The Luxury Bodrum Guide: Travel and Lifestyle in Turkey’s Upmarket Hotspot

The luxury face of Bodrum, an Aegean holiday peninsula in Turkey, is enjoying a boost in tourism popularity as American media publications tout it as this year’s must-see luxurious travel destination. Previously called Halicarnassus in history, Business Insider has labelled the port city of Bodrum, as an “under the radar” destination, but for many decades, … Continued

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Turkish Tourism Industry Hosted 39.5 Million Foreigners in 2018

The Turkish tourism industry hosted 39.5 million foreign tourists in 2018 and 6.62 million Turks living abroad, marking its most successful year to date. The numbers released by Turk Stat, the country official statistics portal showed an increase year-on-year of 21.45% from January to December. Although all months showed an increase in visitors, January and … Continued

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Istanbul’s Public Transport System Carries Record Number of Passengers in 2018

Stats released by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality reveal a record number of people used Istanbul’s public transport system in 2018. Including railways, trams, subways and buses, passenger numbers reached a staggering 1.6 billion people. 715 million passengers used subways, while buses carried 963 million passengers over 361 million kilometres, a stat that the Daily Sabah … Continued

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Turkish Promotion of Ancient Troy Site Brings in Record Visitor Numbers

Turkey’s efforts to promote the ancient city of Troy as a top tourist attraction resulted in record visitor numbers. The UNESCO site sitting in the Northern Aegean Canakkale Province hosted 531,650 visitors after Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry declared 2018 as the year of Troy. The event coincided with its 20th anniversary of being a … Continued

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Greece, Spain and Turkey’s Tourism Industries Close the Year on a High

Official government stats from Greece, Turkey and Spain report 2018 as an excellent year for their tourism industries with either an increase in visitors and/or expenditure. The bounce back following previous years when the travel market across the globe slumped because of terrorism fears is fuelling optimism for 2019. Turkish Tourism Bounces Back One country … Continued

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Turkish Tourism: A New Campaign and Hopeful Predictions for 2019

With the Turkish tourism industry finishing 2018 on an all-time high, hopeful government officials say visitor stats and revenue will continue to rise in 2019. As 2018 draws to a close, statistics predict a yearly total of 40 million visitors, but the government is already rolling out new policies and promotional campaigns to ensure next … Continued

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Turkey’s Tourism Season Ends on a High

Turkey’s tourism season ended on a high after results revealed a 23% increase in visitors’ year-on-year for the first three quarters. With October marking the last month of the official tourism time period starting in May, confident government officials say they will break yearly figures proving the travel industry of Turkey has rebounded in style. … Continued

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Istanbul’s New Airport : Leading the Way to the Future

On the 29th October 2018, a date coinciding with the Turkish Republic’s 95th anniversary, the new Istanbul Third airport held its official grand opening ceremony. Headed by Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over 5000 people including leaders from ten countries like Pakistan, Georgia and Bulgaria attended. Also, in attendance were Turkish ministers and senior officials … Continued

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Istanbul New Airport Gears Up for An Official Opening

As Istanbul New Airport gears up for its grand opening, all eyes are upon Turkey to see just what they have pulled off. Without a doubt, it is the country’s biggest and most expensive landmark ever built. Spearheading Turkey’s list of mega projects, when complete in 2023, it will be an important travel hub not … Continued

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Foreign House Sales in Turkey Double Amid Lucrative Incentives

In August 2018, foreign house sales in Turkey reached a record total of 3,866 apartments and villas. The final stats released by TURK STAT (Turkish Statistical institution) are double the number of sales for the same month in 2017, which was 1.684 units. Interest in Turkish real estate sharply increased when the lira took a … Continued

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Turkish Airlines Breaks Daily Passenger Record

Turkish Airlines have announced they broke their own record on Saturday the 18th of August by carrying 253,000 passengers on 1,547 flights to destinations all over the world. Achieving a 75% on-time departure rate, this breaks the company’s earlier record of daily passenger numbers. Part of the record was 6000 Malian pilgrims, that they transported … Continued

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Turkey is the Fastest Growing Market for Jet2’s Manchester Base

A recent report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis Group says Turkey is the fastest growing market for Jet2’s flights coming out of Manchester. Showing a 110% increase in capacity year-on-year, it has climbed the ranks of the company’s most important destinations. Coming in at fifth place behind Italy, Greece, Spain, and … Continued

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