Real estate in Antalya: Introduction Guide for Property Buyers

The Antalya province of Turkey, a marvellous collection of a bustling city centre, and smaller coastal resorts always surprises newcomers, both foreigners and Turks alike. Backed by the green Taurus mountain range and fronted by sandy beaches and the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea, it is the second most popular holiday destination in Turkey. However, real […]

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Regions of Turkey: Seven Geographical Areas Showcasing its Diversity

Whether you plan to just travel, or buy property and live here, the seven geographical regions of Turkey are a perfect introduction to the country’s diversity. The world stereotypes the country, yet it cannot be labelled, nor packaged into a tidy cliché, and for good reasons. A quick look at its geographical facts explains why. […]

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Turkish Lira Crisis Boosts Foreign Tourism to All-Time High

Over 2018 as the Turkish lira edged into an official economic crisis, many wondered how this would affect business in Turkey, but one sector gaining from the disaster is foreign tourism. Since January 2018, the lira has depreciated by a staggering 46%, and in August briefly touched 9 lira to the pound. However, tourism stats […]

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About Bodrum: Three Fun Facts to Know

Any personal quest to learn about Bodrum reveals quirky and interesting facts that make it more appealing than ever before. Unravelling complex layers of misunderstood beliefs gets to the spiritual essence that locals are proud of. It’s not an overstatement to say everyone falls in love with Bodrum. Turks adore the large peninsula offering a […]

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Turkish Airlines Breaks Daily Passenger Record

Turkish Airlines have announced they broke their own record on Saturday the 18th of August by carrying 253,000 passengers on 1,547 flights to destinations all over the world. Achieving a 75% on-time departure rate, this breaks the company’s earlier record of daily passenger numbers. Part of the record was 6000 Malian pilgrims, that they transported […]

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Chinese Tourism in Turkey Reports Record Numbers

Anadolu News Agency is reporting record figures for Chinese tourism in Turkey. During the first half of 2018, 191,000 Chinese tourists came to Turkey, an increase year-on-year of 91%. The growth has been credited towards China’s promotion for the country in a targetted “2018 The Year of Turkish Tourism” campaign. Singer Xiao Zhang who penned […]

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Bupa Set to Acquire Turkey’s Second Largest Health Insurer

In an announcement on their website, Bupa confirmed they set to acquire Acibadem Sigorta, Turkey’s second largest health insurer. Although the acquisition is still awaiting regulatory approval, the CEO of Bupa International said… “We’re delighted to announce Bupa’s agreement to acquire Acıbadem Sigorta. Its impressive growth, first-class management team and customer focus make it an […]

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Turkish Hotels Report 100% Occupancy for Kurban Bayram

Turkish hotels in main touristic areas of Turkey have warned holidaymakers without reservations, they will be disappointed because most hotels are running at 100% occupancy rates. Asking them to pre-book before they arrive, the request comes as Turkey enters the annual religious Kurban Bayram holiday. The official holiday runs from the 21st to the 24th […]

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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 alternative way of generating money. […]

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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 57 flights a week. They […]

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