Visitors to Antalya reach over 8 million for first time ever
Antalya, the resort city of Turkey has recorded an all-time high in the first seven months of this year, exceeding eight million foreign visitors for the first time ever. It appears that this trend is to continue and see the overall visitor numbers increase and end the year on a high.
Turkey welcomes 25 million visitors from January to July
Data published by the Culture and Tourism Ministry recently confirmed that in the months from January to July this year Turkey welcomed just fewer than 25 million foreign visitors in total. This is a massive increase of 14.1% from the same time last year.
Invest in Turkey, says head of development bank
When EBRD president Suma Charkrabarti visited Turkey, he made his feeling about the country's potential clear. Turkey's large market, unique location and economic diversity makes the country an ideal investment destination, he said, adding that his organisation believed in Turkey, which is why it was investing.
High-speed metro to connect city with airport
A high speed transport link between Istanbul's new airport and the central city will cut journey times to just half an hour. The link is 80% complete, and when completed will add to Istanbul's appeal as an international hub and a destination for leisure travellers and businesspeople.
No-deal Brexit could lose Turkey $3bn in trade
A no-deal Brexit could have far reaching impacts on Turkey, and many Turkish companies are unaware of this, says Tukish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan. Despite the willingness of the UK and Turkey to work together, Turkey's commitment to the EU could prevent a free trade deal from being signed.
Foreign purchases of Turkish real estate up by 68.8%
TURKSTAT (The Turkish Statistical Institute) announced that in the first six months of 2019, foreign purchases were up by a staggering 68.8%, which equates to 19,952 units selling in January to June, which was up by 8,136 units from the same period last year.
Turkish Airlines Increases Fleet of Aircraft
Turkish Airlines have announced ownership of a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane. With the addition of the new plane, Turkish Airlines are in a position to prove they are ready to become a major force in the international aviation sector.
Galataport: Istanbul's cruise ship hub to open in 2020
After a rocky few years, Istanbul's cruise ship industry is back up and running, and better than ever. With the announcement of a new cruise ship port in Istanbul that will bring 1.5 million tourists to Turkey's largest city, it seems Turkey's tourism industry has turned around. Galataport will be on the Karakoy shore, on Istanbul's European side.
Demand for Turkish Properties by Russians triples
The Kommersant, Russia’s Daily Newspaper recently reported that in the first six months of this year Russian nationals wanting to buy Turkish property has increased by 2.8 times when compared to the same time last year.
Turkish tourism is growing and changing
Turkey's tourist profile has changed. A few years ago, it was British visitors flooding airport terminals. Now, while the Brits are still coming in steady numbers, especially to Antalya and Istanbul, there is an increasing number of tourists travelling from the Middle East and China, bolstering the economy and ensuring sustainable income for tour operators.
Golf tourism brings 135 million Euros into Turkish economy
Hundreds of thousands of golfers travel to 5-star resorts in Turkey to enjoy the sport at the highest of standards. Golf tourism professionals report that the revenue this brings to the country is worth a phenomenal 135 million euros per year.
Tourists arrivals in Istanbul are at an all-time high
5.42 million tourists visited the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul in the first five months (January – May) 2019 which was an increase of 11% compared to the same time last year, and an all-time high in the past five years. Istanbul has made huge progress towards a goal of welcoming 15 million tourists this year.