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Top of the Props: New System Shows New Trends

As some of you may have noticed we have been doing a lot of work on the Spot Blue website, in fact we have just had the entire site rebuild to observe modern coding standards, and introduce new functionality including social media logins (and registration). Next comes a redesign, ideas...

Posted on 11 August 2011

Turkish Tourism Growth Continues Unabating

According to the latest data from the Turkish tourist and statistical bodies, Turkish tourism is growing strongly this year, and the target of 30 million for this year as a whole continues to look attainable. The Turkish culture and tourism ministry has just reported that 13 million tourists visited Turkey...

Posted on 03 August 2011

Turkish Airport Traffic Strong and Growing Stronger

Anna.aero, the airport statistics collation website has just published data the performance of all European airports in 2010, as well as their growth in 2011, and the figures for several Turkish airports are nothing short of incredible. The figures for Antalya international airport stand out in particular. Some 21.99 million...

Posted on 29 July 2011

Istanbul becoming a leading global business location

26 July 2011 - International property consultant CBRE (CB Richard Ellis) has placed Istanbul 27th in the top global business locations. Of the 280 international conglomerates reviewed, 115 have established regional headquarters or operating offices in Istanbul. Top of the location list is Hong Kong with 191 global companies located...

Posted on 26 July 2011

Turkish Property Prices Continue Strong, Steady Growth

Earlier this week we revealed that Turkey is now the fastest growing economy in the world, based on the latest data from Turkstat showing 11% year on year growth in the first quarter -- beating Argentina (9.9%) and China (9.4%) by a considerable margin. And now we can reveal that...

Posted on 16 July 2011

Turkish Unemployment Now in Single Figures

According to the latest data from Turkstat Turkish unemployment has fallen into single figures for the first time since July 2008, falling 2.1 points from April 2010 to stand at 9.9% for April 2011. The data shows that 2.6 million people were registered unemployed in April 2011, compared to 3.07...

Posted on 15 July 2011

Turkey Welcomes Influx of Wealthy Arab Tourists

We recently reported that tourism to Turkey had increased by 14.56 percent in the first five months of this year, compared to the same period in 2010 according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. However, far more significant in the larger scheme of things is the market share of...

Posted on 08 July 2011

Mugla Region Named Top Trending Region in Rightmove Search Report

According to the latest data from Rightmove the Mugla region is the most popular region in Turkey in terms of demand from foreign buyers, and is now becoming one of the hottest markets in the overseas property world. In the Rightmove Overseas Search Report for May, Mugla is shown in...

Posted on 27 June 2011

Turkish Tourism Spikes in 2011, Will they Stay or Will They Go?

Turkey welcomed 6 million visitors in the first 4 months of 2011, an astonishing 21% increase over last year. Obviously this incredible rise has been mainly attributed to the Arab Spring; the name given to a series of uprisings which have toppled governments and created warzones across the Middle East....

Posted on 10 June 2011

The Turkish Economy Continues to Soar

More good news for the Turkish economy came this week when the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) revealed a 20% year on year growth in exports in May. This follows the record exports of 11.8 billion in April, when growth was also strong (25% month on month, no year on year...

Posted on 04 June 2011