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16 September

Turkish tourism industry expects record figures this year, optimistic for 2019. Stating that they expect Turkey to host a record of over 40 million tourists this year. Tourism professionals said the positive climate will likely continue in 2019 as well. Turkish tourism sector, which has regained its strength thanks to tourism activities carried out by the […]

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08 September

Turkey and Russia will discuss the lifting of visa requirements for Turkish citizens in fall, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Following talks between Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The two countries decided to establish a mechanism regarding the simplification of the travel regime for certain categories. “The most appropriate professional […]

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29 August

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni ended their one-week holiday. Holiday finished on Sunday with an economy flight to Istanbul, before heading back to France. The former president surprised other Turkish Airlines passengers for not choosing to fly first class. He also greeting and chatting with nearby passengers and even posed for […]

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10 August

The Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TÜRSAB) has decided to initiate a legal process against nearly 20 online travel and reservation portals. The association said in a statement on Wednesday that it will take legal action against online portals, similar to Netherlands-based online reservation portal Booking.com. However list includes rental giant Airbnb, booking site Expedia, travel […]

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09 August

Bodrum’s new hip place, Gümüşlük, is now a must-see when traveling through the Aegean coast of Turkey. The heart of Gümüşlük is its seaside, where following a slope down from the main street you walk among stalls of handmade artwork. Many of them tended by the artists themselves. This town is well-known for its artistic […]

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28 July

Turkey ranks third in halal tourism market by raising its share by 20 pct in 2017. Taking steps to develop alternative tourism market following the periods in 2015 and 2016, sector ranked 3 in the world. It increased by 20 percent in 2017, Yunus Ete, the chairman of World Halal Summit Council and Asel Group, […]

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22 July

Tourists visiting Bodrum increases by 34 percent, hotels at near full capacity. The number of tourists coming to Turkey’s southwestern Muğla Bodrum district has gone up by 34 percent to 550,000 in the first six months of this year. Up from 410,000 in the same period last year, Turkey Tourism Investors Association (TTYD) Vice Chairman […]

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05 July

From 2011 to 2016, the Skytrax world airline survey also named THY the best airline in Europe. Turkish Airlines (THY) deemed three times safer than various European airlines in a year-long inspection carried out by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). THY General Manager Bilal Ekşi announced on Twitter Wednesday. The Safety Assessment of Foreign […]

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03 July

Bodrum of Muğla province is among the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Once a small fishing village founded on the ruins of the ancient site of Halicarnassus of Caria, Bodrum has witnessed a true renaissance in the last decades. And became the summer vacation spot of millions of tourists coming from all over […]

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29 June

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Monday hosted representatives of Doğus Group and the EBRD. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will acquire a minority stake in the marinas of D-Marin.  Doğus Group affiliates it, in Turkey, Greece and Croatia, according to the report of Turkish daily Dünya. According to a statement released by […]

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27 June

Bodrum Port hosts cruise ships arriving in Turkish waters. According to the Directorate General of Merchant Marine, a total of 48 cruise ships anchored in seven ports in Turkey in the January-May period this year, while the number of arriving passengers from these ships reached 5,765, with 7,146 departing passengers and 29,035 transit passengers. Around […]

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21 June

Small Fish Market Fish market attract interest from everybody who stop by. Beyond its authentic atmosphere formed by various types of seafood, smell and voices, this is a place where you can see a part of the local daily life. This type of open markets are common for Turkish traditions and they call them “pazar”. They […]

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