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Medical Tourism in Turkey Boosted by Government Incentives

The Turkish government has unveiled new incentives to boost its medical tourism sector that in 2017 generated 10 billion USD in revenue and was an increase of 31% on the year before. The incentives were unveiled by Naci Agbal, the Turkish finance minister and include VAT Exemption for foreigners who...

Posted on 25 April 2018

Golf Tourism in Turkey Looks Forward to a Record-Breaking Year

The Turkish Golf Federation has announced that they are expecting 2018 to be a record-breaking year for golf tourism in Turkey. Stating that golfers particularly favour March, April, October and November which are outside of Turkey’s primary tourist season, they expect facilities in the Belek district of Antalya to reach...

Posted on 20 April 2018

Antalya Named as Best Value Blue Flag Beach Destination in Europe

Experts at On The Beach holiday company have been crunching numbers, and in a recent press release, they say the Antalya region of Mediterranean Turkey offers the best value for blue flag destinations in Europe. Cross-referencing, the number of blue flag beaches of which Antalya has 194, with the average...

Posted on 15 April 2018

Turkey Moves to Reduce Account Deficit with Investor Package

Turkey has released an investor program worth a staggering USD 33 billion to lessen its current account deficit that in January totalled nearly $7.1 B. The program aims to do this by lowering imports and increasing exports. 19 companies across various industries including agriculture, electronics, health and automotive qualify for...

Posted on 12 April 2018

Turkey’s Air Traffic Statistics Achieving Record-Breaking Numbers

A recent press release by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority shows Turkey’s air traffic statistics for January to March of 2018 increased 21.5% year on year. During these months, 43 million people used airports in Turkey as their preferred method of travel. However, optimism is high that these...

Posted on 08 April 2018

Turkish Investment Laws Amended to Ease Business Procedures

An announcement in March 2018 by ISPAT (Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey) confirmed recent amendments to Turkish investment laws, aimed at reducing red tape and centralising processes into one database. They added entrepreneurs have welcomed the new regulations because they reflect a reduction in expenses. Turkish Investment Laws...

Posted on 04 April 2018

5 Reasons Why Expats Like Living in Kusadasi

For hundreds of expats living in Kusadasi, life is exactly how they imagined it should be. Enjoying a laidback, beachside ambience, they also tap into glorious weather and embrace the Turkish dream. Belonging to Aegean Turkey, Kusadasi is one of the lesser talked about expat resorts, yet it keeps a...

Posted on 01 April 2018

A Rise in Cruise Ship Tourism in Turkey

Part of Turkey’s tourism plan that boosted it into the ranks of top visited destinations in the world was to diversify tourism niches to generate a year-round income in all sectors. This included cruise ship tourism that was until 2016, an ever-growing industry. Terrorist attacks, as well as a failed...

Posted on 29 March 2018

Trip Advisor Says Istanbul is the 9th Best Destination in the World

For their 2018 Travelers Choice Awards, Trip Advisor has named Istanbul, the 9th best destination in the world. The boost to its touristic reputation will be welcomed by many travel industry experts of Turkey who are expecting 2018 to be a record year of tourism. Over the last 2 years,...

Posted on 24 March 2018

Bitcoin reaches resort of Kusadasi as Turkish market embraces cryptocurrencies

Turkey is emerging as an unexpected champion of cryptocurrencies with its real estate market proving especially receptive to blockchain-based transactions, said Spot Blue International Property in March, adding it is one of the first Turkish property agencies to make property in the resort of Kusadasi available to Bitcoin investors. Spot...

Posted on 23 March 2018