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Turkey Booming – European winter capacity down by 2.3%; UK and Spain struggling

Date: 14/11/2008Turkey Booming - European winter capacity down by 2.3%; UK and Spain struggling Analysis of airline schedule data provided to OAG for the beginning of the current winter season indicates that seat capacity at Europe’s over 600 airports is down around 2.3%. Given that load factors of AEA member...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Yacht races boost Marmaris economy

Date: 31/10/2008Yacht races boost Marmaris economy This year's record attendance at the annual yacht race in Marmaris has contributed greatly to the tourism town's economy and publicity, officials said. Yalçin Çetin, president of the Marmaris International Yacht Club, or MIYC, who organized the event, said there are 121 sailing boats...

Posted on 14 February 2011

1,700-year-old jewels uncovered in Ephesus

Date: 30/10/20081,700-year-old jewels uncovered in Ephesus A tomb featuring intricate mosaics has been found in the archaeologically rich Selçuk district of Izmir. Archaeologists uncovered 55 skeletons buried in five graves and 18 pieces of delicate 1,700-year-old golden jewelry. Austrian Archaeological Committee President Sabine Ladstatter said they found a variety of...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Belek enlists support of a golfing legend

Date: 23/10/2008Belek enlists support of a golfing legend Many argue that Turkish tourism’s future lies in golf tourism, and Antalya’s Belek, with its 14 courses, is definitely the place to lead the country. A legendary professional player agrees Belek has the potential to be among the very best of the...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Cadbury injects $1 billion in capital into Turkish economy

Date: 23/10/2008Cadbury injects $1 billion in capital into Turkish economy Cadbury plc, the owner of one of Turkey’s leading confectionery makers, is aiming to boost its production capacity by expanding its already huge Kent Gida plant -- located in the Gebze district of the northwestern province of Kocaeli -- making...

Posted on 14 February 2011

European tourists still immune to crisis

Date: 20/10/2008European tourists still immune to crisis While the economic crisis is seriously affecting the United States and European Union, luxurious cruise ships continue to bring the citizens of those countries to Izmir. Despite the economic crisis, there has been no decrease in the number of cruise tourists to Izmir....

Posted on 14 February 2011

National Bank of Greece invests USD 745 million in Turkey despite global crisis

Date: 20/10/2008National Bank of Greece invests USD 745 million in Turkey despite global crisis Despite an ongoing financial crisis in international markets, foreign interest in Turkey continues unabated, with several major purchases of Turkish concerns by Greek companies being concluded over the past week. The National Bank of Greece (NBG),...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Carphone Warehouse set to open superstores in Turkey

Date: 17/10/2008Carphone Warehouse set to open superstores in Turkey Carphone Warehouse plans to open up to 200 giant electrical superstores across Europe and Turkey over the next five years as part of its tie-up with US electrical giant Best Buy. The European venture is a result of a partnership agreement...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Convention center to change tourism in Kusadasi

Date: 17/10/2008Convention center to change tourism in Kusadasi The construction of a convention center in Kusadasi is expected to end next summer and first bookings will be made as of 2010. Kusadasi Mayor Fuat Akdogan told the Anatolian news agency the center would serve a large part of the Aegean...

Posted on 14 February 2011

New European cruise ships to visit Antalya

Date: 15/10/2008New European cruise ships to visit Antalya Director General of the port of the Mediterranean province of Antalya said that at least 120,000 European tourists would visit Antalya port every season, starting from 2010. Efe Hatay, Director General of Port Akdeniz Antalya, said Port Akdeniz Antalya recently signed an...

Posted on 14 February 2011