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Istanbul ranks in top 5 in a global tourism survey

Istanbul, 15 June 2012 - MasterCard, the global credit card company, has ranked Istanbul among the global top five tourist centres in its Index of Global Destination Cities 2012. According to Yuwa Hedrick Wong, one of MasterCard Worldwide economic advisers, “Istanbul is a unique city with a lot of potential....

Posted on 26 June 2012

Turkey to hold Middle East tourism expo

Ankara, 13 April 2012 - Hoping to double the number of Arab tourists visiting Turkey to 4 million Turkey will host the Middle East Tourism Exhibition in Ankara in May. At least 300 tourism professionals from at least 30 countries are expected attend the event including various specialist sectors as...

Posted on 18 April 2012

Belek at top of golf’s leader board

Antalya, 3 April 2012 – Belek on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast has received the “Best Golf Destination” from two of golf’s leading publications – Golf Journal and Golf Magazine. The award is assessed on a variety of measures including quality of courses and accommodation. Belek, approximately 20 minutes drive from...

Posted on 13 April 2012

Turkey Property: Things to Watch for in 2012

Turkey property is currently among the most popular overseas property destinations in the world. Here are some of the big events potential property buyers should be watching out for this year. The New Law: Most potential property buyers will have heard about the new law. For those that haven't; the...

Posted on 12 April 2012

A Week of Tourism Events and Controversy

This week was a week of big tourism events in Turkey, events which brought a new realisation on tourism income growth in Turkey. The Turkey Tourism Summit in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre ICEC made the headlines for a rather controversial reason. Hurriyet headline: "Minister blames statistics body for...

Posted on 10 February 2012

Turkey’s tourism income up by 10 percent

Istanbul, 31 January 2012 - According to Turkish Statistical Institute Turkey’s tourism income rose by over 10 percent in 2011 (from 2010) reaching 23 billion USD. The UN World Tourism Organization ranks Turkey seventh in the world for the most visited destination. With the number of visitors to Turkey increasing...

Posted on 31 January 2012

Istanbul Tourism up 16% in 2011

Istanbul is currently one of the hottest places for buy to let investment in the world. The population is huge and growing so rapidly in numbers and affluence, that developers simply can't build fast enough to meet the demand for quality property to buy and rent. But it is also...

Posted on 07 January 2012

Foreign visitors flock to Istanbul

6 January 2012, Istanbul - In 2011 Turkey received over 30 million visitors making it the 7th most popular destination in the world. Of this 30 million 8 million people visited the stunning city of Istanbul according its Culture and Tourism department number. This number shows an increase of over...

Posted on 06 January 2012

Turkish Tourism Hits the 30 Million Target

It's official, Turkey has crossed the long-anticipated threshold of 30 million visitors, a year later than expected. During the boom the government set the tourism target that Turkey would be receiving 30 million visitors per year by 2010. Then the credit crunch happened. Most tourism markets were completely derailed by...

Posted on 30 December 2011

Southern Turkey opens largest Eastern Med marina

29 November 2011, Ankara - Mr Binali Yildrim, the Turkish Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communications has opened the largest Eastern Med yacht marina in the southern Turkish town of Mersin. The marina has cost 100 million TRY (About 54 million USD) and can berth up to 1,000 boats. Mr...

Posted on 29 November 2011