News of terrorist attacks, geopolitical unrest and the ongoing crisis over refugees have hit the Turkey tourism industry hard. According to recent reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Brits traveling to Turkey nd other crisis hit vacation destinations have plummeted. Figures from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), coincide in forecasting a horrendous summer season for Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and other formerly popular destinations.
The European Commission is going to allow visa-free travel for Turkish citizens inside Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone, according to reports. As part of the deal offered Turkey for taking back migrants who crossed into Greece, Turkey is to get a free visa-ride if the country meets EU criteria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed last week the situation with regard to Russian tourists once again visiting Egyptian and Turkish resorts. Mr. Putin spoke in an annual Q&A session before the Russian people, saying no good solution has been found for ensuring security of Russian tourists in Egypt.
Turkey Tourism is already suffering in 2016 because of security concerns. Cruise operators cancel stops in Turkey, and number of bookings drop alarmingly.
Since 2013, the dotcomhotel conferences have visited European capitals to offer industry networking and expert talks/workshops to industry decision makers. This year, for the first time, the conference organizers have created an event for Antalya, Turkey. Scheduled for May 9th-10th 2016 at the award winning Akra Barut Hotel, this Turkish meetup promises to be a bit unique […]
At the World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s exhibit at stand EM1000-1050 reveals the ever increasing diversity of tourism experiences in Turkey.
FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company for luxury hotel brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, has announced the development of seven new hotels in the MEAI. According to the news, the group unveiled their plans at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) as key for FRHI’s goal of doubling its regional footprint by 2020.
In a first for Istanbul and Turkey, the Pera Museum is hosting the country’s first ever exhibition dedicated to graffiti. The aptly named “Language of the Wall” runs until 5 October, and features the works of some 20 artists from the US, France, Germany, Japan and Turkey.
The Aegean town of Alacati manages to effortlessly combine traditional Turkish hospitality with stylish boutique hotels, high-end fashion, independent art galleries and lively beach clubs. Popular for its boutique hotels with bijou pools and great food, there are also a myriad of new designer-led shops and unique artworks blossoming in Alacati.
Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has recently launched a brand-new tourism branding and advertising campaign under the banner ‘Home Of’. With the unchanging main byline ‘Home of….’, the second part of the byline uses variable text to convey Turkey as the starting point for many distinguished sites, historical events and unique features, including ‘Home Of History’ and ‘Home Of Adventure’ among many others.
For vacationers interested in visiting Cyprus or Turkey this season, Green Island Holidays is offering deals at including multiple destinations like; Alacati, Bodrum and Istanbul in Turkey and Kyrenia and Famagusta in North Cyprus.
Just before 9:30 GMT this morning a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit eastern Greece just south of Kamariotissa in the Aegean. The quake, reported by the USGS was felt as far away as Palestine.
Alacati is one of the best known Aegean destinations for foodies and those wanting festive atmosphere, and a bit of the unusual. Honoring the “out of the ordinary” this year Turkey celebrates the International Vanishing Tastes Festival June 6th thru 8th in this marvelous place noted for architecture, vineyards, windmills, and kite surfing.
Coming Saturday to Trafalgar Square, Turkish Day in London – will be held between 12 pm and 8.30 pm. Sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism, the day activities will include performances and cuisine, plus activities for all ages.
Voted Europe’s best airline, Turkish Airlines will highlight the TourIstanbul service for passengers at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014.