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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

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

Turkey’s New Tourism Strategy

After boosting their travel and tourism industries to record-breaking levels, Turkey took a knock after a series of events over the last two years kept visitors away. A disagreement with Russia severely affected the Antalya region, which has for many years, heavily relied on Russian holidaymakers. Likewise, Europeans concerned about...

Posted on 23 November 2017

The Russians are Back in Turkey

For many decades, Russians were the top nationality of Turkey’s tourism industry, flocking particularly to the Mediterranean region of Antalya. Likewise, when Turkey opened its real estate market to foreigners, Russians flocked to buy apartments and villas, and many of them become expats enjoying the carefree lifestyle and ideal weather...

Posted on 16 November 2017

Marriott Hotels Have Big Plans to Expand in Turkey

Turkish newspapers are reporting a recent announcement by Marriott international hotels to expand their operation in Turkey over the next three years. The announcement was made by the Vice president of Marriott operations during a recent meeting to discuss the success of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Izmir....

Posted on 20 October 2017

Antalya Securing Prestigious Status for Luxury Living

The Antalya region of Turkey has always been an attractive destination for foreign nationalities, whether it is just for holidays or as an expat haven. It mainly achieved this by offering value for money through its budget hotels, restaurants and shops. Yet the last ten years has seen it embark...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Tourism News from Turkey – July 2017

Naturally, with July being one of the busiest tourism months in Turkey, travel news is coming out thick and fast, with many people especially keeping an eye on current developments re the laptop ban. Previously imposed on flights originating from many Middle Eastern and African countries including Turkey, the USA...

Posted on 31 July 2017

14 Things to Know Before Visiting Turkey

It seems like a lifetime since we naively set foot on Turkish soil for the first time. In those days, our only information source was Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, because the internet was in its infancy. Despite all its useful information, nothing could have prepared us for the momentous event,...

Posted on 11 July 2017

The Most Popular Coastal Holiday Resorts in Turkey

Turkey thrives as a tourist and expat destination, mainly because of the masses of coastal holiday resorts attracting beach lovers and expats seeking a life in the sun. Only a small area of the country is landlocked and the north, west and part of the south together have 5,000 miles...

Posted on 07 July 2017

The Mediterranean Coast of Turkey Travel Guide

Forming the main bulk of the Turkish Riviera, the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is a delightful collection of small villages, quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities. Backed in parts of the scenic Taurus mountains, the sandy beaches stretching for miles, are some of the most beautiful in the whole country. Indeed,...

Posted on 27 June 2017