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Yalikavak Guide : The Gem of Bodrum

Any good Yalikavak guide should start with paying homage to its transformation from a nonentity to Turkey’s star performer. Throughout history, locals relied on sponge diving and fishing for an income, but around the 1980s, mainstream package tourism appeared in Turkey. Yalikavak embraced it with open arms and enjoyed an...

Posted on 14 August 2018

Tourism in Antalya Boosted by Brits Getting Value for Money

While Turkey’s tourism industry has rebounded in 2018, domestic and foreign newspapers say Brits taking advantage of the all-time low Turkish lira, and low prices,  are boosting tourism in Antalya. Travel Agency and Airline Thomas Cook confirmed Antalya has now overtaken Palma De Mallorca as their most popular destination, with...

Posted on 11 August 2018

Excellent Reasons to Buy Property in Kalkan

Potential buyers looking for reasons to buy property in Kalkan will not be short of answers. This small, coastal resort delivers everything and anything in bucket loads, explaining why it is a favoured destination for many but in particular, Brits as revealed in a 2012 survey that said 96% of...

Posted on 09 August 2018

Why Property in Gumusluk Easily Attracts Buyers

During the first half of 2018, the Turkish real estate market showed mass improvement with an increase in foreign buyers, and one sector garnering immense interest of many nationalities is property in Gumusluk. Sitting on the western Bodrum peninsula, the small village lays off the beaten track and is often...

Posted on 06 August 2018

Buying Property in Alanya: A Market Overview

As Turkey grows its tourism and foreign real estate market, many people are thinking of buying property in Alanya on the Mediterranean coast. Indeed, various nationalities including Brits, Russians, Europeans and Middle-Eastern, already own homes there and use them either for holidays, buy-to-let rental or for permanent living as expats....

Posted on 02 August 2018

Foreign Buyers of Turkish Real Estate Continue to Grow in Numbers

In the first six months of 2018, foreign buyers of Turkish real estate increased by 23% year-on-year, showing the country is still a popular overseas destination for property investors. Attracted by low prices and the current exchange rate working in their favour, nearly 12,000 houses were sold across the country...

Posted on 29 July 2018

6 Towns on the Bodrum Peninsula that Expats Love

Expats of all nationalities who seek a dream life in the sun often end up living in towns on the Bodrum peninsula of Turkey. The lure is not hard to explain, and anyone who has visited the region will testify about the laidback, cosmopolitan lifestyle that the Bodrum peninsula wholeheartedly...

Posted on 22 July 2018

Tourism in Alanya is the Mediterranean Coast’s Star Performer

A recent report by the Anadolu News Agency has revealed the industry of tourism in Alanya hosts one out of ten foreign visitors to Turkey. Commonly, when travel stats are published, the town is grouped in with Antalya, the vast region that it belongs to, but the report looked to...

Posted on 19 July 2018

Turkish Hotel Industry Enjoying Nearly Full Occupancy Rates

The Turkish hotel industry is reporting a successful first half to 2018, with occupancy rates nearly reaching full capacity for the height of the summer season. Both domestic and international visitors are contributing towards the bounce back following 3 years of low bookings amid security fears. International visitors have risen...

Posted on 17 July 2018

What You Need to Know About Turkish Mortgages for Foreigners

Recent reports say foreign buyers of Turkish property are on the up, with more than 22,000 purchases made in 2017. This is no surprise because Turkey offers some of the best prices in the Aegean and Mediterranean, to accompany the idyllic dream of a life in the sun. While most...

Posted on 14 July 2018

Why the continuity of President Erdoğan’s re-election could benefit Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s landmark victory at the polls in Turkey last month not only secured him his second five-year presidency but also delivered the foundations for a more stable economy in the country, a condition that should go some way towards reassuring international investors, said Spot Blue International Property in...

Posted on 13 July 2018

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...

Posted on 12 July 2018

Dalaman Airport Opens New Terminal For Summer 2018

On the 5th of July, Dalaman Airport opened their new terminal proving their importance as a crucial transport hub for tourism on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Serving the resorts of Fethiye, and Marmaris, the estimated cost of Dalaman’s new terminal is reported to be 250 million euros. An update...

Posted on 06 July 2018

Gobekli Tepe Added to UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Gobekli Tepe, an ancient temple of immense importance has joined the ranks of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Added on July the 1st, to much celebration of archaeologists, this takes the total amount of approved sites in Turkey to 18, while 77 are still on the tentative list. As well as...

Posted on 02 July 2018

Expert Tips for Buying a Luxury Home in Turkey

When it comes to investing in real estate, knowing industry insiders tips for buying a luxury home in Turkey can make a significant difference to your portfolio. Over the last twenty years, as the country has boosted their middle-class population, the definition of luxury overall, whether it be property, food,...

Posted on 29 June 2018

5 Reasons to Buy Property in Antalya

Anyone looking to buy property in Antalya is on the right track. The vast region including the main city centre and smaller coastal resorts like Belek, Alanya and Side shows much potential for the future. Out of all the places forging ahead in the Turkish real estate market, Antalya has...

Posted on 25 June 2018

Why Luxury Real Estate in Bodrum is Really About a Lifestyle

Speak to locals about luxury real estate in Bodrum and most will probably say, it is all about price. “You get what you pay for” is an age old saying. Yet in this current property market, the word “luxury” covers a wide range of features, from smart home technology to...

Posted on 22 June 2018

How the Yalikavak Property Market Became a Savvy Investment

Without a doubt, the Yalikavak property market has risen the ranks to become a star performer of Turkish real estate. Sitting on the Bodrum peninsula of Aegean Turkey, the transformation from small, rustic village to an exclusive destination for luxury homes may seem like it happened overnight, although, in reality,...

Posted on 20 June 2018

Turkey EU Business Relationships Continue to Thrive

Stats released by the national news agency Anadolu reveal Turkey EU exports rose 21.5% in the first quarter of 2018. The top three countries receiving exports were Germany, Italy, and the UK. This follows another report released in March 2018, that said last year, Turkey exported €69.7 billion worth of...

Posted on 15 June 2018

Halal Tourism in Turkey Shows Fruitful Results for 2018

A report by the Daily Sabah newspaper has revealed that halal tourism in Turkey has risen in popularity to grab a 2% share of the global market that is worth 226 billion USD from an estimated 156 million Muslims that travel from all over the globe. Yet Turkey is not...

Posted on 13 June 2018