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Turkish Tourism Boosted by Strong Euro

As we predicted (with the help of ABTA) it would on this blog, the strong Euro is causing more British tourists to choose Turkey as the destination of their traditional summer holiday, at the expense of the traditional favourites like Spain and Greece. An article in today's Zaman President of...

Posted on 09 July 2009

TAV Plans to Increase Turkey Tourism Accessibility – Fingers Crossed for Gazipasa Airport

I just came across an interesting interview with TAV President and CEO Dr Sani Sener on Anna.aero. He said that this year the company will be striving to attract Quantas and Cathy Pacific into their airport in Istanbul. Obviously the plan is to open the Gazipasa airpot at Antalya this...

Posted on 02 July 2009

Turkey Economy to Start Growing in Second Half of Year – Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch, a leading player in the global financial circuit has said the Turkish economy will start growing by the 3rd quarter of this year, after suffering heavy quarterly losses of above 6% in the first half of the year. Their analysis has led them to forecast a 0.5% growth...

Posted on 18 June 2009

Fifth Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix Kicks Off Today

Today is practice day of the fifth Turkish Formula One Grand Prix in Istanbul Park. Though it is not necessarily associated with property, Formula One bringing its prestigious races to Istanbul in 2005 did push property values up in the areas around the circuit. Now the Turkish Grand Prix is...

Posted on 05 June 2009

British Visitors to Turkey to Grow 25% in 2009 – ABTA

Turkey is overtaking Spain as the most popular summer getaway with British travellers according to Quest Turkey, quoting a major British tour operator April 14. The article hinted at the information coming from the Association for British Travel Agents, whilst not actually stating that is where it had come from....

Posted on 14 May 2009

Belek Grows into Favourite Golf Holiday Spot for Affordable Property

Major publication the Hampstead & Highgate express has highlighted the massive benefits of golf in Turkey. The article particularly focuses on golf in Belek, which it called: "the eastern Mediterranean must-visit golfing destination, on a par with the Algarve and the Costa del Sol, but costing much less. Turkey's golf...

Posted on 08 May 2009

Altinkum Marina Completed and Open for Business

The long awaited £33.6 million Altinkum Marina opens today, and it is expected to change the face of Turkey's Aegean coastline at Didim. Encompassing 287,000 square metres of land and a lot more sea, the marina is certainly an impressive feat; comparable to all the glitz and glamour of Dubai's...

Posted on 17 April 2009

Credit crunch – are cheap holidays to Turkey the answer?

Travel to Turkey is set to increase in 2009 by 30%.  Turkey has for years been a very popular holiday destination with steady tourism growth year on year.  So why should 2009 see such a big increase in Turkey travel? The credit crunch effecting the world at present has forced...

Posted on 14 January 2009