Investment in Turkey's hotel industry is on the up - despite two less-than-stellar years of tourism. We explore Turkey's different tourist sectors and discover how hoteliers are diversifying their chances of gaining tourist income, as well as letting you in on the most favourable places to invest in a Turkish hotel.
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A series of negatives in his life prompted 52-year-old Andrew Edmonds to reassess his life. Wanting a change before he was too old to enjoy it, he decided to pack up and move to Turkey - a country he'd never even visited before. He explains how it's been settling into his new home in Yalikavak, Bodrum.
Last year wasn’t the best year for Turkey. Security worries kept tourists away, which meant tourist revenue fell drastically. This year, the tourists are returning - but the crowds still aren’t back to 2015 levels. Hoteliers and others in the tourism industry have lowered their prices to attract tourists, and with the low lira, it’s now cheaper than ever before to visit Turkey - but these conditions won’t last forever.
Living in Turkey as a foreigner, exposes you to cultural awareness but it also changes your outlook on life. The lifestyle that at first seems baffling and sometimes absurd slowly works its magic on you, and before you know it, your thoughts, mannerisms and actions extensively change to the point, where your Turkish friends insist you are no longer the yabanci (foreigner) but instead their half Turkish brother or sister.
Turkey's largest city is a bustling, action-packed metropolis. It's full of culture, history and incredible activities for the whole family. It's little wonder families are starting to locate to Istanbul for work - and a new life. Explore some of the properties we think are most suitable for families wishing to live in what's surely one of the most incredible cities on the planet.
Here’s the thing about visiting Turkey on holiday. It has an acute knack of drawing you in, and by the time, your departing flight leaves the tarmac, you are already planning your next trip back. While the country has a hardcore fan base of holidaymakers, some people also go one step further by packing their bags and moving here permanently - here are five places in Turkey that will have you never wanting to leave.
Turkey's Mediterranean coast is an undeniable jewel. Rich in history, full of cultural activities from opera to ballet, with a wealth of sporting and adventure activities and of course, miles and miles of beautiful beaches, it's no wonder this coastline is enduringly popular with visitors. We've rounded up some of the loveliest seafront luxury properties on the coastline.
Investors seeking deals on property in Turkey take note: the VAT exemption offered to first-time buyers will most likely come to an end at the end of September, presenting a limited time to take advantage of an 18% discount. The temporary scrapping of VAT was a government move to boost property sales volume in Turkey. As well as benefitting from hefty discounts, buyers purchasing property over $1m will also be eligible for citizenship.
The broad spectrum and diversity of tourist attractions in Turkey have earned the country gushing admiration in travel guide books and fairs. From the weird and wonderful to historical or natural places of beauty, most are family friendly destinations, as well as favoured spots for independent travellers. Have a read of the ten best tourist attractions that anyone visiting Turkey just HAS to visit.
In 1981, locals of a small village called Faralya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey enjoyed the scenic delights of a broad valley, formed by two rock formations and fronted by a pebbly beach. Due to the butterflies that breed there at certain times of the year, they called it Kelebek Vadesi, and when the Anatolia Tourism Development Cooperative, made an offer to buy it, a deal was signed. Enjoy our guide to visiting Butterfly Valley in Fethiye.