Try New Boutique Model

International hotel Chain Marriott International has made a massive testament to Turkey's status as one of the world's leading tourism destinations, and more so to Istanbul's growing demand for luxury hotel accommodation. In 2007, Marriott announced a partnership with Ian Schrager -- credited as the man who popularised the boutique...

Posted on 11 June 2010

Turkey’s Top Hotels Gain Recognition for Excellence

Massive holiday accommodation chain Hotels.com has just compiled its top 10 of best resort hotels around the world, and two of Turkey's hotels have made the list: The Marmara in Antalya and the Cappadocia Cave Resort. Both made the list because they are feats of architectural magnificence, and have used...

Posted on 04 June 2010