Holidays

Skiing in Turkey – Bookings surge for New Year Holiday

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Skiing in Turkey – Bookings surge for New Year Holiday As blankets of snow cover the most popular ski centres across Turkey, including Uludağ, Palandöken, Erciyes, Kartepe and Ilgaz, hotel bookings for the new year have surged. Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB) Vice Chairman, Hasan Erdem, said that early bookings at the ski centres were […]

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SunExpress – 30% increase in seat capacity for 2019

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SunExpress – 30% increase in seat capacity for 2019 Turkish-German carrier SunExpress will offer a record high capacity of 6.4 million seats in its international program for summer 2019 – this represents a 30% increase in seats available for this year and allows the airline to significantly expand its flight frequency between Turkey and European […]

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Antalya hosts Record Number of Tourism Visitors

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Antalya hosts Record Number of Tourism Visitors Antalya – the tourism capital of Turkey – has hosted around 12.5 million foreign visitors, an all-time high, in the first 10 months of the year. It is expected that this figure will climb to around 14 million by year end. The city, which had previously recorded double […]

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Thomas Cook to expand own-brand hotel portfolio

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Thomas Cook to expand own-brand hotel portfolio British tour operator, Thomas Cook Group plc, has announced that it will open a further 20 own-brand hotels by the end of 2019 – these will include 6 in Spain, 4 in Greece and 3 in Turkey. The company, which currently offers 3.000 hotels across a range of destinations, including the Mediterranean and […]

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Turkish Airlines Open – 2018.

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Turkish Airlines Open – 2018. The Turkish Airlines Open kicks off today (1st November) at the Regnum Carya Golf Club in Belek. With a combined prize fund of $7 million, this event has been a key component of the European Tour since its inception in 2013. The tournament is part of the Rolex Series – […]

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Turkey aiming for Premier League of Health Tourism

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Turkey aiming for Premier League of Health Tourism Turkey’s rise as a prominent player in health tourism continues with the announcement of several new thermal tourism destinations. According to the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council Foundation, 20 cities have been earmarked for transformation into ‘thermal cities’ within the next 5 years. All will feature rehabilitation centres, […]

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Antalya on Target for a Record Year for Tourism

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Antalya on Target for a Record Year for Tourism Antalya, the Turkish tourism capital, received almost 9 million overseas visitors for the year up to August 25th. According to the Antalya Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, some 8.66 million foreign passengers arrived into Antalya and Alanya- Gazipaşa airports in this period. This figure is […]

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Turkish Airlines – 3 times safer than its European Counterparts?

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Turkish Airlines – 3 times safer than its European Counterparts? After a year long inspection carried out by  the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Turkish Airlines (THY) was deemed three times safer than various other european airlines, General Manager Bilal Ekşi announced on Wednesday. The Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) program includes inspection of […]

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Antalya Welcomes More Than 2 Million Tourists in June

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Antalya Welcomes More Than 2 Million Tourists in June Antalya, the tourism capital of Turkey, received more than 2 million tourists last month, according to the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism – of these, 1.94 million were from overseas whilst 66.710 visited from other parts of Turkey. This  is an increase of around 33% […]

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