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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

More New Flights from UK to Turkey

Turkey’s tourist hotspot Antalya just got even more accessible as Pegasus Airlines launched weekly flights between Antalya and Birmingham earlier this month. This is yet another testament to the massive growth in popularity of Antalya and wider Turkey as a tourist destination, and will also fuel future growth in the...

Posted on 06 May 2010

Turkish Tourism Growing as Year Progresses – Turkstat

In the first quarter of this year, income from tourism in Turkey was down 2.2% compared to the same period of last year, according to the latest data available from Turkstat. This is a major surprise, given that income in the fourth quarter of last year was 11.6% higher than...

Posted on 30 April 2010

Turkey and Russia Set to Allow Visa-Free Travel this Summer

Visa-free travel between Turkey and Russia could begin this summer, a Russian official said Thursday. Russian Ambassador Vladimir Ivanovskiy said that preparations are ongoing, but the deal is unlikely to be finalised until Russian President Dimitri Medvedev visits Turkey in the first half of May. “But I believe it might...

Posted on 22 April 2010

Istanbul Airport Traffic Jumps 96% in Q1 – Seven Star Hotel on the Way

Passenger numbers through İstanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport jumped by 96 percent in the first quarter of 2010 from the same period a year earlier, the airport operator said on Thursday. Gökhan Buğday, CEO of ISG – the operator of the second airport in Turkey's largest city -- told a...

Posted on 15 April 2010

Sun Express Increasing Weekly Flights to Turkey by 32% This Summer

SunExpress is increasing its weekly flights between Europe and Turkey by 32% this summer, according to a statement from the company this week. The firm, which is a subsidiary of German and Turkish airlines will run 417 flights during the summer season, which runs from March 28 to October 30...

Posted on 26 March 2010

Turkey Property Hitting the High Notes of Buyer Sentiment

Anyone interested in overseas property in general for whatever reason, will have read at least 1 article on Turkish property this week, and potentially a lot more. Turkish property is most definitely one of the most talked about markets in the industry press at the moment. It is little wonder;...

Posted on 06 March 2010

Antalya Visitor Numbers All Time High in January and February

Antalya tourism set new records in January and February this year, according to new figures released by the region’s department for culture and tourism. Some 311,995 tourists came to Antalya by plane during January and February, said Antalya Culture and Tourism Director İbrahim Acar. February was the biggest month with...

Posted on 05 March 2010

Turkey to Hit Close to 30 Million Tourists Target for 2010

Turkish tourism and culture minister Ertuğrul Günay has said that if Turkey doesn’t hit its target for 30 million tourists in 2010 it will stagger it. No of course he didn’t really say that, but he did say that Turkey will receive close to 30million tourists this year. "I think...

Posted on 07 January 2010