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The Alanya Gazipasa Airport: What’s the Story?

Many of you will have heard that the Gazipasa Airport, the closest airport to the Alanya hotspot, is to welcome its first international flight on the 22nd of May. This will be an important milestone in the history of the airport, which was first built in 2001. The flight will...

Posted on 13 April 2010

Didim Marina One Year On, Well… Nearly

In April last year the Didim Marina opened, the largest marina on the Aegean and a spectacular addition to the Didim tourism package. Didim marina, which covers 287,000 square metres of land and god only knows how much sea, is part of the Turkish tourism ministries strategy of trying to...

Posted on 24 March 2010

Antalya Visitor Numbers All Time High in January and February

Antalya tourism set new records in January and February this year, according to new figures released by the region’s department for culture and tourism. Some 311,995 tourists came to Antalya by plane during January and February, said Antalya Culture and Tourism Director İbrahim Acar. February was the biggest month with...

Posted on 05 March 2010

Altinkum Property Set to Be Big Star in 2010

All the signs point to Altinkum property being one of the biggest sellers with foreign buyers of Turkish property in 2010 – especially Brits. According to recent data some 80% of the 67,000+ tourists received by Altinkum last year were British. As we all know, a place which is popular...

Posted on 19 February 2010

New Marina at Cesme to Meet Twin Aims for Turkish Tourism

Turkey is keen to muscle in on the lucrative Mediterranean yacht tourism market with the announcement of a new 400-Berth Marina at Cesme, which follows the recently opened Altinkum marina, to become the latest in what is becoming a line of new multi-million pound marinas on the countries Mediterranean coastline....

Posted on 17 February 2010

Turkey Visa-Free Agreements to Boost Tourism

In the last fortnight Turkey has taken two very significant steps to increase tourism to the country. Citizens from both Lebanon and Albanian can now travel visa-free to and from Turkey, and vice-versa for Turkish citizens. Albanian's can now stay up to 90 days in Turkey without the need for...

Posted on 11 February 2010

Turkish Airlines Posts Exceptional Growth in 2009 Passenger Numbers

Turkish Airlines, Turkey's flagship carrier saw passenger volumes grow in 2009, making it one of a only a few airlines to see growth in what will surely be known as one of the most difficult years for international aviation since the advent of the budget carrier. Not only that, but...

Posted on 04 February 2010

Hilton to Open 15 New Hotels in Turkey

In one of the biggest testaments to the potential for growth in Turkish tourism to date; Hilton Hotels has announced that it will open 15 new hotels in Turkey. Hilton already has 9 hotels in Turkey, having been the first international hotel chain to invest in Turkey over 55 years...

Posted on 15 January 2010

Turkey to Hit Close to 30 Million Tourists Target for 2010

Turkish tourism and culture minister Ertuğrul Günay has said that if Turkey doesn’t hit its target for 30 million tourists in 2010 it will stagger it. No of course he didn’t really say that, but he did say that Turkey will receive close to 30million tourists this year. "I think...

Posted on 07 January 2010

Turkey Embraced by West – Revered by East… Best of Both Worlds?

Turkey is proudly taking its place as one of the key markets in the world we are all rebuilding after the catastrophic crash of the last 18 months. Today it officially launched its bid to host Euro 2016, where it will compete with the likes of France and Italy to...

Posted on 24 December 2009