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Dalaman Region Lead Growth of British Tourism to Turkey

In 2008, the Dalaman region of Turkey caused quite a stir in overseas property and tourism circles. Well, actually that isn't exactly true; put another way: the misinterpretation of reports about tourism to the Dalaman region caused the aforementioned stir. What happened was the press picked up a press release...

Posted on 09 July 2010

Turkey Continues to Strengthen Medical Tourism Package

The 15 percent year-on-year growth for the Anadolu Medical Center announced at a press conference in Istanbul last week shows Turkey is still on track to become a hub for international health tourism. According to a spokesperson the growth can be put down to a combination of competitive prices, cutting...

Posted on 08 July 2010

Bodrum Bay Has a Lot Going For it, Wouldn’t You Say?

Bodrum Bay is a name given to the coastal area of Bodrum, because a touristic beach lines the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova facing the Greek Island Kos. Bodrum itself is a Aegean coastal town, and one of...

Posted on 03 July 2010

Olu Deniz Lagoon: Beauty you have to See to Believe

Olu Deniz Lagoon is one of the most beautiful paradise spots in the entire world. Take a second to appreciate that sentence. In today's world companies like Spot Blue can easily fall into the rut of stating nothing for fear of come-backs, and turn "is" into "is widely regarded as"...

Posted on 02 July 2010

Global Investors Pre-emptively Rate Turkey Investment Grade

It seems that global investors are acting on the basis that the rating agencies will imminently upgrade Turkey's debt rating to investment grade. This belief comes from the fact that it currently costs as much to insure Turkish debt against default as it does to insure debt of Russia in...

Posted on 01 July 2010

The Future is Bright for Turkish Property

We have all seen Turkey's increasing relationship with its Eastern neighbours in the Arab and Muslim world lately, with increasing bilateral agreements, including visa-free travel with many including, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. Well, the European Union has recently discussed whether or not this is their fault for pushing Turkey away...

Posted on 18 June 2010

Turkish Growth Makes it the Hottest Property in Europe

While it is not exactly an OMG moment it is certainly significant that Turkish property has just been given a recommended investment rating by Global Property Guide in its Mid 2010 report. In fact, it was the recommended investment location for Europe. The report is focussed on residential investment, in...

Posted on 17 June 2010

Marriott Chooses Istanbul to Try New Boutique Model

International hotel Chain Marriott International has made a massive testament to Turkey's status as one of the world's leading tourism destinations, and more so to Istanbul's growing demand for luxury hotel accommodation. In 2007, Marriott announced a partnership with Ian Schrager -- credited as the man who popularised the boutique...

Posted on 11 June 2010

Turkish Mortgage Demand Doubles in May – Conti

Overseas mortgage provider Conti has revealed massive growth in demand for Turkish mortgages. Conti has said that demand for mortgages for Turkish property has been growing steadily over the past year, but that quotes doubled in May compared to April. This is the biggest sign we have had that growth...

Posted on 10 June 2010

Turkey’s Top Hotels Gain Recognition for Excellence

Massive holiday accommodation chain Hotels.com has just compiled its top 10 of best resort hotels around the world, and two of Turkey's hotels have made the list: The Marmara in Antalya and the Cappadocia Cave Resort. Both made the list because they are feats of architectural magnificence, and have used...

Posted on 04 June 2010