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New Airport for Istanbul Given Green Light

Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas has given the green light for a third airport in the Silviri district to the west of Istanbul. Massive growth in traffic to both Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen has triggered a series of projects to expand the city's air-traffic capacity, the third airport being the...

Posted on 12 November 2010

Weak European Recovery and Austerity to Benefit Turkish Property and Tourism

Experts believe demand for property in Turkey will increase as Brits and Europeans continue to feel the pinch from austerity and a weaker-than-expected economic recovery. Recent news stories in Britain have highlighted low consumer confidence; with many Brits feeling less optimistic and happy about the economy now, than they did...

Posted on 19 August 2010

“Unprecedented Year” Means Bags of Cheap Holidays in Turkey

The massive confluence of circumstances this year have caused a bargain bonanza of cheap holidays in Turkey. The travel industry was expecting a turnaround this year from last as the global economy was progressing into recovery, thus they ramped up their offerings. Then we had the volcanic ash cloud, the...

Posted on 11 August 2010

H1 Data on Turkish Tourism Figures Positive

The latest data from the Turkish tourism ministry confirms that revealed by Turkstat several days ago and covered on this blog, but with some interesting facts picked out. According to the ministry while Germany continued its reign as biggest tourism market, with 1.68 million visitors in the first half of...

Posted on 10 August 2010

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