Turkey

  • Turkey needs to tighten its security to win back visitors

    Published on : Friday, May 5, 2017

    The year 2016 was a year of loss for tourism for Turkey, which is a pivotal sector for the country bringing in revenues. Nothing can recover the sector overnight, but a gradual recovery can be seen if the sector takes …

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  • Antalya observes 14.5% growth in Russian tourist numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The number of Russian visitors arriving in Antalya in Turkey in April this year has witnessed a 14.5% growth as compared to the same period in 2016, as per a report of the Governorate of the Antalya Province.   Nearly …

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  • Turkey to offer $30 for each cruise tourist welcomed here

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The government of Turkey is ready to offer a subsidy amounting to $30 to support every cruise tourist to brighten the regional cruise sector of the country according to Nabi Avcı, the Tourism Minister of Turkey.   Nabi was meeting …

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  • UK travellers might soon face laptop ban on US flights

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Similar to the proposed ban imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries, the Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports carrying laptops. Quoting anonymous sources, Guardian suggested the current proposals might widen the …

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  • Turkey expecting 5 million Russians in 2017

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism announced at MITT 2017 that his country is looking to bounce back from 2016 by welcoming five million Russian tourists this year.   Speaking at a press conference on the first day of …

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  • Turkey still tops the chart for European vacationers!

    Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Turkey is still considered as one of the most preferred and popular destinations in the world in spite political tensions between EU countries and Turkey. Number of bookings from Germany, Netherlands and UK has risen considerably in the recent times. …

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  • Turkey and Egypt shows signs of tourism recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    For Europeans, foreign holidays remain a top priority, despite worries about economy and security. Thomas Cook, renowned tour operator has said that there is a 40% increase on bookings for Greece and signs for recovery in travel for Turkey and …

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  • 60% more Israeli tourists visit Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Turkey has witnessed a great boost in the number of Israeli tourists visiting the region after the normalization of ties last summer, as per the owner of a tour company that is based in the southwestern province of Mugla. This …

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  • Three hot air balloons crash in Turkey, injure at least 49 tourists

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Three hot air balloons crashed in Turkey, injuring at least 49 tourists, mostly international ones. Thereafter, the balloons were all compelled to make hard landings against strong winds in central Turkey, as per the country’s state-run news agency.   The …

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  • Turkey welcomes German travelers going beyond politics

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Representatives from Turkey’s struggling tourism sector have requested travelers from Germany to visit Turkey at ITB Berlin, delivering a message saying, “We have no business with politics. We welcome you all!” ITB Berlin is being held from 8th to 12th …

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  • Turkey emphasizes its food tourism to the world

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    In Turkey, food tourism is pretty huge and popular. The rich cuisine of the country with enormous influences across the globe has made food tourism of Turkey really sprawling, as confirmed by the culture and Tourism minister Nabi Avci on …

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  • Turkey to offer better service for halal tourism and Muslim travelers

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Over the past few years, halal tourism has been engaging tourists from Muslim countries from over the world. Hotels in Turkey have been instructed by Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) to better serve the Muslim travelers.   By 2020, more than …

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  • Turkey’s booming tourism sector takes a downturn, affects economy as well

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    In the wake of a series of terrorist attacks and domestic political turmoil, Turkey’s previously booming tourism sector got gravely hit, Bernama News reported.   Terrorist attacks – 400 in just 2015 from an average of 70 annually between 2010 …

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  • Turkey’s stork colony creates tourism opportunities

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    In Turkey, one of the biggest stork colonies is located in the central Konya province’s Beyşehir district. This is an area where large number of storks lives for long periods. This area is known as the Valley of Storks and …

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  • Tourists in Turkey dished out $5.1 billion on food in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The information sourced from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) stated that in the year 2016, hungry tourists ended up dishing out over 5 billion dollars on food and beverages in Turkey.   TurkStat said that the tourism expenditures totaled about …

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  • Turkey wants to welcome 6,00,000 tourists from Israel

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Navi Avci, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey said on Tuesday that the country has been missing it share of Israeli visitors. He expects that their number would almost double in the following year.   Currently, the tourism …

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  • Turkey to welcome record number of Russian tourists

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    In a recent statement released by Russia, Turkey is well on its way to welcome a record number of Russian tourists this summer.   Maya Lomidze, the President of the Association of Tour Operators said that the number of travel …

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  • Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Kermanshah

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    A passenger plane of Turkish Airlines that is the national flag carrier of Turkey was compelled to make an emergency landing in Kermanshah city that is based in Iran.   The Airbus A320 made the diversion while it was travelling …

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  • Vīb Redefines Urban-Lifestyle Hotels with the First Hotel Opening in Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the world’s first Vīb® hotel in the city of Antalya. Vīb – Best Western’s new hip, chic, boutique concept and lifestyle brand – re-imagines the Best Western hotel experience for …

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  • Middle East Airlines jet makes emergency landing after passenger assaults crew

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    A commercial flight operated by Middle East Airlines, the national carrier of Lebanon, was forced to ask for an emergency landing after an air passenger of the plane assaulted an air crew member of the jet. Due to the hustle-bustle inside …

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