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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

The Turkish Tourism Industry Hopes for a Successful Year

The Turkish tourism industry is looking forward to a profitable year as latest reports show European and other nationalities are flocking back to explore the country’s cities and enjoy the 7000 kilometres of coastline. Reaching its peak in 2015, the Turkish tourism industry weathered a series of disasters in recent...

Posted on 19 March 2018

Turkish Airlines Passenger Numbers Grow in Strength

Latest stats reveal Turkish Airlines Passenger Numbers got off to a good start in 2018 and the company is hopeful the year will be one of their most successful to date. In a released press statement on their website, passenger numbers for February 2018 reached 5.1 million and increased by...

Posted on 17 March 2018

Fun Things to Do in Antalya

Tourists love Mediterranean Turkey, a hub of sandy beaches perfect for swimming and relaxing, but the enormous range of things to do in Antalya, make it the second most popular holiday destination in the country. As experts in the hospitality industry, Antalya’s main attractions cater for everyone, young and old,...

Posted on 13 March 2018

Italian Investment in Turkey

In February 2018, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended an executive meeting in Rome with the prime aim of improving Italian investment in Turkey. The conference, organised by ISPAT (Investment, Support and promotion agency of Turkey) and the oldest Italian Think Tank, the ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies) was the...

Posted on 10 March 2018

Early economic and tourism indicators point to a bounce-back in Turkey

A buoyant property market combined with bullish economy, weak currency and rebounding tourism industry are creating attractive conditions for foreigners who invest in Turkey this year, said Spot Blue International Property in March. Here Spot Blue International Property outlines five key reasons the outlook is positive for homeowners and the...

Posted on 09 March 2018

Top Ten Beaches in Turkey as Named by Trip Advisor

Every year, Trip Advisor selects the best beaches in Turkey according to user reviews. Calling it the Travellers Choice Awards, they also rank these beaches among other regions including Europe and the world. Beaches are a strong lure to holidaymakers in Turkey, and beaches along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts,...

Posted on 06 March 2018

Turkey and Africa’s Fruitful Business Relations

While the Turkish economy performed exceptionally well in 2017, it seems Turkey is not about to sit back and relax. Looking to boost already fruitful political, economic, and military relations between Turkey and Africa, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just toured the vast continent on a 5-day,...

Posted on 01 March 2018

Where Do Foreigners Buy Property in Turkey?

Turk Stat, the Turkish statistical Institution, say specific areas are more popular than others for foreigners buying property in Turkey. Reviewing the data for 2017, foreigners purchased a total of 22,234 houses in Turkey. The top buying nationalities were Iraqis, Saudi Arabians, Kuwaitis, and Russians to name but a few....

Posted on 24 February 2018

Why Turkey’s Kusadasi should be on foreign buyers’ radar in 2018

Affordable new developments are helping to make the resort of Kusadasi one of Turkey’s most exciting holiday home destinations in 2018, said Spot Blue International Property in February, adding that recent uplifts in tourism and foreign property sales should boost the country’s appeal with foreigners this year. House-hunters in Kusadasi,...

Posted on 23 February 2018

Will Turkey Bid to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics?

The deadline for applications to be the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics is March the 31st 2018, and all eyes are on Turkey to see if they will commit to earlier suggestions that they were preparing a bid. Turkey has applied many times to host the Summer Olympics...

Posted on 18 February 2018

Air Arabia Launches New Route To Izmir Airport in Turkey

In a press release, Air Arabia, the Middle East’s most prominent low-cost carrier, that currently flies to 130 destinations across the world announced that from the 27th of June 2018, they are adding a route to the Izmir airport of Aegean Turkey. The route will use an Airbus A320 craft...

Posted on 15 February 2018

6 Reasons to Buy Property in Bodrum

Bodrum in western Turkey is a hot spot for foreign property buyers. Among other select places on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, it attracts many nationalities looking for either holiday homes or an abode for permanent relocation to the country. The reasons why are plenty, and whether buyers have unlimited...

Posted on 13 February 2018

Dalaman Airport Gearing Up for a Busy Summer 2018

Expectations are high for the Turkish tourism industry in 2018, and one key player that will be cashing in on the glory is Dalaman Airport on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. At the end of April, the airline hub will unveil its new 250 million Euro domestic terminal. Construction for...

Posted on 11 February 2018

Antalya Hosts Their First Millionaire Wedding of 2018

Continuing its international fame as a luxury event destination, Antalya has hosted their first millionaire wedding of 2018. Anadolu Agency reports the marriage with a budget of nearly 1 million USD was of the son and daughter of two prominent and wealthy Indian businessmen. With the exact location undisclosed, the...

Posted on 06 February 2018

Turkish Tourism Revenue in 2017 Rebounded By 18.9%

The Turkish Statistical Institution (Turk Stat) has unveiled its latest report showing Turkish tourism revenue in 2017 rebounded by 18.9% year-on-year. Reaching its peak in 2014 with a record-breaking 34 billion USD, it dropped drastically in the following two years after a series of terrorist attacks and a failed coup...

Posted on 04 February 2018

Sales to Foreign Property Buyers in Turkey Increase by 22%

The Turkish Statistical Institute Turk Stat have published their 2017 report of foreign property buyers in Turkey. It reveals a colourful variety of nationalities bought a total of 22,234 homes reflecting an increase of 22.2% year on year. The improved stats are most likely the results of a favourable exchange...

Posted on 27 January 2018

UK – Turkey Flight Market Set to Resume Growth in 2018

After experiencing a decline in 2016 and 2017, experts are predicting a return to record-breaking figures for the UK – Turkey flight market in 2018. A report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis company forecast a 16% growth in weekly seat numbers for all flights between the...

Posted on 25 January 2018

Emirates Resumes Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul Flight

Starting in June 2018, Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume its five times a week flight between Dubai and Sabiha Gokcen, the second airport of Istanbul on the Asian side. Previously cancelling it after the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, they credit the resumption of services to increased passenger...

Posted on 23 January 2018

2018 is the Year of Troy in Turkey

2018 is the year of Troy in Turkey and excitement is growing as the western province of Canakkale where the historic city is located, plans a series of events to celebrate its 20th year as a World UNESCO Heritage site. Declaring 2018 as the year of Troy is not only...

Posted on 17 January 2018