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Bodrum Bay Has a Lot Going For it, Wouldn’t You Say?

Bodrum Bay is a name given to the coastal area of Bodrum, because a touristic beach lines the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova facing the Greek Island Kos. Bodrum itself is a Aegean coastal town, and one of...

Posted on 03 July 2010

Global Investors Pre-emptively Rate Turkey Investment Grade

It seems that global investors are acting on the basis that the rating agencies will imminently upgrade Turkey's debt rating to investment grade. This belief comes from the fact that it currently costs as much to insure Turkish debt against default as it does to insure debt of Russia in...

Posted on 01 July 2010

Turkish Mortgage Demand Doubles in May – Conti

Overseas mortgage provider Conti has revealed massive growth in demand for Turkish mortgages. Conti has said that demand for mortgages for Turkish property has been growing steadily over the past year, but that quotes doubled in May compared to April. This is the biggest sign we have had that growth...

Posted on 10 June 2010

Turkey’s Top Hotels Gain Recognition for Excellence

Massive holiday accommodation chain Hotels.com has just compiled its top 10 of best resort hotels around the world, and two of Turkey's hotels have made the list: The Marmara in Antalya and the Cappadocia Cave Resort. Both made the list because they are feats of architectural magnificence, and have used...

Posted on 04 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

Turkish Property Making it Big as Journalists Choose Carefully

I just read a great article in the Daily Mail, by Zoe Dare Hall, on why the Antalya region of Turkey will become the next Algarve. Such praise did Antalya receive, that I was forced to check the date on the article, to make sure it hadn’t been written in...

Posted on 07 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

Side Turkey is the Ultimate Seaside Resort Town

It is a commonly held believe that Antalya is one of Turkey's most popular tourism resort locations, and surely one of Turkey's most beautiful Mediterranean coastal regions. Within Antalya the town of Side (pronounced seeday) is one of the most beautiful towns, in Antalya, but also in Turkey as well....

Posted on 17 April 2010