The island of Crete experienced a stellar tourism season for 2018 with roughly €5 billion euro being spent from January through October, according to figures from the Bank of Greece. Overall, Greece saw travel receipts exceed €15.6 billion, which is an increase of 9.9%, compared to the same period of 2017 and is primarily due […]
According to a recent EUobserver report, Germany issued a warning to all nationals visiting Turkey to beware of posting social media messages that criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tensions are on the rise since the controversial Khashoggi affair has caused increased friction in the region. The German Foreign Ministry has warned citizens traveling to Turkey to lay […]
A recent travel agreement between Russia and Egypt has refocused attention on the Turkey tourism. Turkey expects five million plus Russians this season.
The latest US-Turkey friction may be a boom for Greece and other vacation hot spots in the Med. Political tensions between the U.S. and Turkey nay prompt travelers from both countries to choose Greece or other destinations this season.
Bulgarian officials have reiterated a warning on visiting Turkey. The Foreign Ministry in Sofia has warned the public to “exercise high vigilance and caution in view of increased risk of terror attacks”. Bulgarians are being advise against travelling to southeastern Turkey.
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.
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.
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.
Istanbul was named the top destination in the world, and in Europe, ahead of Rome, London, Paris and New York and other cities at the 6th Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor. The city received a record 39 plus million visitors in 2013, making it the sixth most visited city on Earth.
So far this year, tourism to the Cappadocia region of Turkey seems to be booming. For the first three months of 2013 incoming tourists to the region have increased some 35 percent as compared to 2012 numbers.
European Best Destination 2013 has named Istanbul, Turkey this year’s people’s choice winner. Istanbul is the fourth city to win the competition, and on the city’s first ever entry into the competition.
100 musicians and dancers from 13 different Turkic nations will be in London for a debut concert Nevruz, presented by TURKSOY. In celebration of the coming Spring Vestival (Nervuz) this wonderful event delivers the music, song, dance and amazing costumes of all Central Asia to London’s from all over Central Asia Westminster Central Hall March 27th.
In the first two months of this year, Istanbul got more visitors than in the same period of time in the previous year. However, Antalya had a smaller number of tourists than in 2012.
According to the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Shipping and Communications, the total number of airports inside Turkey will grow to 56, including the massive plans for a mega facility targeted for Istanbul 2020. The third Istanbul project in the North of the city will reportedly accommodate 150 million passengers a year. The projected cost of that facility is some €7 billion euro.