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H1 Data on Turkish Tourism Figures Positive

The latest data from the Turkish tourism ministry confirms that revealed by Turkstat several days ago and covered on this blog, but with some interesting facts picked out. According to the ministry while Germany continued its reign as biggest tourism market, with 1.68 million visitors in the first half of...

Posted on 10 August 2010

Turkish Airports See 24% Growth in Passenger Numbers this year

The phenomenal growth in Turkish air travel has continued according to the latest reports. According to the latest data that 44.3 million passengers went through Turkish airports between January and June this year, a 23.7%growth on the same period of last year. This follows the 7.3% year on year growth...

Posted on 05 August 2010

Izmir to Become Marina Centre as Govt Attracts Higher Wealth Tourists

The 13 million euro Çeşme Marina opened this week. The marina, which we will cover in more detail in a few weeks, is already attracting massive attention from tourists and potential property buyers. The marina has a 400-boat-capacity on the sea and a 100 boat-capacity on land. The architectural design...

Posted on 03 August 2010

Tourism Growth Accelerating as Year Progresses – Turkstat

The latest release of data from Turkstat shows, not only that tourism is up this year on last year, but, more importantly that tourism revenues have increased by a substantial margin -- this is of course more important, because it has been a major aim of the authorities to attract...

Posted on 31 July 2010

Turkey Sees Strong Growth in Plastic Surgery Tourism

Turkey is making huge leaps toward in the aim of becoming one of the top destinations for plastic surgery tourism. According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Orhan Murat Özdemir, the country is now tussling to become one of the top 5 destinations for the sector in Europe, and all largely...

Posted on 20 July 2010

Turkey Continues to Strengthen Medical Tourism Package

The 15 percent year-on-year growth for the Anadolu Medical Center announced at a press conference in Istanbul last week shows Turkey is still on track to become a hub for international health tourism. According to a spokesperson the growth can be put down to a combination of competitive prices, cutting...

Posted on 08 July 2010

Marriott Chooses Istanbul to Try New Boutique Model

International hotel Chain Marriott International has made a massive testament to Turkey's status as one of the world's leading tourism destinations, and more so to Istanbul's growing demand for luxury hotel accommodation. In 2007, Marriott announced a partnership with Ian Schrager -- credited as the man who popularised the boutique...

Posted on 11 June 2010

New Low-Cost Flights from Manchester to Boost Bodrum Property Market

Turkey’s popular Aegean resort of Bodrum will benefit from increased accessibility from the UK, as UK low-cost carrier Jet2 has announced it will be flying once weekly to Bodrum from Manchester Airport starting June 23rd. Jet2 holidays are also offering packages built around the flights. Philip Meeson, the chief executive...

Posted on 03 June 2010

Turkish Luxury Tourism Sector Starting to Take Root

I just read an excellent article highlighting Turkey’s growing popularity as a luxury tourism destination over the last 2 years. In the article Classic Collection tells how it smashed its sales target (168%) for Turkey in the first year, having only added Turkey to its destinations last year. The article...

Posted on 27 May 2010

Visa-Free Travel Between Russia and Turkey a Reality

The much-talked-about visa-free travel agreement between Turkey and Russia has finally become a reality. The deal was officially signed today, by leaders of both countries, during the Russian Premier Dimitry Medvedev’s visit to Turkey. "This is a historic agreement that will make life easier for millions of people. And it...

Posted on 12 May 2010