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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

Turkey Tourism: 2010 to be the Year of Patara

Patara in Turkey has ranked 4th in the TripAdviser top 5 World Destinations for 2010. Patara is known around the world for its 12 mile-long beach which has been made into a national park. The coastline at Patara has been an important piece of ground since Roman and Lycian times,...

Posted on 23 December 2009

Turkish Air Traffic Growing throughout 09, Accelerating in Second Half

The Turkish airline industry has continued to see significant growth this year, with growth in traffic at all Turkey's main airports. New reports from several organisations and individual airports point to growth in both domestic and international traffic through Turkish airports this year – of up to 40% in some...

Posted on 22 November 2009

The Future is Bright for Turkish Property

The future is bright for Turkish property, according to the consensus of opinion. It is hard to find a report that forecasts anything but continually increasing demand for holiday lets as tourism rises, and solid capital growth in the next few years. A recent article in Country Life, one of...

Posted on 14 November 2009

Turkey and Syria Cooperation on Tourism to generate Massive Growth in Syrian Tourism

Turkey's tourism growth has been among the most impressive in the world over the last few years. In fact it has been so impressive that Syria's tourist board has sought the help of their Turkish counterparts in marketing Syria to the world's tourists. Before 2000 Syria and Turkey did not...

Posted on 05 November 2009