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Turkish Airlines Increase Arabian Flights

Another week another new Turkey flight to widen the country's already impressive accessibility to tourists and property buyers from around the world. This week we have new flights from Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul. One is a thrice-weekly route between Istanbul and Lviv in Ukraine, and the other is a 4-times...

Posted on 25 October 2012

Arabs Flocking to Turkey and Spending Heavily

Not a year since the last report of record Arab tourism into Turkey we have another bumper report to share. According to the latest reports, the number of Arab tourists entering Turkey increased by 71% in the first six months of this year compared to the previous year. The rise...

Posted on 07 September 2012

Turkey Now 6th Top Tourism Destination in the World

Earlier this year we reported that Turkey had finally crossed the 30 million visitor threshold in 2011, a target set for 2010 during the boom years. But that wasn't the only great tourism achievement for Turkey last year. According to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization,...

Posted on 28 June 2012

Turkey’s Burgeoning Health Tourism Industry Reaches New Heights

Around 130,000 people visit Turkey every year to receive healthcare, and Turkey is well on its way to becoming an important health tourism destination. Another 250,000 visit the country for thermal tourism, as well as rehabilitation services and services for the elderly. Burgeoning tourism sectors include retirement homes and communities,...

Posted on 01 June 2012

Tourism Ministry Reports Strong Growth in Arab Visitor Numbers

The Arab invasion has begun. Kidding of course, but according to a new report from the Turkish ministry for culture and tourism the number of Arab tourists has grown rapidly this year. The ministry reports that visitors from qatar in the first four months of the year doubled compared to...

Posted on 18 May 2012

EU Visitors Have Tripled Since 2000

The number of EU tourists travelling to Turkey has almost tripled in the last 10 years according to new data. During a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Turkish tourism minister Ertrugul Gunay said that visitors from the EU “counted only 6.5 million in 2000 and are now 18...

Posted on 11 May 2012

A Week of Tourism Events and Controversy

This week was a week of big tourism events in Turkey, events which brought a new realisation on tourism income growth in Turkey. The Turkey Tourism Summit in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre ICEC made the headlines for a rather controversial reason. Hurriyet headline: "Minister blames statistics body for...

Posted on 10 February 2012

Hilton set to increase its number of hotels in Turkey again

Istanbul, 8 February 2012 - The Hilton hotel group has announced plans to open 13 new hotels in Turkey taking its Hilton branded hotels in Turkey to 33. Making the announcement at the Central Asia and Turkey Hotel Investment Conference, Didier Martin, the Vice President Operations Eastern Europe Israel, Russia...

Posted on 09 February 2012

Turkey’s tourism income up by 10 percent

Istanbul, 31 January 2012 - According to Turkish Statistical Institute Turkey’s tourism income rose by over 10 percent in 2011 (from 2010) reaching 23 billion USD. The UN World Tourism Organization ranks Turkey seventh in the world for the most visited destination. With the number of visitors to Turkey increasing...

Posted on 31 January 2012

Foreign visitors flock to Istanbul

6 January 2012, Istanbul - In 2011 Turkey received over 30 million visitors making it the 7th most popular destination in the world. Of this 30 million 8 million people visited the stunning city of Istanbul according its Culture and Tourism department number. This number shows an increase of over...

Posted on 06 January 2012